“Let us be grateful to those that make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” - Marcel Proust
OMG, I’m speaking at graduation tomorrow.
“There’s that word again. “Heavy.” Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the Earth’s gravitational pull?”
Indeed, Doc Brown, why? I treated myself to a revival showing of Back to the Future at my local cinema asking myself the same question as I revelled and enjoyed the year 1985 oddly realizing how much it resembled your future, my present. Why can’t life be like that again? All rock and roll and skateboarding. Or like 1955? All jukeboxes and chocolate milk.
Laughing at ‘80’s banter, Doc Brown’s crazy faces, and feeling equally as stressed as I did as a kid when Doc just can’t plug that damn cord in, I was hit with the realization that life should be like this all the time. One should forget about the potential rejection, car damage, threatening terrorists, and Biffs of the world and just cuddle up with your popcorn and Cherry Coke enjoying the excitement of the potential of a life well-lived.
Cheesy metaphors aside, I highly recommend looking up revival showings in your area as a fun summer evening pastime! The cinephile I am didn’t even think to do this until now but, Great Scott, I had such a great time with friends, food, and flux capacitors that I will definitely be making it a faceted tradition.
Lastly, two years from now is 2015. I’ll be looking out for Doctor Emmett Brown to crash my Back to the Future party in two years.
Mexico (girl with braids), 1934
Very interested to see what Refn and R. Gos are up to next. Their pairing in 2011’s Drive was impeccable…but global southeastern drug drama? Could be a wild ride. I’ll be keeping tabs on the Cannes’ reviews definitely.
For other must-sees, maybes, and wildcards for the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, hit up my favourite film mag, Little White Lies for their top ten picks.
Expect reviews for this and ‘Modern Vampires in the City’ soon!
Graphic design love.