March 28, 2007

The Science of Sleep

The Bearlet Underground

Last night I had the extreme pleasure of seeing The Science of Sleep, one of the most entertaining films I’ve seen for a while. It’s not brilliant by any stretch of the plot, but the sheer amount of visual surprises and ideas just seem to tumble over one another to enchant your attention. Gael Garcia Bernal puts in a great performance as the innocent but childish Stéphane, and in one of the scenes, he performs along with the rest of the cast the most twee song in the Velvet Underground’s catalogue, After Hours. The words have been completely altered to fit the title If You Rescue Me, and the arrangement more defined and elaborate but the song’s sentiment remains the same. A very cute love song for a very cute moment.

I think the bear-suits kind of add to that.

From The Velvet Underground (1969):
The Velvet Underground – After Hours MP3 Expired

From The Science of Sleep Soundtrack (2007):
Gael Garcia Bernal and Cast – If You Rescue Me MP3 Expired

[The Science of Sleep Website]

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    It’s a great movie, isn’t it? It’s just fun and makes you smile constantly. Great visuals as well.

    28 Mar 2007, 15:12

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