Here at the frontier, the leaves fall like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians, and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are still two cups at my table.

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Black Snake Moan

An upcoming movie in February is Black Snake Moan, starring Samuel Jackson, and Christina Ricci. As if a tied up Christina Ricci isn't enough, it sounds like an interesting movie. If you click on the title of this post, you'll be directed to an official page on Myspace, which includes a trailer.

The title, Black Snake Moan, comes from the title of an old Blues song by Blind Lemon Jefferson.

From the movie review at the NY Times:

When a weathered, God-fearing ex-blues musician finds the town nymphomaniac severely beaten and left for dead on the side of the road, he vows to cure her of her wicked ways in Hustle & Flow director Craig Brewer's raw and unflinching sophomore drama. Lazarus (Samuel L. Jackson) is a hard-living ex-blues guitarist for whom the troubled days are beginning to outnumber the good. Rae (Christina Ricci) is a 22-year-old sex addict whose wild ways are finally about to catch up with her. When Lazarus discovers Rae covered in dust and clinging to life on the side of the road, he takes her in and nurses her back to health; but Lazarus isn't your typical caregiver, he's more concerned for Rae's immortal soul than he is for her physical well-being. Now, after chaining Rae down and employing the power of the Good Book to curb the salacious seductress' hedonistic ways, Lazarus will be forced to confront his own darkest demons in order to save the soul of a woman whose one-way ticket to hell has already been paid in full.

Now, as Lazarus wages a righteous struggle to redeem the soul of the fallen Rae while simultaneously ensuring that his own life hasn't been lived in vein, the situation threatens to explode as Rae's possessive boyfriend, Ronnie (Justin Timberlake) -- a roughneck Guardsman currently preparing for a tour of duty in Iraq -- comes searching for his missing lover.

~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide


ms_lili said...

First came Jackie Brown.
Then came Pulp Fiction.
Then Snakes on a Plane.
Samuel L Jackson has hit a new standard with Black Snake Moan, at least as far as movie titles goes. I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the heads up.

If you wanna see a really really good new movie out, check out The Prestige.

Rick Matz said...

I've seen the trailers, The Prestige looks great.