L'année dernière à Marienbad (1961)
Although I slept through 30 minutes of the first part, it's a very interesting movie. Not very entertaining, though, and certainly annoying on certain points. However, it's brilliantly tied up.
It was like a bird of rarest-spun heaven metal or like silvery wine flowing in a spaceship, gravity all nonsense now.
As for Governor, he wasn't one of the main two parties, but since the younger voting population liked him so much, he performed well in a primary, which made the state realize that third parties CAN win, so he got office.
Witticus: "GeeNef speaks to me like schizophrenia, his words touch me where my priest could reach."
Lawdog - "That may be the dirtiest thing anyone has ever said on here."
This is Spinal Tap
An amusing "rockumentary" of the band. 8/10
"Why do people with closed minds open their mouths?"
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Arnold's a very likable guy and a very successful businessman in his private life. This helped bolster him in the recall election process. As a governor, while subject to opinion, he did a fairly good job.
Ballad of Narayama
My first Imamura, and I think that kinda weakens my opinion of it, but it's a wild and passionate film whatever way you cut it. It has that strange Japanese sensibility in regards to sex and death especially, that I've never been super fond of, but the entire venture is entertaining and enigmatic enough for me to recommend it.
Another first, this one from Pialat, which I liked very much. It draws some obvious comparisons to The 400 Blows, but I think I prefer this one as it draws a more gripping and relatable tale. There's a genuine decency to Francois, and his relationship with Nana is really lovely.
A short included on the disk for L'Enfance Nue that was just fantastic. Pialat's first work, and it's an astounding essayist piece on the suburbs of Paris in the 50's. It's bleak and pessimistic, but it's also beautiful as all hell, and extremely effective. Fastastic work.
Let Me In - 8/10
So long, farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, good night.
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To those well-versed in French film: Which directors and films would be a good place to start exploring French-language films? Does starting with Godard make sense? Any other recommendations (regardless of time period or genre, really) are also greatly appreciated. My knowledge of classic Italian film is fairly strong, but that's only because I'm an Italian major. I'd like to branch out into other non-English films, and France seems to have a rich history.