Posts from 19th October 2006

Oct 06

Zidane: Portrait Of A Serial Killer

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Its ZinadineA film which has polarised many viewers. Some love it, find something magical about the long arcs of nothingness, the occasional random thoughts subtitled on screen and the clarity of this singular vision. Others see it as a glorified time and motion study, out of which Zidane comes quite badly (though he doe make a goal before he gets sent off – just to spoil the plot for you). For what its worth, I found its hypnotic stylings perfect post a frazzled day of work. To what extent my enjoyment was mainly predicated on hearing some particularly noodly piece of Mogwai really loud is debatable. Tired me is a bit of a feedback heavy prog-head. But the lack of action allows the mind to wander. So here are my wanders…