Just watched The Devil's Double, the film (click). I knew from the first 'Cling' of an S.T.Dupont lighter (cling) that the picture was gonna go heavy on its styling and lavish accessorisation. It was gripping. Dominic Cooper brilliantly played two different characters. Dont know how he did it, as thought it was two blokes for much of film. Its all in the eyes. And the false teeth. Must be odd holding the whole film together, despite nice, flash lighters, watches and cigars playing supporting roles, and knowing it. Nice hardware. Better performance/s. Chilling portrayal of a regime.
Gold pinky, Rolex 'President' Day Date, Cohiba Lanceros: 'Cling, cling'
There's nothing like a Merc flying about in barren desert scenes to evoke a distant, fractured glamour/horror world at the moment. Seen the new M.I.A video? Plenty of Mercs/BMWs, plenty of dust, not brilliant song/lyrics frankly, but quite mental spectacle (click). Not the same thing, but the Mercs are in it. Might have to borrow another one for St.Ives next time in March. Maybe something smaller this time Baroness?
Rolex, Cartier, Breitling all mentioned. Armani, Versace. Will do something about style of this film, finish Baftas review and some other style capers, tomorrow.
PS. You do know about 'The Cling' right? Its enough to make one start smoking. Again.
PPS. Two films, two nights: an addict in two moves. Beats Newsnight hands down.