Presenting design duo Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s Spring 2011 collection in a dreamscape journey into the historic Baldwin House, which sits on an oil field in LA’s Baldwin Hills, the film is splendid as a creative showcase for a fashion collection.
Shot on a RED camera using Cooke lenses from the 70s, the short’s dusty focus references seminal movies of that era, such as Terrence Malick’s Badlands, while Georgia-based indie rockers Deerhunter provide the dreamy soundtrack. As for the title, Cole explains: “It’s the title of a Richard Brautigan poem. The poem and the film are about forgotten things—circles and the curve of time.”
The artistic result is both a social commentary on slow living and also a political statement on America’s loss of manufacturing jobs. Todd Cole’s ‘The Curve of Forgotten Things’ is both inspiring and sobering, and begs for a moment of reflection.