Monday, October 02, 2006

Monologue Mondays -"Faith Justin"

Lenny, just stay away from Tran, okay? And stay away from me.

Stop trying to rescue me. Those days are over. I'm a big girl now. Stop trying to save me, okay, because I don't need saving.

Just...give up on me.

You know one of the ways movies are still better than playback? The music comes up, there's credits, and you always know when it's over.

"Faith Justin" as played by the rockin' Juliette Lewis in Strange Days (1995) Written by James Cameron and Jay Cocks. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. This largely unheralded performance closed out a five year run of astonishing work from the always potent actress. Like the film itself, this turn almost grasped what it was reaching for --flawed but still riveting.


adam k. said...

Is it just me, or does Juliette Lewis look A LOT like John Cameron Mitchell?

Middle-P said...

Just like i always do here nathaniel, my post will have nothing to do with the film you are talking about!

first off i hope everything went well with your friend and the situation this weekend. i am hoping for the best for you!

and otherwise, the Hawaiian Internation Film Festival List Came out today, and the only American one that has any chance is Babel, but for the forgein list, they are showing, and i am going to:
The king and the Clown
10 Canoes
The Banquet
The Chronicles of Escape
and Hula Girls
(and Candy even though that isnt submitted by Australia!!! and The Host even though that didnt get South korea's spot...)

I'll be sure to come back and give my reviews....

Glenn Dunks said...

I've always thought Juliette was better than the films she was in. Natural Born Killers, Cape Fear, but I remember quite liking Strange Days

Alanna said...

...and now she can be seen being snarky on VH1's Best Week Ever. Seriously, what happened there? She once showed a lot of promise, especially in Gilbert Grape and Natural Born Killers.

Anonymous said...

'Strange Days' is like smorgasbord of very talented and highly watchable -- but alas, criminally underrated -- actors: Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Vincent D'Onofrio, etc. No surprise then that the film itself was and still remains largely ignored (sigh).


P.S. Juliette Lewis + Rachel Griffiths = John Cameron Mitchell

Anonymous said...

She was pretty freaking good in the play she did in London. No surprise, I guess.

Love her. And her Licks.


Anonymous said...

Check out Juliette in "Aurora Borealis" co-starring Donald Sutherland and Louise Flethcer. She's the best thing about the whole movie.

Wayne B said...

Was just thinking about this same scene yesterday! Her version of "Rid of Me" is a favourite-of-all-time.