Monday, August 9, 2010

New Moon in Leo

"If you're sad and like beer, I'm your lady." Lady Port-Huntley

Since I am still somewhat hazy from jet lag, which included a nearly 36-hour straight sleeping marathon, I'll save you from my nonsensical mutterings and give you one the greatest cinematic masterpieces of all time for this very enchanting and entertaining new moon, Saddest Music In The World.

From 2003, Saddest Music In The World is from experimental film mastermind Guy Maddin. Set in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada during the Great Depression, this dark comedy of sorts is plotted around a competition announced by a legless beer magnate to find the saddest piece of music in the world and includes a totally brilliant performance by Isabella Rossellini.

See it for yourself and feel the enticement...the trailer:

For members of Netflix, watch instantly for free at this link:

All others, sorry to say I couldn't find a free streaming link, so to watch, you can get rent or buy a copy at Itunes, but know it'll so be worth it, as it's one of those films you can watch over and over again, as there are so many nuances to the cinematography and plot that there's always something fresh to each viewing and the music is amazing! Here's the link: