A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a mysterious young ghost named V.
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Coppola's most personal film is both playful and genuinely heartbreaking. Blending elements of gothic horror, deadpan humour and meta-fiction, the filmmaker attempts to reconcile his position as a "hack" trying desperately to create art amid professional obligations, the nature of stories to disguise the personal in the metaphorical and a shockingly explicit recreation of the boating accident that killed his own son.
In short, it had its moments. There are some truly ravishing moments of Gothic horror, but those are held between large amounts of (seemingly hastily) filmed mystery with wooden performances by a normally decent cast. Fanning was a gem, and the fellow playing Poe was a relief, but in general it all felt puzzingly amateur. Though, kudos to Coppola for taking risks and trying new things for himself.
Coppola effaces himself as a hack, yet this austere digital foil to Dracula's baroque analog continues his remarkable rebirth as everything Lucas should have been as a rich independent. Normally operatic with human emotions, Coppola intriguingly turns to cheese to tackle perhaps his greatest sorrow, the loss of his son. Uneven, but the work of a master nonetheless.
A filmmaker in essential exile. It's appropriate that TWIXT would have so much about vampires in it when the film that sent Coppola into exile to the public's eye was Dracula. Such is the nature of genius that it be rejected, and pushed back to the territory of witchcraft novels, and is forced to express truth from that medium: Kilmer's realistic fooling around (Misty Miss Mist) to reeling over his daughter's death.
Um conto totalmente livre e anárquico que, semelhante à imaginação de David Lynch, se revela aos poucos em delicados efeitos e texturas, na beleza de um labirinto sinuoso, cuja sede pelo desconhecido, pelo mistério do não dito e não visto, nos impulsiona a continuar, por mais cruel, esotérico ou estranho que seja e, sim, não será fácil.