TSP2015: B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West-Berlin 1979-1989

B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West-Berlin 1979-1989. Jörg A. Hoppe. 2015.

Hey! This is another part of my project to see whether all the films of a moderately famous actor are available in these modern days. (Spoiler: No.) It’s been a couple of years since the last one, so I thought I’d just do mop-up of Swinton’s newer films, but I think I managed to score one of her older ones, too.

This is one of those hybrid documentary movies where you have old footage intercut with new footage (that has cleverly been made to look like it was shot on old, cheap, film stock). It’s a schtick I’m not really that comfortable with watching: I find that my head is spending 93% of its capacity trying to determine which scenes are new and which are old, which doesn’t leave me with much eye/hand coordination to drink the requisite glasses of beer.

Because this isn’t really that interesting. It’s a personal nostalgic trip for the narrator (who is a television presenter), but it’s a fun scene after fun scene with not much of a narrative thread.

And I could have done without the clips from the Jorg Buttgereit films.

(Tilda Swinton’s appearance in this film consist of a couple of seconds from the Cycling the Frame film.)

This post is part of The Tilda Swinton Project.

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