I loved this film within seconds. The first shot is an immediate representation of the magnificent cinematography that is on display throughout the subsequent hour and forty-five minutes. It is clear that every single shot in the movie was scrupulously positioned and executed, as though it were specifically contrived to parallel the meticulousness of the protagonist therein. Melville's and Decaë’s bravura is evident throughout, and I particularly admired their impeccable use of symmetry.
The first twenty minutes of the film…