Sunday, January 24, 2010

They say that if you meet your double, you should kill him.

It's just not Sundance if you don't experience at least one weird art film.  One of this year's entry in the weird-art-film genre comes from German director Johan Grimonprez.  Double Take starts with Alfred Hitchcock (and a Hitchcock look alike).  Film of the famous director and clips from his films are woven together with television footage from the cold war and of politicians from the 1960s like Richard Nixon, Nikita Khruschev, and John F. Kennedy. My favorite moments were the clips of Folgers Coffee TV ads from the 60s.  Seriously, I could watch two full hours of these commercials.  Oh, for the good old days, when wives were judged on quality of their coffee.

I don't claim to know what this movie was about. But in the end, I liked the strange mashup of pop culture and politics.  Double Take is like mid-century modern for the film fans.

1 comment:

  1. This movie makes me feel confused even before seeing it.