Monday, September 22, 2008
I love the way Kate's voice sounds so flatly husky and small, Leonardo's too. The lines almost sound like they're numbed by suburbia, too much smoking and whisky. Or, more likely, Mad Men is just on my mind after its EMMY win (similar time period and marital dissatisfaction). Everything that's said between Leo & Kate here might be whispered between them, even if its uttered for us.
I also enjoyed Kate running through the woods (eery memories of Heavenly Creatures, still one of her finest hours) and the depersonalizing shots of hordes of men in suits. But then, Sam Mendes has never made a film that didn't look like a million bucks. He likes those A grade cinematographers, don't he? My chief worry is that it'll play stiff and thematic. Road to Perdition and Jarhead weren't exactly loose and spontaneous pictures, you know? Here's to this Titanic reunion, though. What a crazy handsome couple.