Saturday, February 5, 2011

Film Fest

In this here Film Fest there seems to be a strong revisiting-the-'80s thread.

Wall Street is 1980s to its core... yet still proves the enduring lure of greed.  I think I like it better than the latest riff, though mostly for the crazy joy of the period costumes.  And there was a great interior desecrator, um, decorator part where Daryl Hanna's character "decorates" ("designs" is sooo the wrong word here) the young greedy guy's condo.  (Condos - so '80s)  She has fake brick put over the real wall, then fake plaster fakely cracked over that, so there are just layers of faux all lovingly documented by the camera.  Perhaps that symbolism is a trifle heavy-handed?  But then, there was nothing subtle about the '80s either.

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