Amidst all our lucky winners from the thousands of entries we got for the March Madness that was the BassBuds Launch Competition – there was one really lucky guy…. continue reading..
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Spring Breakers is a film you will either absolutely love or firmly detest. But whichever result, this American comedy-drama is not the full-blown college party scene we’re all used to seeing; it’s an experience that will make you feel something different. Our writer Dima is definitely a fan, read below to find out why…
First released in 2012 at the 69th Venice International Film Festival, Spring Breakers only reached our screens in March so if you haven’t seen it yet – I strongly urge you to do so. The film is written and directed by Harmony Korine, the master of dark humour and dysfunctional childhood portrayals (other movies include Kids and Gummo). “I wanted to make a film that had very little dialog, that was more like something that was an experience you felt, that went through you. Almost like an attack of sounds and images”. The unbelievable cast includes Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens who play two parts of an inseparable quartet of best friends, joined by Pretty Little Liars’ Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine (wife of Harmony). After robbing a diner, the girls have enough money for their dream spring break in Miami, but end up getting themselves wrapped with felony, drugs, and danger. Only one person was there to bail them out of jail – the gun-toting James Franco, playing Alien, a rapper and hard core gangster.
As the plot advances, one by one the girls fizzle away; first to go is Faith (Selena Gomez) who decided to go home because she felt uncomfortable Alien’s disturbing attitude. Then Kotty (Rachel Korine) gets shot in the arm and takes the bus home until there are just two girls left – Brit and Candy. Harmony Korine didn’t prepare them for some scenes, throwing the girls straight into the deep end. Selena’s tears are as real as they get, and James Franco’s creepy speech wasn’t scripted. Harmony also let the cast drink alcohol on set, so for most part they were all intoxicated. Awesome.
Miami college parties are composed of entire buildings with overflowing girls and boys ready to break the roof, so the music has to deliver to the atmosphere. The soundtrack kicks off with Skrillex and Cliff Martinez, and their dubstep remixes pretty much own the whole film. Britney Spears’ Everytime is featured, Alien calls her “an angel if there ever was one” when he sings the well-known lyrics accompanied by a white royal piano and the three girls in pink masks, lazily dancing around while holding massive guns. That’s my favourite scene in Spring Breakers, it’s so random, makes you feel a little awkward, but in those three minutes you understand to appreciate the beauty of the entire film.
I don’t want to ruin it for you; all I’ll say is that after fights, gun shots, sex scenes and drugs – the ending is brutally simple. Ellie Golding starts singing Lights. Your eyes fix on a spot on the screen, and just wait for the credits to pass through it. And then your mind settles on the answer it’s been contemplating throughout the entire movie; Spring Breakers: love it or hate it?
BassBuds launched their state-of-the-art products earlier this month with a massive event in Wembley Arena as sponsors of the The Show Tour, a 90’s R&B throwback, Dru Hill, Jodeci, Blackstreet, SWV and Damage. continue reading..