Ain't Them Bodies Saints is meticulously constructed. With deft camerawork and a pure attention to 70s small town details, there is a fantastic, technically sound structure that director David Lowery has built.
So many films today seem to carry the same references to earlier work, indicating the influences that shaped the filmmaker in his work. But references are one thing; using those references for fresh inspiration is something else.
"People will refer to something culturally as "the lost coast," which is pretty much the entire coast above San Francisco and the adjacent towns... You're sort of in this land of the lost -- this lost hippie republic."
These are some of my memories and methods of wanting music so badly that I just reached out and grabbed it even before Napster made it easy and cool. Apparently, none of my cohort ever did any of this stuff. Either that, or they are doing that generational-amnesia thing.