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Watched this movie this morning. It was pretty great. If you like cars, flamethrowers and romance, you’ll enjoy this. A lot.

Have you seen Bellflower?

I just watched Bellflower and it was interesting.  I can’t quite decide whether I liked it or not.  I definitely liked parts of it and I like the people who made it, but I can’t decide if the narrative holds up for me or not.  

It’s worth watching if only for the crazy stunts that these indie filmmakers pull off.  I have to admit that I know myself well enough that I know I would not be shooting a shotgun at a propane tank, that just doesn’t seem safe.  They do all sorts of crazy stuff in this film and the actors do a good job, but the lack of narrative, almost makes it experimental.  That may not be fair.  I guess there is a little bit of narrative, but it’s very murky.

I looked up an ebert review and laughed when he said “The film is essentially a mumblecore rom-com”.  Ebert really liked the film and praised it, and I don’t think it was a rom-com, but it’s lack or hard narrative did make me think of mumblecore with bad ass set pieces like their car Medusa and their flame throwers.

Rent the movie to check out the weird world of this film, but make sure that you don’t miss the best part which are the extras.  I really liked the making of video and the tour of the Medusa car.

Did you see Bellflower?  What did YOU think?

GIRL DECONSTRUCTS THE FAMILY TREE

Eve says Sorry Father as her teeth hit the apple skin.
God says: a wrath upon You and Your Sisters.


Persephone is just a little girl who misses her mother.
Medusa’s father threatens to cut her serpents
right through their belly; Medusa cries that they
are the most beautiful thing about her.
Woman says: Look ma, no name!
(Not one they’ll remember, anyway.)
Mother laughs: I pulled that look off a couple
decades before you.

Girl sits at the kitchen table, tries to keep her
hands inside of her hands.
Girl is quiet. Girl is docile.
Girl has blood between her legs right now.
The Church says: blame Aunt Eve for that.
(And an apple appears on the kitchen table.)

Girl hears her Mother is as mean as a snake.
(Girl hears a thousand hisses upon Medusa’s head.)

The Church says worship, down on your knees.
Boy says yeah, Bitch, down on your knees.
Girl screams FIRE until his hands are off her.
(Girl receives a bouquet of violets, signed -P)

Girl spends her life with her name
mispronounced. Girl never corrects.
Girl picks up the apple, calculates
the likelihood of a worm being inside.
Girl looks into the hidden camera,
takes a bite. Girl waits for the world to
implode.

(Girl relishes in the fact that only a Girl can make the world implode.)