Have you ever been to a store or restaurant and swear that the filler music was hand-selected by you for you? That happened last night at Pizzology.
Gaylena and I were there for roughly 40-45 minutes and in that time I hear several songs I love, including;
M.I.A.- Paper Planes
Arcade Fire- No Cars Go
Regina Spektor- Better
Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Softshock
The White Stripes- Fell In Love With A Girl
One could say, it’s a coincidence. That liking every song consecutively for 40 minutes isn’t that rare. However, as I ate my final slice of pizza, the only song the Smashing Pumpkins ever released that I even like, let alone love… 1979 plays. No way that’s coincidence. I just experienced the soundtrack for my pizza-eating experience.
I saw Moon last night and I’m now very disappointed that I put it off for so long. I don’t know who to acknowledge and congratulate first, Jones or Rockwell.
Sam Rockwell delivers an amazing performance in not one, but two roles. His transition from a fed-up energy miner to a broken, expiring clone was worthy of congratulations on its own. Not to mention that his more aggressive counterpart excels as a suspicious, short-tempered detective. Rockwell delivers stellar performances in both roles, but together it’s a very powerful performance. Bravo!
I’d like to call attention to Duncan Jones’ success with not only the script, but direction too. While watching the special features it’s obvious that Jones knew what he wanted, but more amazingly had confidence in how to achieve it. The lack of CGI in a sci-fi film, produced in the last decade was an achievement too. Moon had a beautiful, unique look as a result, which matches it’s beautifully unique story.
I would highly recommend Moon to anyone. Although slow at times, the story pulls together in an emotional and thought-provoking end. I thoroughly enjoyed it!