By tully | "Boredom at Its Boredest" by Michael Tully September 24, 2005 at 2:04AM
I feel ashamed not knowing this, but it's torturing me.
For anyone who was at today's screening of REGULAR LOVERS--or anyone who has seen the film period, for that matter--what Kinks song is used for that breathtakingly exhilarating dance sequence? Before I even realized what was happening, my body was tingling and I was suppressing a serious flood of tears. That sequence summed up youth as well as anything I have ever seen in my life.
As for the overall film, had I not recognized Louis Garrel and been privy to the situation beforehand, I would have bet all of my current debt (of which there is quite a lofty amount) that this was a recently uncovered French New Wave classic. A remarkable achievement by Philippe Garrel and his cinematographer William Lubtchansky. I kind of can't believe it, actually.
Granted, this isn't a film for everyone. Or even some. Just a tiny few. Most would call it pretentious and long (like the countless walkouts in today's screening), but I am an utter sucker for pretty, somber French girls who say things like, "Morning is Italian. Night is German."
But back to the task at hand. Please, whoever knows what track that was (I'm like 90% sure it's The Kinks, but maybe that's wrong), PLEASEPLEASEPLEASE leave me a comment so I can locate it and relive that momentous scene over and over and over again. I'll repay you with an ultra-personal mix CD, even!