I can hear the sounds of violins
Long before it begins
Make me thrill as only you know how
Sway me smooth, sway me now
When marimba rhythms start to play
Dance with me, make me sway
Like a lazy ocean hugs the shore
Hold me close, sway me more
One of my favorite unsung sci-fi movies in history is Alex Proyas' Dark City. From the director of The Crow, Dark City is one of the best combinations of noir, science-fiction, and futuristic pulp I have seen since Blade Runner, filled to the brim with murder, shady characters, and meddling studios that thought the audience needed unnecessary expository narration to help them understand the movie (seriously... Dark City is Blade Runner's kid brother). Playing with themes of alternate theories of creation, memory, and control, Proyas' true vision for the film was restored in 2008 Director's Cut, and that is the version of the film you need to see immediately.
Dark City was also one of the films that introduced to me the gloriousness of Jennifer Connelly, and while it's clear immediately that her lounge singer Emma isn't the one doing the singing (that's Anita Kelsey), Emma quickly became one of my favorite noir-style femme fatales. And Anita Kelsey's rendition of jazz standard "Sway" is an absolute must-add to any playlist! So go. Now...
I'll be here waiting... ~RH