I discovered trance by accident. I was at a bar with some friends, and "Intense" came on. The violin caught my attention, and it suddenly hit me: This is the structure of a baroque concerto. Bach's music and van Buuren's trance compositions are essentially the same thing.
With wavy purple hair, a discernable nose ring and a furry black coat, 20-year old Gabby stands out even when she's not in costume. But when she undergoes her colorful transformation every Friday night, the suburban Maryland native is sure to turn heads.
Where some of Boyle's kinetic, hyper-stylized music video camera approach in Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours felt a little out of place, it is perfect in Trance: a techno heist film. I'd almost call it a cyberpunk movie, as it feels plugged into some technological grid.