1005 – Mysterious Skin (2004)

timespace coordinates: summer of 1981 > Christmas Eve 1991 Hutchinson, Kansas / New York City717CxJnyoxL._SL1393_Mysterious Skin is a 2004 Dutch-American drama film directed by American filmmaker Gregg Araki, who also wrote the screenplay based on Scott Heim‘s 1995 novel of the same name.

Mysterious Skin tells the story of two pre-adolescent boys who are sexually abused by their baseball coach, and how it affects their lives in different ways into their young adulthood. One boy becomes a reckless, sexually adventurous male prostitute, while the other retreats into a reclusive fantasy of alien abduction. (wiki)

The film score was composed by Harold Budd and Robin Guthrie.

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1003 – Gia (1998)

timespace coordinates: 1978 – 1986 New York City

“Dear book, this is another day in the life. A life is like a book. A book is like a box. A box has six sides. Inside and outside, so, how do you get to what’s inside? How do you get what’s inside, out? Once upon a time, there lived a very pretty girl, who lived in a beautiful box, and everybody loved her.”MV5BOWU4MTdmZWQtZGQ2Mi00Zjc0LThiNDAtNTY2NDZkMzAwNWJlXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNTA4NzY1MzY@._V1_Gia is a 1998 biographical HBO film about the life and times of one of America’s first supermodels, Gia Marie Carangi. The film stars Angelina Jolie as Gia and Faye Dunaway as Wilhelmina Cooper, with Mercedes Ruehl and Elizabeth Mitchell. It was directed by Michael Cristofer and written by Cristofer and Jay McInerney.

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960 – Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

timespace coordinates: 1970 – 1985 Edinburgh, London, Munich, New York City, Rio de Janeiro, Wales /concert hallsMV5BNDg2NjIxMDUyNF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMzEzNTE1NTM@._V1_Bohemian Rhapsody is a 2018 biographical film about the British rock band Queen. It follows singer Freddie Mercury‘s life from his joining the band in 1970 to their Live Aid performance at Wembley Stadium in 1985. Directed by Bryan Singer, it is written by Anthony McCarten, and produced by Graham King and Queen manager Jim Beach. It stars Rami Malek as Mercury, with Lucy BoyntonGwilym LeeBen HardyJoe MazzelloAidan GillenTom HollanderAllen Leech, and Mike Myers in supporting roles. Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor served as creative and musical consultants.Bohemian-Rhapsody-movie-wallpaper-2018-poster-image-iphone-X-parallax

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959 – Todo sobre mi madre / All About My Mother (1999)

timespace coordinates: 1990’s Barcelonatodo sobre mi madre posterAll About My Mother (Spanish: Todo sobre mi madre) is a 1999 Spanish drama film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, and starring Cecilia RothMarisa ParedesAntonia San JuanPenélope Cruz and Candela Peña.MV5BOGUzNmJkMjAtY2Y5OS00NDczLTk1NWQtMTcyNGE1ZjYwMmQ3XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMjUyNDk2ODc@._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,1371,1000_AL_The plot originates in Almodóvar’s earlier film The Flower of My Secret (1995) which shows student doctors being trained in how to persuade grieving relatives to allow organs to be used for transplant, focusing on the mother of a teenager killed in a road accident. All About My Mother deals with complex issues such as AIDShomosexualitytranssexualismfaith, and existentialism. (wiki)

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