Wednesday, August 16, 2017

We're Gonna Let It Burn Burn Burn Burn

The trailer for Yorgos Lanthimos' new film, The Killing of a Sacred Deer starring a spectacularly salt-n-pepper-bearded Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman and that appealingly strange looking kid from Dunkirk, has arrived, and it's a full-on mini freak-out in Lanthimos' heady way. Lots of shots of a girl dragging herself around o the floor and the stairs and spaghetti. Meaning there is also spaghetti, not that the girl is dragging herself through spaghetti, although the latter would not surprise me if it ended up included in the final film. (I keep waiting for the world to honor Ann-Margret in Tommy.)

Kidman's giving off some extreme Eyes Wide Shut vibes, though, and that's always welcome. Anyway I googled what song it is that the girl is singing through the entire thing and it's "Burn" by Ellie Goulding - I have heard Goulding's name before but I don't know any of her music so I can't judge what sort of perversion this take on the song is, but it's creepy and effective in this context. Watch!

Sacred Deer is out on October 27th!
Just in time for Halloween, hooray!

1 comment:

Forever1267 said...

Elle Goulding had a big hit from "50 Shades of Gray" called "Love Me Like You Do" that you should probably recognize. Her first big hit was "Lights" about 5 years ago(?)

I was wondering what song that was, too, while watching this. Thank you for that.

It does look very creepy and compelling, although I have no idea what was going on. Yet it somehow made spaghetti look unappealing. I didn't know that was possible.