I’ve been meaning to write about Harmony Korine for a while – ever since I first heard of this movie Spring Breakers a while back, and saw some promo photos of some ex-Disney bikini girls. I have to admit – my first reaction was that this looked like a bad idea, a dumb movie. Then I found out Korine was not only directing, he wrote the screenplay as well. I’m thinking that there might be an interesting subtext beyond the obvious premise of the movie; good girls gone bad, etc. Plus we have James Franco playing a drug dealer in corn rows with gold teeth; reminded me of Gary Oldman‘s breathtaking performance in True Romance. Movie is due out in March, and has already been nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Plus it has girls in bikinis.
Also coming out around the same time is Korine‘s book in paperback form, A Crack-Up At The Race Riots. I haven’t had the chance to read it yet, but it certainly looks interesting. According to the publisher; Korine‘s first novel “…presents fragments of a portrait in multimedia: print, photographs, drawings, news clippings, handwriting, a poem, attempted diagrams, clip art – but mostly text, including hard-luck stories, off-and-on-color jokes, script-scraps, found letters, free rhymes, drug flashbacks and other missing scenes…” Plus there’s even a bunch of letters from Tupak in it! Sold!