Morvern Callar

Morvern Callar is an offbeat supermarket girl who takes a devastating event and spins it to her advantage. Its fairly original in style; quietly haunting and with little dialog. Random unimportant events come and go with the one big event still looming in the background. I’ve not seen anything else by Lynne Ramsay but she knows exactly what she’s doing. She completely nails a late night house party scene, hypnotic, and enchantingly authentic. A great soundtrack heard through a walkman glues the film together and acts as the conscience Morvern lacks.

  • Reply flossyla

    March 18, 2008, 6:08 pm

    tis a good movie. I have the book somewhere here. I have yet to read it but it is on the neverending list

  • Reply John Braine

    March 18, 2008, 10:54 pm

    Hiya. Yeah I’d say it’s a good book alright. You can tell it was originally a book. Welcome home!

  • Reply clom

    March 20, 2008, 4:56 pm

    I really enjoyed this too- a lot of the ideas for the club photography come from an exhibition of photos she did of people at Edinburgh’s Pure nightclub back in the day.

    If you’re looking for some more Ramsay action you should track down “Ratcatcher” which is a gorgeous meditation on youth and tragedy.

  • Reply John Braine

    March 20, 2008, 5:09 pm

    Hi Clom.

    Cool. Will check out Ratchatcher. Pure is legendary. Have heard a lot about it. They used to come over here and put on a once-nightly in the funnel too.


  • Reply clom

    March 20, 2008, 5:31 pm

    I loved that Pure residency at the Funnel.

    One of my fondest memories of Dublin was the last night. Heady stuff.

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