Saturday, February 22, 2014

David Bowie! Seu Jorge! Whatever!

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou remains the only Wes Anderson film I've not seen. I tried to get into it, but something held me back.

This might change things: the Criterion Collection is coming out with a Zissou disc. I have all of the Collection's Wes Anderson releases (except the latest, Fantastic Mr. Fox) and will be tempted to give this one another go.

But this post is not actually about the film itself. It's about something I spotted as I was reading about the upcoming release, something among the list of extras:
Ten performances of David Bowie songs in Portuguese by Brazilian recording artist and actor Seu Jorge
How awesome is that? I don't even know what that sentence means, but I think it's great that it's in there. And that's why I like the Collection's approach to compiling its individual releases. The extras almost serve as a conversation with the movie watcher: "Oh, you enjoy this movie? Well, check this out! You like that? There's more over here! Look!"

Also: love that cover art.