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Nov 02 2011

Kiki,the Runway Bride

Here comes the bride,alldresseddepressed in white ♬

Should the Apocalypse ever need to take wife,it couldn't do better than to kneel before one Kirsten Dunst and beg for her hand in unholy matrimony.Isn't she aesthetically effectiveandspectacularly depressing in a wedding gown?!Two of her signature characters,Justine inMelancholiaand Marie Antoinette inMarie Antoinettemarch toward certain doom in theirwhite and ivory splendor.

I was thinking about Dunst for four reasons today.

  1. It's Marie Antoinette's 256th birthday today.Eat cake.
  2. I was just reading that she'll reteam with Orlando Bloom,herElizabethtownco-star for,sort of in the Roger Donaldson's new interlocking stories thrillerCities.I believe she'll be involved with Clive Owen's character in the film,a NYC hedge fund manager.But theElizabethtownconnection is worrisome only in that that filmseemed tolead to the sudden downward spiral of her career,Bloom's career,and director Cameron Crowe's career who disappeared thereafter.(But he'll be back soon withWe Bought a Zoo.)
  3. That coincidentally nervous-making news aside,she's been making all the right moves career-wise lately and I couldn't be more pleased.She's such a fine actress.
  4. Melancholiaopens on the 11th,expands on the 18th and I have something special planned for it that I think you'll enjoy.Something more interactive than you're accustomed to in movie reviews.My review will arrive late next week...and I hope you'll see the movie first chance you get.It's very very sticky.

So...Kirsten Dunst: Does she make you hear wedding bells?

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I'm only 18,but when I was a kid,my favorite actresses were Drew Barrymore,Kirsten Dunst,and LeeLee Sobieski.Not really sure why I loved LeeLee so much,but whatevs lol.

ANYWAY,nothing has changed about my love for KiKi.I've always loved her and still do.She's such a great actress and her filmography is really respectable.Small independent films,big blockbusters,dramas,comedies,and overall,they're all pretty good movies.

I'm just awaiting the day she'll finally be an Oscar nominee.I'm really happy she's in Oscar talk this year.I'm seeing Melancholia the day it comes out,and I can't wait.I hope she at least gets a bit of awards traction for it,she deserves the recognition.It's been so long since she had some real traction - Interview with a Vampire?Really?

November 2,2011 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip

Loved her since Eternal Sunshine,and have new respect for her after seeing how she handled all of the attention she and her film got at Cannes-- both positive and negative.

November 2,2011 | Unregistered CommenterBiggs

Kirsten was amazing in Melancholia!The film really stuck with me afterward.Definitely one of my top favorites of the year so far.

November 2,2011 | Unregistered CommenterEric C.

Have loved Kirsten ever since Vampire (when I actually thought to myself,I think this girl is going to have a long career and successfully transition to adult roles - or at least I hope so.Not that I told anybody at the time,but I'm so glad to have been right.There's still a lot of her back catalog I need to visit.)

More interactive reviews?And I have to wait over a week?Damn it,man,you are such a merciless tease ;)

November 2,2011 | Unregistered CommenterJanice

Eep...yeah.Clive Owen and Orlando Bloom.That sounds like a major Kiki!!!

November 2,2011 | Unregistered CommenterBia

I had a near-death experience while watching "Melancholia"...My mind was loving the film,but my stomach just couldn't handles all the shaky cam movements.It got to a point where I had to run out of the screening room and finish the film later with screener...It only happened twice before in my life with two Greengrass films "United 93"and "The Bourne Ultimatum",can only watch them on small screen...

November 2,2011 | Unregistered Commenterjoy

I believe Miss Antoinette only would be 256 years old.(Or has she been lying about her age?)

P.S.Go Kiki!

November 2,2011 | Unregistered CommenterMareko

Lets not forget she had another BIG wedding gown moment at the end of Spiderman 2.P.S.You're making my mouth water with this interactive Melancholia review,which you say that we'll while it lasts?!?

November 3,2011 | Unregistered Commenterjohn

I wish that Melancholia had just kept languishing at that wedding party instead of moving to Gainsboug.Not that Charlotte's not good,too,but Kirsten is sooooo lovely in that first half.Depressed brides for the win.

Poor Orlando,Keira,Kirsten,Viggo - all his costars just keep running past him - they all are better actors,but it's still a shame.

November 3,2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew K.

Melancholia was so good.Best movie of the year for me so far,and Kirsten was amazing in it.

November 3,2011 | Unregistered CommenterLucky

She was unbelievable in "Melancholia",but I'm in the minority (the only one?) that like Charlotte Gainsbourg better in it.Re: La Dunsta,she had me at "I want some more".I really wish Sofia Coppola would use her again in something contemporary*.She would have been a perfect fit for "Somewhere".(*not that I'm not crazy about "Marie Antoinette".I am.)

November 3,2011 | Unregistered Commenterpony
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