Bluebird in my heart
March 23, 2008
I re-watched Factotum yesterday, and I still really love the film. The art direction is really nice and the colours of the set design really lend to a dry, somewhat bleak yet languid and poetic feel. I got on a big Bukowski kick last year and I recommend watching Factotum and Born Into This together -and of course reading his books.
There is an ornament in a scene where Hank and Laura go back to Laura’s apartment. On a cabinet is a gold tree with hanging leafs that move in a really beautiful way. I know I’ve seen this before, maybe at a random garage sale or thrift store, but I really really want one. It’s kind of kitschy but I really love it.