Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers & A Crack-Up At The Race Riots. (Film)


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!

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2 thoughts on “Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers & A Crack-Up At The Race Riots. (Film)

  1. Really don’t know what to make of this film from the trailer. I guess that’s the idea, playing with your expectations. Not sure to what degree it will genuinely deliver something new, but it went up a notch when I spotted James Franco done up gangster style – great comparison re Gary Oldman in True Romance – Drexel was a great character. I think Franco’s will be close, from what the trailer shows. We will see.

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