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Friday, May 23, 2008

The Inspiration of Falling Nuns

posted by on May 23 at 12:24 PM

Samantha Morton plays a Marilyn Monroe impersonator in Harmony Korine’s wonderful Mister Lonely.

This is from an interview I had with the director and screenwriter Harmony Korine:

What is the source of Mister Lonely?

Early on I had started thinking of this idea of nuns jumping out of airplanes, nuns riding bicycles in the clouds and doing tricks in the sky. But that was pretty much it; that was the extent of it. I didn’t have a story or any kind of narrative. And I was working on a script before then, right before my houses burned down. It was a script about a pig named Trotsky and this kid who invented a special kind of adhesive that he would put on to ride outside of these walls. He would ride around and walk through the swampland in Florida and firebomb houses. A lot of that script burned down with my house.

To read more, go here; to see the movie, go here.

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I never thought I would see this narrative of a film from Korine... I certainly didn't think that it would also work quite so well. Funny, fucked up, endearing, and tender all at the same time.

Posted by Jared | May 23, 2008 3:01 PM

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