Strauss (R.) and Elvis

Wild

David Lynch always amazes (for Twin Peaks, see here), but the final sequence of Wild at heart is great:

Morphing, almost seamlessly, from the Four Last Songs of Richard Strauss to Elvis, it makes both works even more intense; and then the song (really sung by Nicholas Cage!) is filmed in one long take, the camera coiling amorously around him and Laura Dern.

Worth celebrating genius—all the more in the USA these days, where the list of artists deemed “overrated” by the arbiter of cultural taste will be growing…

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