Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Scott Walker: 30 Century Man
I finally got to see this at a VIFF media preview. Obviously, it was a lot of fun for a rabid Scott fan like me. That said, I do have some reservations about the movie. The main thing is that I don't see it helping outsiders to understand or appreciate what Walker-ites get out of albums like The Drift.
The tone of 30 Century Man is actually somewhat bullying - it's as if we're being told: "This is important! You don't need to know why, you just need to respect it!" More than likely, most of the people at the press screening emerged non-plussed at best and maybe even a little resentful at being force-fed Scott's godlike genius.
Ah... fuck 'em.