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A FEW WORDS ON BARBIE | Get hold of US

Scorpio Rising / Barbie

Now that a few of the hype has died down I wished to focus on some barely left subject comparisons I discovered between Greta Gerwig’s Barbie and a handful of movies that weren’t name-dropped by Gerwig throughout her press run. I’ve nothing so as to add to the precise discourse of the movie. I loved it however there are already tons of essays & critiques relating to gender roles, the patriarchy, misogyny, “movie bros”, and many others. I’ve nothing distinctive so as to add to that dialog.

Now…for context, Gerwig sat down with letterboxd and highlighted a protracted checklist of flicks that influenced the visible type of Barbie (Jacques Demy, Jacques Tati, Victor Fleming, Kubrick, and many others and many others). Click on here to take a look at the video.

I don’t really feel the necessity to spotlight these comparisons as a result of they’ve been run in to the bottom. 

What I’m presenting are coincidental visible similarities to films that haven’t actually been talked about which will or could not have made some form of unconscious influence…

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Barbie / The Unbelievable Reality

I notice that I’m opening up the door for comparisons to any film with a splash of pink in it however that’s not what I’m attempting to do right here. I suppose I’m simply attempting to throw out the chance that so-called “arthouse” or underrated/underneath appreciated movies could have left a sliver of lasting DNA on popular culture…

Georges Melies is form of a default affect on just about all of cinema contemplating he was one of many earlier filmmakers. A whole lot of that default affect is throughout Barbie

A FEW WORDS ON BARBIE | Get hold of US Obtain US
Voyage To The Moon / Barbie

A FEW WORDS ON BARBIE | Get hold of US Obtain US
The Eclipse, The Courtship of the Solar and Moon / Barbie

A FEW WORDS ON BARBIE | Get hold of US Obtain US
The Mermaid / Barbie

A FEW WORDS ON BARBIE | Get hold of US Obtain US
The Mermaid / Barbie

Identical applies to people that got here after Melies like Ernst Lubitch…

A FEW WORDS ON BARBIE | Get hold of US Obtain US
The Doll / Barbie
A FEW WORDS ON BARBIE | Get hold of US Obtain US
The Doll / Barbie

A potential Matrix reference?

A FEW WORDS ON BARBIE | Get hold of US Obtain US
The Matrix / Barbie

Which may be a Whole Recall reference…

A FEW WORDS ON BARBIE | Get hold of US Obtain US
Whole Recall / Barbie

Gerwig is a significant fan of Chantal Akerman, so Akerman’s most colourful & playful movie rubbing off on her is not too farfetched…

A FEW WORDS ON BARBIE | Get hold of US Obtain US
Golden Eighties / 
Barbie

Douglas Sirk wasn’t a reputation I bear in mind Gerwig namedropping however her use of pink is sort of paying homage to Sirk’s…

A FEW WORDS ON BARBIE | Get hold of US Obtain US
Written On The Wind / Barbie

A FEW WORDS ON BARBIE | Get hold of US Obtain US
Written On The Wind / Barbie

And, naturally, different filmmakers who borrowed from Sirk (Todd Haynes, Fassbinder, and many others) got here to thoughts when pondering of Barbie

A FEW WORDS ON BARBIE | Get hold of US Obtain US
Barbie / Vlevet Goldmine

A FEW WORDS ON BARBIE | Get hold of US Obtain US
Celebrity: The Karen Carpenter Story / Barbie

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Lola / Barbie

A FEW WORDS ON BARBIE | Get hold of US Obtain US
Lola /
Barbie

A FEW WORDS ON BARBIE | Get hold of US Obtain US
Lola /
Barbie

The Wizard Of Oz is likely one of the greatest influences on Barbie (I don’t assume that is any revelation). So naturally different Oz-influenced films are going share visible similarities with Barbie…

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Wild At Coronary heart / Barbie

I’m not a movie analyst however many of the issues we do these days, additionally in promoting, lead again to Kenneth Anger’s work – Nicolas Winding Refn, Indiewire

This quote additionally form of applies to Barbie

A FEW WORDS ON BARBIE | Get hold of US Obtain US
Fireworks / Barbie

A FEW WORDS ON BARBIE | Get hold of US Obtain US
Kustom Kar Kommandos / Barbie


Elvis’s music (and rumors about his sexuality) are related to Kenneth Anger’s movie so I don’t assume it’s a attain to check a few of the dance numbers in Barbie involving the Kens with Elvis (naturally the dance sequence on the best brings Grease to thoughts however a whole lot of music and dance sequences in Grease will be traced again to Elvis)

A FEW WORDS ON BARBIE | Get hold of US Obtain US
Jailhouse Rock / Barbie

That is additionally fascinating as a result of Refn, who was synonymous with Ryan Gosling for a few years additionally borrowed closely from Kenneth Anger (click on right here to learn extra).

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