The most beautiful thing about being a vampire is not that one can live forever, but that one can love forever, even as the rest of civilization disintegrates. "Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom" (Sonnet 116). Great cast, script and soundtrack. The first vampire film I have liked since Tod Browning's Dracula, 1931.
Only Lovers Left Alive is a very self-conscious effort. The film is all posturing and hipster-vanity, seemingly thinking that if there's no action or horror in a vampire film that it somehow makes it artier. As, instead, the character's have endless and repetitive conversations showing how cultured and witty they are, as if droning about it makes the obvious themes more important. A smug as hell film.
Decadence, dandyism, fragility of the infinite love of a couple of Dorian Grey. JARMUSCH knows how to tell, intrigue, captivate the audience right from the first second. With simplicity, intelligence, humanity. Vibrant and sublime Swinton. A monument, a masterpiece.
Encore la sublime Tilda Swinton !
Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) sélectionné dans la compétition officielle du 66e festival de Cannes
unique relatable nuanced characters, haven't seen a couple like this in film. it's a great character study, with style and an ingenious spin on the vampire genre. lots of spinning.. took me a bit to warm up to the pace, overblown at first but slowly grew on me. fun..
Jarmusch takes his first attempt at the vampire genre. I have some mixed thoughts about seeing this film. To be honest, its entertainment did okay for me but wasn't great as all of his other works. Maybe it deserves another watch or so to embrace this while I'm still a huge fan of both Jarmusch & vampires. Yet the film was brilliantly done well.
Astonishing on every level. Anyone with the belly for Jarmusch's low-key, deliberately-paced style is in for a serious treat with this one. Hiddleston & Swinton are amazing in this vampire (despite the V-word never being mentioned) character study. The back stories are as great as the soundtrack even if the premise feels vaguely Anne Rice-esque. Anyone looking for action & closure out of a story should keep moving.
Yelchin and Wasikowska's all-too-brief scenes enliven what is far too often a dour and almost comedically self-serious film; I think I started fading out when Tilda Swinton started slow-motion dancing to sludge metal by herself. For a movie this loud, it doesn't give the impression that it has very many ideas
Vampires as a metaphor for druggy, bohemian, born-to-die depression, which sure beats vampires as a metaphor for pre-teen romance or whatever the hell that zeitgeist was. The cleverness here can be too self-conscious, but I love the idea that mankind's most important accomplishments have been art, and I dig any movie about the undead that's also life-affirming. Turns out, the title is a wish.