Saturday, 26 January 2013

Blue in the Face

Dir: Wayne Wang
Starring: Harvey Kite-hell, Loo Read

Is Brooklyn really like this? A place where people live based on gut reactions, and not much else? If so, NB wants to go there.

Blue in the Face uses a lot of the same cast as Smoke, a rather dull film, and was, in fact, filmed around the same time. In a kind of proto-Curb stylee, the cast were asked to improvised a lot of their lines. No fear. Lou Reed is there to make sense of it all.

Top cameos from Roseanne, Michael J. Fox, Jim Jarmusch and Madonna. The ineffable John Lurie provides the music. But it's Lou Reed who steals the show with his perm and glasses.

Rating: Top Work

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