IN THE CUT AND THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE PURPLE IGUANAS’ ONGOING SAGA, INCOMING SHORT FILM
In the Cut’s team is strategizing the many ways to expand the brand, and as the readers know, we are currently producing films. The first being our wild disco-dance murder mystery The Purple Iguanas. It has been an arduous process, mainly because of the monetization. Getting investors to pour a bucket drop is insanely hard. But we have decided to take a somewhat risktaking approach in producing a short film prequel of The Purple Iguanas. The endeavor will serve as both a preview for the future nostalgic cinema escapist fever dream and a widening marketing tool for marketing and PR of In the Cut’s visual aesthetic and mood board.
We will tour this film around film festivals and colleges to get the right eyes on the brands. Because of this 11th-hour marketing tactic, In the Cut wants to divulge our personal influences for the short film. And who knows? The sky’s the limit, and there’s no stopping us now. Manifest Destiny. From here to the Oscar stage, we go!
As we tabulate our varied influences, many of the aesthetics must corroborate with The Purple Iguanas, as this short piece must be seen as a companion piece, I wanted to return to many sequences that I deleted from the many iterations of the Iguanas’ screenplay. We don’t want to lose the television aspect but reincorporate the desert settings, the fight sequence, the supermarket sequence, and the bowling motifs (maybe, it’s coming out of our pocket). But what’s really returning back is the music video stylization.
Many of the screenplay’s fluidity derives from the fact that it was written and influenced by an assortment of music videos. From Madonna’s “Vogue,” to Lorde’s “Green Light,” that electro-dance pop vibe always coursing through the veins of The Purple Iguanas. It’s in its DNA. What surprised us is the emergence of Dua Lipa becoming a significant part of our package of influence. We’re on the same wavelength, and her musical and art direction for Future Nostalgia (incredible title, by the way) are stellar. The visuals are some of our favorites coming from this generation. “Don’t Start Now” could absolutely be The Purple Iguanas, and in some ways, fans can watch it as a chaser before the climatic feature. One would hope that the marriage of Iguanas and Dua Lipa could one day happen. Until then, she is part of our mood board aesthetic.
From Daft Punk to Stanley Kubrick’s last film, Eyes Wide Shut, we want to showcase the electric coldness of a surreal Lynchian odyssey that ends with the catatonic derivation of Talking Heads’ “Television Man.”
IN THE CUT’S TOP 10 INFLUENCES FOR THE PURPLE IGUANAS’ SHORT FILM PREQUEL
- CAM (2018); directed by David Goldhaber
- ELECTROMA (2006); Artist: Daft Punk; directed by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
- MARIE ANTOINETTE (2006); directed by Sofia Coppola
- EYES WIDE SHUT (1999); directed by Stanley Kubrick
- VOGUE (1990); Artist: Madonna; directed by David Fincher
- ONLY GOD FORGIVES (2013); directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
- DON’T STOP NOW (2019); Artist: Dua Lipa; directed by Nabil Elderkin
- GREEN LIGHT (2017); Artist: Lorde; directed by Grant Singer
- TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME (1992); directed by David Lynch
- PHYSICAL (2020); Artist: Dua Lipa; directed by CANADA