The Neon Demon
First screened in June 2016
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn. Cast: Elle Fanning, Jena Malone, Bella Heathcote, Abbey Lee, Karl Glusman, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Desmond Harrington, Alessandro Nivola, Charles Baker. Screenplay: Nicolas Winding Refn and Mary Laws & Polly Stenham. Twitter Capsule:
We've all met this Project Runway designer: technically precocious executor of ghastly or trite ideas. Meretricious.
Huge props, though, to sound designers Anne Jensen and Eddie Simonsen, cinematographer Natasha Braier, and stalwart composer Cliff Martinez.
LA is image-obsessed and full of carnivorous rivalries?? Especially for age- and beauty-obsessed women?? At least sounds and images live on the edge.