Saturday, May 10, 2008

Whole Wide World

A definite winner for anyone who can relate to the 1970s and early 1980s punk and New Age music milieu: Sandra Goldbacher's (b. 1960) Me Without You / Meine beste Freundin (2001). On one level a kind of chick flick, Me Without You also probes the idea of a much too heavily freighted friendship ("like Siamese Twins") that intrudes into almost everything, features evocative New Wave and other period pop, and stars Anna Friel, Michelle Williams, and Trudie Styler. Oh, and it's British.

Soundtrack features The Clash, "(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais" and "White Riot;" Depeche Mode, "Just Can't Get Enough;" Echo & the Bunnymen, "The Cutter;" The Normal,
"Warm Leatherette;" Wreckless Eric, "Whole Wide World;" The Only Ones, "Another Girl, Another Planet;" and others. As a British girlfriend used to say, "FanTAStic!" Party on, Debbie Harry! And let's not forget Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart" . . . . .

Runes (Thursday-today): Opening, Gateway, Partnership.

Go Pistons!


the walking man said...

Erik you once again have put me in the corner with a film I never heard of. But I have some of the music of just about every band named.

At least i have a chair to sit on while waiting for my penance to be served.



Charles Gramlich said...

I think I'll have to pass on this one. Doesn't look like they blow anything up at all.

JR's Thumbprints said...

You sold me on this one with Joy Division. It's gotta be different, creative, and daring.