Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Sydney Film Festival - Axis of Evil/The Saddest Music In The World

Saw a wonderfully kooky French-Canadian short film today, called Axis of Evil.

It would have been even nicer to see it last year, as it's lost a little topicality by now.

Two lovers at Niagra Falls sing a cheesy duet. The whole thing looks like those really bad little video clips they play along with the songs at karaoke bars.
The tune is one that was once sung by Pia Zadora and Jermaine Jackson. I think the title might be 'When The Rain Begins To Fall'. You might remember the tune vaguely if you heard it.
All the words are directly taken from George Bush's famous Axis of Evil speech.
They sing it by the falls.
They sing it on a rug in front of a romantic fireplace.
They sing it by their spa.
They sing it to each other.
They are in love.
And North Korea is a threat to us all.
Iran too.
They are so in love!
So beautiful....

And there's a great little quote, that I hope I have remembered correctly, from The Saddest Music In The World.

"We can't tell if he's in a coma, or just very very sad."

1 comment:

Brian T. Murphy said...

matthew, found your blog by accident. but I love indy films and am starting to get more involved with them here in the US, doing music for films. this axis of evil sounds really great.

anyway, that's it.