Thursday, September 28, 2006
Why, within in mere days of seeing the fine gentleman you may know as Jason Schwartzman, I had the good fortune of attending a preview of a film he starred in. Isn't that just divine? You see, I had a fortnight ago acquired a ticket for the event in the hopes of seeing the delightful director Ms. Sofia Coppola introduce the film--as she was scheduled to do. Alas, she is with child and was too fatigued to grace us with her presence. Still, the film itself made it worth exposing oneself to the mischievous night air.
My, my, it was a veritable visual feast. The costumes and art direction were ravishing, darling. The unexpectedly modern soundtrack was quite invigorating and the acting? Simply sublime. So many artful lovelies made an appearance alongside the perfectly poised and rosy-cheeked Queen Kirsten: Danny Huston, Rip Torn, Steve Coogan, Asia Argento and Judy Davis. A divine assembly, to say the least. Certainly the story does linger unnecessarily at points, but it is a satisfying lark. I think it 'tis especially inviting to those of the feminine ilk. I blush to be so bold, but I fancy it may play a role in my top ten list of the annum. If you are so inclined, here is a tempting sampling.