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Take a trip to the Riviera 1930s style

During my chemotherapy resting periods, I’m re-visiting City Symphonies.

Today, it’s  Jean Vigo’s A Propos de Nice 1930.

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TV And Film

L'Atalante (1934, Jean Vigo)

!!! A+ FILM !!!

In all its strangeness and irrationality, L’Atalante is one of the best movies about romantic love ever made, and one of the best examples in cinema of numerous unresolved contradictions refined into inexplicable perfection: it’s a surrealist piece that never breaks from settings and people that are basically ordinary, a drama that places deep, conflicted human emotions on their deserved pedestal that’s nonetheless funnier and more spontaneous than many comedies, and it’s unmistakably a product of youth and of another time that’s nevertheless startling in its wisdom and prescience. 1,211 more words

EW Greatest Book

Nothing But the Hours/Rien que les heures (1926, Alberto Cavalcanti)

A young, careworn-looking woman takes off her hat and sighs; when she looks up, she breaks into a smile; a young sailor is grinning at her in anticipation. 2,627 more words

Film Reviews

#75. Zero for Conduct (1933)

I saw Zero for Conduct about a month ago and while I remember thinking it was pretty good, a well-made movie that’s more admirable than enjoyable, I don’t remember much of what happened. 440 more words

EFC II #164 - L'Atalante (1934)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#164 – L’Atalante (1934)
Dir. Jean Vigo
Starring: Jean Dasté, Dita Parlo, Michel Simon

The one hundred and sixty-fourth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Jean Vigo’s first and final feature film about two newly wed lovers living on a barge, L’Atalante. 38 more words

Epic Film Challenge II

EFC II #163 - Zero for Conduct (1933)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#163 – Zero for Conduct (1933)
Dir. Jean Vigo
Starring: Gérard de Bédarieux, Louis Lefebvre, Gilbert Pruchon, Coco Golstein, Jean Dasté, Léon Larive… 59 more words

Epic Film Challenge II

Il Cinema Ritrovato 2017

It is unclear to me whether it is the films themselves or my perception of them but a big part of what I was able to see at the cinephile’s-warm-pillow-of-a -festival Il Cinema Ritrovato this year seemed to revolve around people -one or two,-fighting against the word around them, clinging to keep (themselves) together. 795 more words