Thursday, April 21, 2011
Show Me Your Teeth
I would like to make a film that was only two hours of looking at different people's mouths. The mouth is prepared for war. In so many ways. Not just in that Francis Bacon painting, primate warfare way. Even immunologically, your mouth is prepared for war. It fights AIDS and everything else off. But those teeth. In profile. When you are screaming. Or biting. Why do I think of Christian Bale's mouth first? Because he has such a frightening primate dentition. Or knows how to present it that way. I like mouths. I wouldn't want to be a dentist though. But to film like 200 random people...their mouths. That would be fun.