Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Milla Jovovich... Gentleman Who Fell


Before Resident Evil: Extinction comes out and the critics slam Milla for her acting ability,let’s all remind ourselves about her other skills in the realm of singing and songwriting. She might have had a musical career had her album, The Divine Comedy, been more commercially successful. It was a critical success though.

Back in 1994, I was alone in a dark room with a TV, in ah… shall well say an altered state of consciousness, when Milla’s video for the Gentleman Who Fell aired. I was completely sucked in and transported to god knows where (I could go on and on about the various aspects of film history referenced in the video). When I came back to planet earth, I remember thinking, “Wow, I wanna have her baby!” I ran out and bought her CD the very next day. I still have it.

I didn’t know about Milla Jovovich before that night, but I’ve always been thankful that this was my first impression of her.

9 comments:

Don Snabulus said...

trippy

Overdroid said...

Now THAT'S my Milla. I forgot what she looked like.

Arkonbey said...

Not as bad as I thought it would be. Shades of Eurythmics and Luis Buñuel.

I enjoyed it.

The Moody Minstrel said...

THAT was cool! To be honest, I'm not really familiar with her work. I could like it.

Dean Wormer said...

Swine,

U want to catch that flick with me when it opens?
Dean

Swinebread said...

Hey dean sounds cool, lets do it!

ladybug said...

I actually like Milla, she's usually in kinda different stuff. Didn't she do Joan of Arc w/her then husband Luc Besson as the director?

I don't think she's a bad actress actually either, she just seems really intense to me.

Besides she's in Dazed and Confused, which is just plain fun sometimes.

Anonymous said...

Uh... it's not her - well, not the video, anyway. It's a pastiche of 'meshes of the afternoon' by maya deren. Well, maybe a homage. You'll find the original film on myspace and youtube... there's probably a wikipedia entry too. It is a direct copy of the original short film...
music's alright though, and I always thought she was cool...well, her and maya deren.

Dr. Zaius said...

What a great video! Leeloo rocks!