Lost moments in cinema. Art is mostly about failure. As is Troll hunting in the suburbs of the Midlands…
You have to go a little further afield for that sort of romp, specifically Norway. A doubtless stunning country which is on my to-do list along with a whole bunch of films I’ll never have time to see. At least I saw ‘Trollhunter’ (2010 Andre Ovredal), a film stranded in the wilderness, somewhere between Blair Witch & Where the Wild Things Are, but with that odd Norwegian humour that I bloody love (see ‘The Bothersome Man’ (2006, Jens Lien), a bonafide masterpiece in my mind). I’m dead glad I saw the trolls on the big screen, they were worth all the nagging it took to persuade somebody that this would be f**king amazing, rather than terrible. It was. A madcap film, oodles of tweaks & quirks that made its format (supposed-found-footage/mockumentary or what you will) not feel like a tired old experiment. Mainly it was just damn funny & left you with little to say after, as you felt like you had a brainful of trollfarts. Lovely.
I also saw the new version of ‘Jane Eyre’ (2011, Cary Fukunga), on a friend’s request. I’m not mega on period dramas, but I always forget them Bronte sisters love a bit of rugged Yorkshire moorland, and saying boo to gooses, so it was time well-spent. I really want to see ‘Melancholia’ (mainly cos I recon Lars Von Trier has been tapping my brain & stealing ideas, the crazy rogue), but also Paddy Cosidine’s directorial debut ‘Tyrannosaur’, cos I’m a massive fan of his & it’s had awesome reviews. But fitting round work + friends plans + being short of a quid, are working against me. I’ll just have to go alone, and then discuss my feelings on the finer points of apocalypses & domestic violence with the nearest enigmatic lamp post.
I also wanna see ‘Midnight in Paris’, cos it’s like an artsy Goodnight Sweetheart (which come to think of it was a philosophical masterpiece, even if they dragged it out way too long). But that’s no.3 on my list…ho hum.
I leave you with more troll parps, over & owt.