I know my letterboxd hasn’t been active for awhile aside from my diary, but I wanted to wish all of my followers and friends on here a happy New Year’s Eve! 2020 was a year full of epiphanies and despite its various unforeseen obstacles, I will look back on a lot of it fondly. I graduated high school, moved to New York City for my first semester as an NYU freshman, became more politically involved and educated, and met a…
In Praise of Spring Breakers, “Trash,” and Harmony Korine
*an essay for my freshman year essay class*
“When I was a child, the temptation to sin was always a romantic option,” states Harmony Korine. “This romantic option led me to the cinema, a place where sin was welcome.”
Spring Breakers has cemented itself into pop-culture iconography of the early 21st century, endearingly for its cult following, and controversially for the rest. Images of unapologetic teenage debauchery, staunch violence, and sexuality…
One of the most predominantly memorable, yet overlooked shots in Sofia Coppola's 1999 masterpiece is a shot of a Japanese parasol next to Cecilia during her first attempted suicide. A parasol from a culture with the highest suicide rate of all time, where an act which seems cowardly or immature in other societies is seen culturally as an act of honor.
The Lisbon girls are but shadows. Their faces once remembered vividly by the neighborhood boys are almost completely diminished.…