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Re: The Top 100 Club (Episode III)
« Reply #470 on: September 12, 2017, 10:27:02 AM »
I'm hardly a secret Godard fan. Also, Spielberg and Lucas are pals so I'm not sure what point you're trying to make.

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Re: The Top 100 Club (Episode III)
« Reply #471 on: September 12, 2017, 10:38:34 AM »
Probably just making a joke...?
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Re: The Top 100 Club (Episode III)
« Reply #472 on: September 12, 2017, 10:52:02 AM »
Probably just making a joke...?

Yeah. I guess I shouldn't do that.
(And now I feel the urge to explain why I thought it was funny)


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Re: The Top 100 Club (Episode III)
« Reply #473 on: September 12, 2017, 11:41:51 AM »
Nah, I got it. It would have been funny if I knew more about Nouvelle Vague rivalries and if I likes Goddard at all. I fraternize with you, oh person who makes jokes not everyone gets.
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Re: The Top 100 Club (Episode III)
« Reply #474 on: September 12, 2017, 07:36:59 PM »
Pfft, Eric Rohmer and Agnes Varda are the true souls of the Nouvelle Vague.

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Re: The Top 100 Club (Episode III)
« Reply #475 on: September 13, 2017, 04:34:44 AM »
Pfft, Eric Rohmer and Agnes Varda are the true souls of the Nouvelle Vague.

This.

And Breathless is better than The 400 Blows (although both are good).
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Re: The Top 100 Club (Episode III)
« Reply #476 on: September 13, 2017, 06:04:18 AM »
Pfft, Eric Rohmer and Agnes Varda are the true souls of the Nouvelle Vague.

This.

And Breathless is better than The 400 Blows (although both are good).

Lost me here.
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Re: The Top 100 Club (Episode III)
« Reply #477 on: September 13, 2017, 05:23:45 PM »
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Seven features and a short to choose from, most of which are on my Watchlist, and I end up seeing this because Martin's review got me interested, and until I read it the film wasn't even on my radar. (Sorry PA, I read after that you saw it for KOL's last round.) For all its budget and performance shortcomings, it's a film teeming with life. I read about the film's influence on French New Wave, but it seems even more steeped in Italian Neorealism. It could be seen as a bridge between the two, creating an artificial reality with non-intrusive technique that still feels distinctly cinematic in terms of editing, lighting and music. (Martin complains about the score, but I think it works as a piece of the sound design and shouldn't be taken as score.)

This also makes AKA Serial Killer more understandable. Two portraits of lives under invisible but increasingly unbearable emotional pressure played out in relation to an environment they're in while suffering that gives the appearance of nothing being wrong.

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Re: The Top 100 Club (Episode III)
« Reply #478 on: September 14, 2017, 12:34:29 PM »
(Martin complains about the score, but I think it works as a piece of the sound design and shouldn't be taken as score.)

Isn't that just semantics? Take it however you like, it's still annoying.

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Re: The Top 100 Club (Episode III)
« Reply #479 on: September 14, 2017, 12:39:06 PM »
Yes it is, but I noticed during the cotton candy scene the score isn't trying to be melodic. It's deliberately annoying, like Punch Drunk Love or some David Lynch scenes. The use of "Home on the Range" isn't meant to make you feel pleasant about the song's sentiment, it's played as an unwelcome earworm, a tune a kid can learn easily and won't stop singing, like "It's a Small World".

 

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