Nick Cave says ‘Blonde’ is his favorite movie of all time
Bad Seeds frontman Nick Cave is sticking with his most recent project and named Netflix’s NSFW movie « Blonde » his « all-time » favorite movie.
The release of the Andrew Dominik-directed drama, which is rated as a rare and stunning NC-17, proved controversial as many criticized the film for its portrayal of the late Marilyn Monroe.
But the musician, who teamed up with Warren Ellis to record the film’s soundtrack, shrugged off mass criticism surrounding the biopic and insisted it was some of the best cinematography he had ever made. views.
In the latest edition of the Australian singer’s interactive newsletter ‘The Red Hand Files’, he was asked: ‘What is your all-time favorite movie? »
“Dear Sourav, Blonde. I love you, Nick,” he replied to the fan’s question.
The film is based on the 2000 novel of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates and also stars Ana de Armas, Bobby Cannavale, Xavier Samuel, Toby Huss and Julianne Nicholson.
De Armas, who plays Monroe, was so determined to portray the screen icon’s life story as accurately as possible that she went to Monroe’s grave in Los Angeles to ask her permission.
Last month, Adrien Brody, who plays Monroe’s third husband Arthur Miller in the film, called Dominik « beautifully brave » for approaching the film the way he did.
« I think since it’s told from that first-person perspective, it kind of works for the movie to be a traumatic experience, » Brody told The Hollywood Reporter. « Because you are inside her – her journey, her desires and her isolation – in the midst of all this adulation. »
« It’s brave and it takes time to digest, » continued the 49-year-old Oscar winner. « And I think that conflicts with the audience’s perception of what their life is. It’s fearless cinema.
The Post’s two-star review of the film describes it as « hollow » and says the film « equates to one brutally horrific moment after another ».