Friday, July 17, 2009

Indie Zooey?

I was asked the other night who I thought epitomized the notion of 'indie' on the screen.
The interlocutor might have expected me to say Parker Posey. Instead, I opted for Zooey Deschanel."
I've thought so since 2000 when she appeared in the very well-made picture Almost Famous.
Black Book Magazine's current issue has a bit on her. My favorite bit of the interview would have to be:

"You can’t walk around thinking, “I’m a quirky indie girl!”

I marvel at how quickly 'indie' shifted from something denoting the margin to mainstream coolness.

Read the article here.

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Anonymous said...

i heart zooey!

JJ said...

She amazed me in this Ed Harris picture. Simply brill. She has a darkness about her that's quite sexy.

Sra said...

I believe that shot is from 500 Days of Summer, a Sundanve film from this year, yes? I loved it. Should hit theater soon. Also, have you checked out her musical duo called She & Him? It's kind of a throw-back to 50's-60's style music, but has a bit of an indie vibe as well. I first noticed her in Elf, and thought, man, this girl can sing! I'm glad she finally has music available.

Tina said...

Thanks for mentioning Zooey.
Thanks, Sra for the music info. I didn't know and I'll get right to researching it now.
Oh, and the Harris film is called Winter Passing, I think.

Anonymous said...

She's an AMAZING singer, too!!

Becca said...

By the way, have you seen her new movie, the one Sra mentioned?
It's being generously reviewed in my neck of the woods as well.
I look forward to your review.
And, ditto, she's always seemed to me to an artist's artist.
Did you know she's with Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard?
How's that for double indie?

Becca said...

And I heart Zooey, too, of course. As I do Ben Gibbard. Was listening to Postal Service all day today too. He's something else!