Thursday, September 27, 2012

new harmony korine: "Spring Breakers"

"This is more than spring break... this is our chance to see something different."

The fans of these chicks apparently don't want to see them in anything different, other than the Disney Channel shit-coms from which they originated. NC-17 is not porn. Grow up, kids: They're just actors, working and gettin' paid... And they're probably a lot smarter than their fans. We barely know anything about Selena Gomez or ... who is this other chick? Vanessa Hudgens? Someone from High School Musical... But anyone in Hollywood willing to work with Harmony Korine probably has at least half-a-brain, and so we say "good for them." We'll give anything from Harmony a shot, even though Trash Humpers was probably the worst movie we've ever seen... Most of his movies don't get distributed all that well, but we're hopeful that name-recognition will help to get Spring Breakers in ordinary-ass AMC theaters by the end of the year. This is good news.


ANOTHER EDIT: The Guardian UK has reviewed an early screening, which includes the following excerpt: Full credit to Korine, who sustains this act of creative vandalism right through to the finish. Spring Breakers unfolds as a fever dream of teenage kicks, a high-concept heist movie with mescal in the fuel tank. The director monkeys with the plot and kicks away the signposts. He loops the dialogue and drags a dilated, ecstatic camera-lens across honeyed flesh and painted nails. The result is his most fully realised, purely satisfying feature film since Gummo, his outrageous directing debut, way back in 1997.

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