Monday, April 11, 2011

"Last Days"


35MM, COLOUR, DOLBY DIGITAL, 97 MINUTES, USA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/EDITOR: GUS VAN SANT / CINEMATOGRAPHER: HARRIS SAVIDES / PRODUCTION CO: HBO FILMS, PICTUREHOUSE, PIE FILMS INC. / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: RIALTO FILMS, 2005

Last Days is the concluding chapter of Gus Van Sant’s ‘death trilogy’ and a sensuous, contemplative study of Blake, a reclusive rock star styled on the late Kurt Cobain, who committed suicide in 1994. Blake (Michael Pitt) spends his last days in an exhausted, drug-induced malaise, muttering and stumbling around a remote mansion and its surrounding forests and evading contact with the outside world and his entourage of friends. Van Sant shows restraint, offering little insights or reasons for Blake’s eventual suicide; Blake seemingly already embodies a version of the living-dead.

11 comments:

Tom Byron said...

very good

Claude said...

Sounds pretty interesting, I might watch the others of the 'death trilogy' first though.

Ana said...

That picture made think about how sad and isolated Kurt Cobain must have felt during that time. I like the atmosphere of the film but I wouldn`t recommend it to everyone, it's very slow and maybe someone could find it boring, otherwise it's a great experience ♥

PryON said...

P R I N T S O U R C E !

ed said...

thats deep, wish it was higher resolution though

Mostly Irrelephant said...

Looks interesting. Sadly the picture is very small, though.

Tweeks Coffee said...

tl;dr

der said...

My hats off to Gus Van Sant for directing a movie that truely depicts the life of someone who is addicted to drugs and is lost due to tragedies in their lives.

Charleston said...

very unique

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G said...

wow a well staged shot.
I was lucky enough to see Kurt play live once...truly awesome

Tom said...

I remember studying the " Death trilogy " in my college Philosophy class. Really sticks with you.

 
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