Friday, May 26, 2006

Ashes and Snow

Man, could some clever individual ever make a great parody of Gregory Colbert's Ashes and Snow.

Saw it on its last day at the Santa Monica Pier, as part of mega festivities for Grinch Girlfriend's Graduation.

I will suffer the slings and arrows of having an unpopular opinion, but I didn't really like the famous exhibition of beautiful native gals and kids cavorting with animals (most of them tamed).

Short critique: gorgeous cinematography elevates genre of pinup art.

Politically chic critique: 19th century glorification of the exotic "other" is alive and well in elephant-dung filled ponds where cafe-au-lait-skinned females cavort in exquisite slo-mo alongside gentle beasts.

Sorry... it was like visiting clown paintings on velvet, painted by David, where I would surely opine, "I bow to the grandmaster of schlock!"

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