When the show premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival on May 18, Nicolas Winding Refn made the odd choice to screen episodes four and five instead of the first two. His reason for this choice was that he wanted to serve up the episodes to Cannes audiences in a way that teenagers consume digital content; not always in a page 1-to-100 type of sequence as they tend to skip around. See more »
BEST ADVICE I CAN GIVE IS THIS- TRY TO STICK WITH IT. THE SHOW GETS BETTER AND BETTER AS IT PROGRESSES. BELIEVE ME :)
Being a fan of Refn's previous work I've been waiting patiently for this and definitely not disappointed. Yes it's a slow-burn piece but with that it's building perfect atmosphere and mood! If you enjoyed Drive, Only God Forgives and Valhalla Rising you'll be in for a treat here. The soundtrack is dark, gloomy and the visuals have a beautiful tint of colours.
A little disappointed in reviewers saying it's slow and giving low scores after only seeing 1 episode. It's for viewers with open minds and willing to take in what's happening in a cinematography stand point, sounds, as well as acting and story...
If I was to compare this to other directors work I'd say it has a fair bit of Lynch's abstract filmmaking and Kubrick's tracking shots on top of its own unique originality.
Extremely dark, powerful, provocative and holds a place in my heart.
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