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Stoker

Stoker FilmThis film looks like it’s going to be amazing – and already comes highly recommended from some of my friends. The Daily Mail gave it just one star, which is surely a good thing, considering that the people at The Daily Mail know fuck all about anything that’s worth knowing about. I love that they used ‘Dirge’ by Death In Vegas for the trailer – so perfect for this twisted feature film. ‘Stoker’ is the latest release from Park Chan-wook, the acclaimed South Korean director of 2003’s ‘Oldboy’.

Gloam

‘Gloam’ is a beautiful new short film made by We Are The Forest (comprised of David Elwell & Gareth Hughes). It portrays the journey of a solitary creature making his way through the forest, and is both mysterious and melancholy. Even though the protagonist strikes me as somewhat creepy and bizarre, its character seems gentle and intriguing enough that you have a kind of empathy for him – it’s never revealed what’s in the forest, but I found myself hoping that this strange beast wouldn’t come to any harm. The moving soundtrack seems to evoke a kind of loneliness, and it’s like the creature is searching for something meaningful.

Encounter by Calvin Klein

Alexander Skarsgård + Lara Stone x Calvin Klein = Fuck Yeah.

These beautiful specimens both star in an atmospheric campaign video for the new Calvin Klein men’s fragrance, ‘Encounter’. The advert was directed by Fabien Baron.

Lana Del Rey & H&M

Lana Del Rey’s looking all pretty in peach in these press shots for the new H&M collection. But she is not collaborating with the high street brand on its upcoming A/W collection, which is a relief, as in my experience previous H&M collaborations have always been a little overpriced and a lot overhyped – remember Madonna’s H&M collection? Bleurrrgh.

I can’t wait to see the campaign video, it sounds very ‘Lana Del Rey’, all sad and weird with those poor little rich girl vibes, like if David Lynch was directing a film adaptation of a Bret Easton Ellis novel. This is what Donald Schneider, Creative Director at H&M, had to say about it:

“The mood is very L.A. noir and is inspired by our Fall collection, which also fits with Lana’s own personal style. The commercial that accompanies the campaign is like a mini-film, with a fantastic plot and Lana performing a cover of “Blue Velvet”. There’s never been a TV commercial that’s looked anything like this.”