Bizet's Carmen

Bizet's Carmen

Opera is stylistic by nature, but this filmed version of Bizet's Carmen is surprisingly naturalistic. Part of the credit is that this movie was filmed on location in Spain. However, much of the credit goes to Julia Migenes's earthy portrayal of Carmen. Also features Plácido Domingo as Don José , the soldier whom Carmen leads astray.

  • At first glance I thought "The Limits of Control" to be in homage of Jean-Pierre Melville's "Le Samourai", but then it is also possibly a art house re-imagining of James Bond seen through a post modern lends. Still, in a more subt... At first glance I thought "The Limits of Control" to be in homage of Jean-Pierre Melville's "Le Samourai", but then it is also possibly a art house re-imagining of James Bond seen through a post modern lends. Still, in a more subtle way "The Limits of Control" might be a tripped out political journey nodding and winking to films like Michelangelo Antonioni's Zabriskie Point, but this time under the influence of a Bush administration hangover. Or is it a sly satire on Manga? Remote Viewing? Or all of the above? Whatever it is about, Jim Jarmusch did make sure to fill the screen with many of my favorite actors, including an irresistible Paz de la Huerta (as Nude), whose character seems to be drawn from Dorothy Parker's famous quote; "Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses." Oh, and the soundtrack is magnetic, featuring Carmen Linares, Boris, Sunn O))), The Black Angels, Ensemble Villa Musica, Michio Kurihara, LCD Soundsystem and Manuel el Sevillano.