Love Is Strong / The Rolling Stones / David Fincher / 1994

Love Is Strong / The Rolling Stones / David Fincher / 1994


Footnotes

The Rolling Stones’ Love Is Strong (1994) is a partial homage to The Attack of the 50ft Woman (Nathan H. Juran, 1958), but it is also arguable that it is as much about Jagger’s longevity (reflected in Martin Scorsese’s choice to focus on the band rather than the peripheral special effects, or indeed even the audience, in his 2008 concert film of The Stones’ Shine a Light. In Iggy Pop’s Home (1990) Fincher employs copious use of strobe lighting, black and white film, and plenty of Mr. Pop’s craggy facials and skeletal torso, in a similar way to the Stones’ video. For both Jagger and Iggy (like the lips of Steven Tyler from Aerosmith), their bodies, ravaged by time and excess but still surviving, are their own special effect. ➡︎


Sources

◼︎ David Fincher: Films That Scar, p.19 / Mark Browning / 2010


Gulliver’s Travels (Main Titles) / Joel Bentow / 2010

Gulliver’s Travels (Main Titles) / Joel Bentow / 2010

IKEA: Center of the Universe / John Hobbs / 2008

IKEA: Center of the Universe / John Hobbs / 2008