corner view ≈ thankfulness {or this must be the place}

today i'm thankful for sublime movie directing. this one is about kindness, on a subliminal level. the mixed density of the story reminds me of {to name a few} david lynch's, paul thomas anderson's or miranda july's approach to life in general, and to certain topics specifically. you need to couple down a few gears and adjust your seatbelt on this one, in order to enjoy the movie ride. of course the long cameo by white haired david byrne does help. his song HOME easily makes up the general gist of this peculiar quest. 


there're tears. there're moments of spark. in most unexpected corners and in a jewish kind of way. sean penn crawls into the aging body of a pop star. {now penn would do that, would he not?} i am grateful though for his true and weathered, kind face at the end. i know it's all been about moonrise kingdom of late, but slip this paolo sorrentino movie on your to-watch-list, do. if you already viewed this marveling tragic comedy of intricate innuendoes and brainy social commentaries, then spread the word. tinyWOOLF insists. ♥ jane's corner view, francesca's hosting, kari's theme. thank YOU, kari. 

23 comments :

  1. oh yes
    BYRNE!
    I have heard about this movie
    and it is on my wishlist
    if only for sir Byrne
    ;^))

    love
    Patrice A.

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  2. I've just finished a book about ageing (of an author), and I always appreciate a good movie recommendation (for the time when I'll have access to high speed internet, if not a movie theater or a DVD shop!!.

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  3. My best friend told me to see this! No, he not just told me, he ordered me. I will, as soon as possible!

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  4. i've seen that movie a few days ago and i loved it!!
    so good to know that you like it too;)
    big hug and soon some writing behind the tree, xx julias

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  5. i've seen that movie a few days ago and i loved it!!
    so good to know that you like it too;)
    big hug and soon some writing behind the tree, xx julias

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  6. first I`m just slipping in for the credits! will be back for a proper viewing later♡

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  7. oops I forgot the most important thing--
    Thank you!

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  8. The movie I wanted to see for a long time, but I have not gotten.

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  9. thank you for this - looks like a good one to watch.

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  10. Nadine,thanks!! And you're vanished from my list on my blog..i don't know why..several people vanished..
    Have to look at it...repair...repair also my childhood home again :-))

    xxx Ingrid

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  11. How have I not heard of this movie before?? It looks wonderful. I'll have to see where it is playing.

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  12. i have not heard of this before. glad i came to visit today ... :)

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  13. Back for the proper viewing!
    Thanks! I will see it when it comes to Japan, from your recommendation!!

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    1. out on dvd already, i'm a late bloomer myself, as per usual!
      you'll love it, i think.
      ALL of you will..
      n♥

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  14. this looks like a great movie indeed,
    i guess i am also a late bloomer, never having heard of it,
    now in search to see it!

    thanks!

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  15. Thank you for the tip, I'll try to see this movie. I like very much the David Lynch and Paul T. Anderson's movies too.

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  16. Thank you so much Nadina, it is now on my Must watch list :)

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  17. I love movies that have depth to them!

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  18. I have to see it now :) Thanks!

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  19. I saw the preview for this at the Bond film ....which your right he has changed ...alot! Penn that is.
    Bond was fabulous though.....smile!

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  20. For some reason I have never heard of this movie either - I usually keep my ears and eyes open for movies that are different from the mainstream - beautifully acted and directed. They are rare and precious. I will have to try and find this one. We have a fabulous DVD store here in Christchurch called Alice in Videoland which specialises in art-house / foreign / Indie films. If it isn't there I won't find it anywhere in this town!

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  21. I remember seeing this trailer, now! It made me chuckle. (I still think Sean has two speeds - this one reminds me of "I Am Sam" combined with aging rock star. But I'm willing to give him another chance ;)

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