Nov 23, 2010

9 1/2 Weeks [1986]

Directed by Adrian Lyne
Production Design by Ken Davis
Art Direction by Linda Conaway-Parsloe
Set Decoraion Christian Kelly
Cinematography by Peter Biziou 
Film Format: 35 mm  Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

As preceeded by the gauzy warm and sunlit shots of KIm Basinger’s messy, lived-in kitchen in 9 1/2 Weeks, the cold and spare austerity of Mickey Rourke’s high-tech loft's galley kitchen is menacing by comparison.  That its owner should be so fetishistic with his sublimated epicurean inclinations, is belied by his cleaning as he cooks, as though no trace should be left to expose his secreted taste for texture.  As in dining, so in sex: hard, cold and controlled.

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