Somewhere over there is Stratford.
Tough out here for an old fat cat.
“This is my angle.”
Somehow, still going
Watching this film so close to release just confirms what a massive Swiftie I’ve become.
As music documentaries good, this is pretty well done. The access is surprising since pop stars of her level rarely grant it, and Lana Wilson is allowed to make her own argument about what is important to know about Taylor Swift right now.
This is also the crux of my reservations about the film. Swift’s voiceover seems to be derived from on-camera interviews with Swift, that are occasionally seen in the film. Reading any interview with Swift, there is a tension between the honest assessment of her own life, past, and career, that she is sharing with her interviewer and thus her fans, and the editorialising inherent to such an exchange.
Film diary: 1/20
If you’re on Letterboxd, I’m here.
Films seen: 24
Films directed by women: 2
Strong recommendations: Little Women, Marriage Story, The Big Short, Midsommar
Full list follows:
I read this excellent article by Simon Reynolds about ambient music yesterday, so be glad that today’s jam isn’t half an hour of forest noises and birdsong.
Today’s Jam is:
I don’t watch a lot of TV. I don’t do ambient viewing, I can’t just put stuff on while I’m doing something else, so the time gets eaten up doing other stuff. Usually clicking around on YouTube until everyone’s available to sit down and watch one of the shows below we watch together. Anyway, this is what’s on the deck, or what’s just left it.
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