Sunday, December 19, 2004

Did anyone see Tracy Emin's "Top Spot" last night on BBC3? Having read a fascinating interview in The Guardian with Emin about the film, where she loses her temper with the interviewer who is less than fawning about it("I DON'T NEED THIS CRAP FROM YOU", "When was the last time you went to the cinema?"), I was interested in seeing what all the fuss was about and whether it was as boring as the interviewer had claimed (and whether it deserved the 15 certificate for its teen suicide scene).

So....I liked the music, and as a fan of slightly crap British seaside towns, the scenery was good too. But I wasn't mad on the rest of it. There were a couple of moments where the film captured something about the fragility and resilience of being a teenage girl, but the dialogue could have been better. And maybe there should have been a couple of big explosions, a bit more gratuitous nudity (only kidding).

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