So, it’s kind of a routine that every Sunday I’ll pick a movie to watch – just to satisfy my cinematic thirst. But today I broke the routine by…watching TWO movies: Filth and Trance, both starring James
Song pick: Sweet Dreams by Marilyn Manson
“If Shame portrays tragedy with tragedy, Filth portrays tragedy with comedy.”
Perhaps it was a hunch, but before watching Filth, I had a feeling that this movie, despite the comedy genre, was going to be a sad one. Watching it confirms the hunch. Shame made me feel unsettling, mostly because I could relate to, could feel Brandon’s despair and loneliness. So I didn’t enjoy it and I don’t think anyone can enjoy a movie like Shame; it isn’t meant to be enjoyed. Filth is different. With Filth, I can laugh – good laugh, and then the laugh dies out as Bruce gradually descends the path of insanity and degradation. Can’t say I relate to Bruce as I did Brandon, but I can see how mental disorders, coupled with abandonment and loneliness, can completely wreck a human being.
Song pick: Behind Blue Eyes Limpbizkit ver.
“Yandere is the word to sum up Trance without really giving anything away.”
It’s interesting that both movies I picked today have a few things in common (beside James’s starring in both):
1. They deal with mental problems – both Bruce and Simon are seriously wrong in the head.
2. Both men have issue – losing the women they love, though the way they deal with it are vastly different: Bruce’s is passive while Simon’s more aggressive.
3. And… NSFW – lots of sex and nudity. So make sure you don’t watch them with your parents.
On a side note, Sharky Mike was supposed to play the role of Franck – the mob boss. He turned it down due to schedule conflict, which was a shame for Cherik/Mcfassy fangirls. Despite that, I was a little happy he didn’t play Franck. Compared to James’s Simon, Franck is lacking depth. I’d love a movie where James and Sharky Mike are given equal chance to shine – like First Class and DOFP.