|star-crossed: dodge and penny meet mere days before the apocalypse|
While Dodge is the main character, mired in a tidy regret, this post is about flighty Penny's apartment. She's the life of this party...
|all the staircases in this place are like an m. c. escher painting|
One thing I dearly love is the peacock teal paint in Penny's hallway. It's a stark transition from the pre-war building's common hallway, in all it's neutral tones. And right away it tells you how lively she is. As opposed to Dodge's sterile, catalog-esque apartment upstairs.
|the outer hallway is boring, but i love that textured wallpaper|
|warm and inviting global dining room, well lived-in|
|from here you can see the doorway between the pantry and kitchen|
|penny stands in the dining room, facing the hallway|
|penny's warm, spacious apartment|
|a world of good music at his fingertips|
|lounging on penny's floor, melted candles are so appropriate|
What songs would you want to hear in your last hour? I can narrow down my list of artists before my list of songs. Sarah McLachlan, Alabama Shakes, Sinead O'Connor, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ben Harper, TV on the Radio, Cyndi Lauper, The Eurythmics... The list just goes on. But as a native of Rochester, New York who grew up in the 70s and 80s, it would be utterly necessary to roll "Feels So Good" by Chuck Mangione in there. It would be a profoundly appropriate sally.
|penny's histrionic ex ignoring all the chaos|
The whole place is actually rather composed considering Penny's bouts of hysteria and self-described flightiness. You'd expect it to be furnished in discount steamer trunks, bongs and bean bag chairs. But it's actually fairly tidy and simple: mattress and box spring on the floor, low oriental cabinet for a dresser, paintings on canvas leaned against the walls, mix-match patterned bedding, garments slung over lamps:
|a rather ugly afghan that keeps reappearing throughout the film|
|cherry blossom art and a low-slung oriental cabinet|
|comfy chair in the corner|
And then, of course, the end comes. Too soon.
|penny rages against the dying of the light|