18 March 2010

Movie Review: Little Ashes

That's right. Before he was an immortal 128 year old vampire with the looks of a 17 year old, Robert Pattison portrayed a young, crazy and ambisexual Salvador Dalí. If you want to see him kiss another man, this would be the movie to watch, there's a lot of it. The downside to this movie is that Salvador Dalí was a megalomaniacal crazy so if its hard to stomach long periods of extreme narcissism, I'd just search images.google.com for some man on man action from Pattison.

The other main character is gay Spanish poet Federico García Lorca played by Javier Beltran who Pattison makes out with and has sex with. If you are not familiar with Spanish poetry, the Spanish Civil War, or the Franco dictatorship, I'll save you a trip to Wikipedia. The nationalistas executed him just as the Civil War broke out. I was deeply moved by the tragedy of his character, speaking of Victor Gregor's blog about being second best. Lorca led a tragic gay life known throughout the Hispanic world (including the Philippines):

Verde que te quiero verde.
Verde viento. Verdes ramas.
El barco sobre la mar
y el caballo en la montaña.
Con la sombra en la cintura
ella sueña en su baranda,
verde carne, pelo verde,
con ojos de fría plata.
Verde que te quiero verde.
Bajo la luna gitana,
las cosas le están mirando
y ella no puede mirarlas.

Like I said, Pattison's character's extreme narcissism is a little bit to stomach but its otherwise a great historical movie that was done well.

1 comment:

  1. ooh i actually saw this one. haha for once, may masasabi ako! lol

    i thought rob's acting was partly to blame. he's a little too aware of the camera and too focused on looking pretty. idk

    love the victor reference. haha