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What's your favorite film by Leos Carax?

haven't seen any
3 (25%)
don't like any
0 (0%)
other
0 (0%)
Boy Meets Girl
1 (8.3%)
Mauvais Sang
3 (25%)
The Lovers on the Bridge
1 (8.3%)
Pola X
0 (0%)
Tokyo (segment "Merde")
0 (0%)
Holy Motors
4 (33.3%)
Annette
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 12

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Re: Directors Best - Leos Carax
« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2013, 08:20:48 AM »
Awesome.
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Re: Directors Best - Leos Carax
« Reply #31 on: January 17, 2013, 11:08:57 AM »
That's pretty awesome.
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Re: Directors Best - Leos Carax
« Reply #32 on: January 25, 2013, 10:03:23 PM »
3.) HOLY MOTORS
2.) MAUVAIS SANG
1.) THE LOVERS ON THE BRIDGE

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Re: Directors Best - Leos Carax
« Reply #33 on: August 12, 2013, 02:04:39 PM »
I would vote for Holy Motors if it was an option

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Re: Directors Best - Leos Carax
« Reply #34 on: May 07, 2014, 05:04:55 PM »
Mauvais sang
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With The Lovers on the Bridge being my first Carax, I thought he was just passionately eccentric. Holy Motors I took as the wild stab of an artist with more cool ideas than he could fit into a single film. Now I believe that Lovers was the mostly normal exception, while Motors is typical of his ambition. Mauvais Sang drinks deep from the well of Godard, but it's mostly from Pierrot le fou, which I like for its cinematic experimentation (where you can throw an apple into the air and catch celery), and only a portion from Breathless, mainly the endless talking that turns dialogue itself into a cinematic device to be de/re-constructed.

This is the type of film that can be very appealing to a large cinematic group that I am not one of. There's a quote I love by Otie Wheeler on Letterboxd that goes "The kind of movie that, even on a third viewing, makes you ashamed of the last 100 movies you watched, the last 100 days you lived or rather didn't, your humdrum existence a pathetic placeholder for what should be called living." I'm more of a grindhouse guy, but I at least appreciated Carax's talent.
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Re: Directors Best - Leos Carax
« Reply #35 on: May 07, 2014, 06:30:50 PM »
Otie Wheeler's good people.

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Re: Directors Best - Leos Carax
« Reply #36 on: May 07, 2014, 07:37:27 PM »
Holy Motors is amazing.  What is the next one I should watch?
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Re: Directors Best - Leos Carax
« Reply #37 on: May 07, 2014, 08:43:49 PM »
The Lovers on the Bridge.

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Re: Directors Best - Leos Carax
« Reply #38 on: May 08, 2014, 08:56:10 AM »
Ah, conveniently already in my queue!
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Re: Directors Best - Leos Carax
« Reply #39 on: August 13, 2014, 01:44:56 PM »
1. Les Amants du Pont-Neuf (1991)
2. Mauvais Sang (1996)
3. Holy Motors (2012)
4. Boy Meets Girl (1984)
5. Pola X (1999)

Merde (2008)