Celebrate Tilda Swinton's Epic & Spanning Talent In This Amazing MoMA Tribute — VIDEO
Tilda Swinton is a talented and versatile lady. She can play Chronicles Of Narnia warrior witch goddess, ethereal renaissance lady, vampires with alien-vibes, archangels, ethereal soccer moms, '60s-style social workers, 80-year-old millionaires — you name it, she can do it, all while making you wonder at that face and that talent. Basically: Tilda Swinton is a boss, and that is very well encapsulated in this tribute to her that the MoMA put together.
The video was actually compiled a few months back as part of an homage in honor of Swinton's birthday in November. Thanks to the Internet, though, the masses now get to enjoy it, too. Sometimes it's just nice to smush together a whole lot of what an actor like her's contributed to the cinematic landscape, you know? She also spoke rather recently about cinema as an art form before, at SXSW:
My guides in this inquiry are my children who are now 16 -- they're twins. They're like lab rats really, they're very grateful. When I first started thinking about cinema for them, I started to really examine my own desires about cinema for myself... It was really to do with the children and seeing their eyes opening. And I started thinking about why cinema is good for the soul, and what it gives us. In a nutshell, what it is for me is this amazingly humane opportunity to put yourselves in the shoes of someone else. It's no more complicated and no less powerful than that. You go in, it all goes dark, and you put yourself in someone else's shoes and see through their eyes. That's just mega, it's so powerful. Even a painter, who can do it, only can do less. A painter at one time is showing you one frame, but a filmmaker can take you into an experience and an existential atmosphere that may be a trip for you. It's like a magic carpet. This is how I feel about cinema.
See the compilation below: