Time for a little blast from the past. I first saw “Spun” about 10 years ago when I was a freshman in college. Yeah, that’s how old I am. From reading my past posts on my cinematic choices you can tell that I have a soft spot for the weird and overall controversial. “Spun” is a film based around the lives of several speed freaks over the course of a few days. This plotline may be perceived as some sort of one off independent film but trust me it’s far from that. Starring Jason Schwartzman, Brittany Murphy (who is incredible, RIP), and Mickey Rourke this is a full throttle art piece from the moment the music starts. Also, it may hold the title for the “best soundtrack to a movie that was never made” title. Luckily I’ve managed to scrape a few songs from the interweb over the past few years. Aside from the tale in “drug-cinema” the style is on point. From Jason Schwartzman’s varsity jacket and everything Brittany Murphy wears, it’s a visual grunge dream. See for yourself.
future update: we talked this film on the Fashion Grunge Podcast :
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