I love how Shame got ZERO Oscar love last year.
Honestly, it was in my top 3 fav movies of last year.
It’s amazing and the acting is FLAWLESS.
Try and tell me I’m wrong.
I cant stop listening to “Brandon” from the Shame soundtrack.
It’s so beautiful. It really enhanced the story, too. Fuck. I just am in love with this movie.
“Shame” makes into a lie the universal assumption in movies that orgasms provide a pleasure to be pursued. The film’s opening shot shows Brandon awake in the morning, staring immobile into space. He could be a man prepared to commit suicide. He gets out of bed, goes into the shower and masturbates. It will be the first of his many orgasms, solitary and with company, that day. He never reveals emotion. He lives like a man compelled to follow an inevitable course.
- Roger Ebert on Shame
director: Steve McQueen | cinematography: Sean Bobbitt