Playlist - Niki And The Dove's favourite films feat. The Fog, Lost Highway, Husband & Wives, Cobra & more
Bit of an usual one this. Normally bands curate for us playlists of their favourite music, embroidered around an appropriately whimsical theme. However with their debut album Instinct just released, Niki And The Dove (there is no Niki and no members are doves) asked to do us a list featuring their favourite films. Fine, we said, Can't think where you'll find clips though as we usually include some of the songs... Er, we'll run the trailers, they said. Good point... so here's the band's Gustaf Karlöf to whet your cinematic appetite
The Fog (the original movie, not the remake)
"The first half hour of this classic is magical! Check out how they use sounds to create moods. They don't make these kind of scenes today."
"So weird! So wise! So beautiful! This movie makes this planet a better place to be in."
Das Leben der Anderen (The Lifes of Others)
"Walking the wet streets of Gothenburgh, we cried for fifteen minutes after we'd seen the end of this masterpiece."
"The opening of this nightmare is pure genius! David Bowie' s voice over those street pictures! What can you say!? You must have a Lynch movie in a list like this. What he'd done for the movies (and TV!) is important, we think."
"Need no comments."
Hable Con Ella (Talk To Her)
"The music plays an important role in this picture. It is an actor. The movie is a beautiful interpretation of human fundamentals."
"Every picture frame in this milestone is a piece of art that you can put up on your wall. At the same time so accessible! Be aware of how the camera moves around the actors. The movie is also damn funny! (Also, how many trailers of this kind do you see today!?)"
Husbands and Wives
"The human speices and their relations observed by a comic genius, whose eye for details and subtleness is outstanding."
Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg)
"We wish we had made this! How did they do this astonishing movie!? It colours your eye, mind and heart."
For more on the band head Nikiandthedove.com.
10:09 AM | 18/05/2012
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