The Neo Demon Analysis

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The Neon Demon: Second Rate or Sensational?
Sex, sparkles, and scandal. All three of these elements find themselves in Nicolas Winding Refn‘s film The Neon Demon. It’s a beautifully shot, yet confusing movie. The plot follows an aspiring sixteen year-old model named Jesse in the city of Los Angeles. Her beauty and youth generate intense fascination, and jealousy among many members of the fashion industry. Jesse soon faces the wrath of ruthless models who despise her fresh-faced beauty. On top of that, she must watch out for a seedy motel manager, and a creepy photographer. As Jesse starts to take the fashion world by storm, her small town innocence turns into narcissistic confidence. Every scene in the movie is perfectly color coordinated, and saturated in symbolism. The entire film is an audio and cinematic masterpiece with its noir, neon lighting, and it’s eerie, yet hypnotising electronic soundtrack. Unfortunately, the films aesthetics didn’t save it from the critics who felt that the movie was full of shallow characters, and a strange script. The film has gotten many mixed reviews over the past year and a half. It’s definitely a film you either love or hate.
It’s no secret that Nicolas Refn is an artistically experimental film maker. Many of his movies like Drive or Only God Forgives prove this statement. All of these films share unique camera angles, dramatic lighting, and twisted concepts like torture, or seual assault. These experimental way of making a movie have
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