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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

New Art Travesty ~ Frodo as Caravaggio's Lute Player....

Posted on 2006.10.30 at 13:36


wendylady1 at 2006-10-31 06:16 (UTC) (Link)
You really are getting extremely good at this lark, aren't you ?!!
I love Caravaggio's paintings, especially his talent for painting light and shadow, ...the fruit, as you point out, are more than just edible, they are positively luscious !! As for his young men, well, have you seen the film of his life by Derek Jarman ?...it's an eye opener !!
mechtild at 2006-10-31 13:53 (UTC) (Link)
There's a film? There's a film? I was just commenting that it seems to me that his life would make a GREAT film. I will have to see if it's available to rent or borrow somewhere.
mechtild at 2006-10-31 14:08 (UTC) (Link)
I looked up the film on IMDB, Wendy. It looks great! Heck, "young Sean Bean steals show" as the young lover: who wouldn't want to see THAT?????
mechtild at 2006-10-31 14:14 (UTC) (Link)
One last note before I go to work. I looked the film up on Amazon. There's a DVD coming out, possibly. There are still VHS tapes for sale but they start at 45.00, new or used. Yikes! Therefore, if I don't see it to rent, until the DVD should come out, that will be that. I'm already going to be broke buying the new Complete Recording set of TTT. (I ADORED the one for FotR, which I have played almost non-stop for the last year.)
wendylady1 at 2006-11-01 20:15 (UTC) (Link)
Oh Mech,
you will ADORE this movie !!! It is luscious in its faithfully reproduced Caravaggio-like atmosphere, and the very film quality itself is just like a Caravaggio masterpiece...the lighting, the colours, the gorgeous young men - everything !! I believe Tilda Swinton is a big presence too !! It is very reminiscent of a Peter Greenaway movie, with all the sitting around, doing not very much, and then sudden shocking action, that that entails...a strange other worldly feel, and intensely atmospheric !! and, yeah, a very young Sean Bean as the lover !!!

Derek Jarman was a very intense, and very Gay film director who enjoyed pushing the boundaries of Good Taste with absolute relish !! He was the one who did a film called "Jubilee" featuring the local Punks from the King's Road. back in the year of the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977...what a riot of a film set in Post Apocalyptic Britain, with a cast of bored youths, who did the most outrageous things for kicks...Derek Jarman was never one for limits...he died of Aids sometime in the Eighties, I think, and the World lost a Brilliant film-maker...
mechtild at 2006-11-01 22:32 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for all that juicy background on the film and its maker, Wendy. I can't wait for Inter-library Loan to find me a copy to watch. But if it's lovely to look at, what a shame it's not on DVD. Maybe it will be issued in that format one of these days? I'd love to make screencaps if it's so painterly.

Did you read my second ETA? Now the THAT would make a dandy film. If I were up to it, I'd write a screenplay, or ask Ann Marwalk to help me. She's already done a great little series of short fics about Boromir's on-going trysts with a tactiturn but well-mannered boy prostitute who secretly is an aspiring artist. Sounds trite but she's such a reserved, tasteful writer, she makes it work. I'd love a story about Caravaggio picking this boy up off the streets, painting him, lusting for him, and eventually teaching the youth his art -- what the boy most wants beyond a bed and a meal -- while falling for him.
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