UNTIL THE END : Gus Van Sant’s ‘Last Days’ [6/10]

……………………     Don't expect me to cry for all the reasons you had to die. - K.C.

… ellipsis … a crystalline implosion … [mumble mumble mumble] … verdict of 'death by misadventure' … Kittens in kitchen  … several unlikely moments of slapstick … repetitions … drug-hazed … [mumble mumble mumble] … doomed neo-Blakean 'Blake' (Michael Pitt) … anomie … time loops … K.Gordon, A.Argento, L.Haas, H.Korine, R.Jay star cameos (pointless?) … Gus's pals? … [mumble mumble mumble]

…………………     Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are. 

Repetitions …  [mumble mumble mumble] On Bended Knee (Boyz II Men) …  inaUdible … Clean … (dirty) … documentary incursions: real Yellow Pages ad salesman …  real Mormon brothers (as one talks, the other's lips move) …  [mumble mumble mumble] … slurRed speech … escape to the surrounding woods (Garrison, NY) … beatific suicide chic? call it a poor man's Process …

…………………………………………..     Thought the sun is gone, I have a light.    

kiTchen … repetitions … Garboesque rock-star wants 2B alone … Cold mansion, breath vapOur visible in the air … [mumble mumble mumble]Gerry, Elephantlongueurs … epiphanies …  "#… on Bended knee …#" (SympAthy for the Devil)  … several unlikely moments of slapstick … (they even manage to drop a corpse) … 'Although inspired In part… work of fictioN … In Memory Of … 1967-1994', etc  [mumble mumble mumble]

It doesn't mean if you believe in nothing that it's nothing. You have to treat nothing as if it were something.

– A.W.

Neil Young
20th/25th September, 2005

LAST DAYS : [6/10] : USA 2005 : Gus VAN SANT : 97 mins
seen at Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle (UK), 20th September 2005 – public show