Wednesday, 9 February 2011

The Curve Of Forgotten Things

You may or may not have recently caught wind of the 'controversy' surrounding the credit for the costume designs for Aronofsky's latest film, Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman, and the fact that sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy, founders of label Rodarte, weren't eligible for an Oscar for best costume design because they were not part of the Costume Designers Guild. Rodarte are getting some more press now due to having just released their own short film for their new line of womenswear in collaboration with director Todd Cole who previously worked with Charlotte Gainsbourg on her video for Time Of The Assassins. The film is called The Curve of Forgotten Things and features young star Elle Fanning, whose performance I raved about in my review of Sofia Copolla's Somewhere, discovering gold as she wanders through dusty North California oilfields, an empty house and eventually a barn containing a mysterious glowing ball of light, showcasing the collection as her character's outfits suddenly change with the surroundings. The ambient score was provided by indie band Deerhunter, and just in case you didn't know their latest album, Halcyon Digest, was one of last year's most acclaimed releases. Cole says the title of the piece comes from a poem by Richard Brautigan. "The poem and the film are about forgotten things—circles and the curve of time." Check out The Curve of Forgotten Things below and see what you think:

Take a look at Deerhunter's latest video for Halcyon Digest's track Helicopter:

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