Films featuring varying levels of obvious and less obvious homoeroticism.
Together nothing is impossible. Together nothing is forbidden.
A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots.
Bernardo Bertolucci is one of the undisputed masters of the erotic-drama genre and 2003's The Dreamers is as ever a Bertolucci erotic-drama experience as could be.
The characters, all played by uniquely beautiful actors (Michael Pitt with his defining lips and anemic quality, Eva Green with, well, everything, and Louis Garrel with his sharp features, prominent jaw, and dark eyes), are obsessed. The trio is obsessed with film—classic and French New Wave especially—and this is reflected by Bertolucci, who integrates what I imagine are films he loves seamlessly into both the written and visual aspects of The Dreamers.
The trio is obsessed with sex. And it's not so much that they're sex addicts, but that they're yearning to be a…
Unbearable, conceited, snobbish. The film equivalent of pissing on someone else's toothbrush. Even more obnoxious when you watch it in a bad mood. Overall, The Dreamers showed potential and small glimpses of cinematic brilliance but I'm just too repulsed to care.
Bernardo Bertolucci is a man who knows what he likes. Of the movies I've seen that seems to be naked women and a bit of debauchery. From Maria Schneider's unorthodox use of butter in "Last Tango In Paris" to full frontal nudity of Rachel Weisz in "Stealing Beauty",he's a bit of a mucky puppy.
With "The Dreamers" he continued that trend with some eventful sex scenes and some near-the knuckle shenanigans involving the gorgeous Eva Green in a role that even her agent tried to talk her out of. Michael Pitt must also have had kittens at the thought of getting his knob out so frequently this felt like a biology documentary.
Set against the backdrop of the Paris student…
"I don't believe in God, but if I did, he would be a black, left-handed guitarist."
In an instance such as this, when I'm struggling to think of "Reasons why I like this film," instead I try and think "What have I taken away and learnt from this film?"
In the case of "The Dreamers," I learnt that love doesn't necessarily have to be black and white or conventional. To love is uncontrollable and totally unpredictable. I learnt how tiny pleasures of erratic, seemingly crazy behaviour and mischief can be the light and soul of ones life. I learnt that things that are perceived by society as "wrong" and "out of bounds" may in fact sometimes just be the way things turn out and can be completely routine for others.
I learnt that sometimes, just sometimes, we as the general public should maybe learn to open our eyes and observe, or close them and dream.
Really don't know what to make out of this, there are some heavy symbolisms . I don't think that great about this movie,maybe some of it may strike me on a rewatch.
Got to say, Eva Green is so damn beautiful.
I'm all for giving films a second chance when maybe they haven't quite thrilled me on the first viewing. That's been both a blessing and a curse, some films are simply so bad or meander along so pointlessly that a second viewing can be painful. Bernardo Bertolucci's The Dreamers only just passed muster first time around and I think that may have been because of Eva Green's lack of clothing and her willingness to show more flesh than the average pornstar. I've been on holiday and away in a remote log cabin for a few days with the wifey and my dog, so in between hot-tub sessions and some lovely beer and grub, we've caught up on some rewatches. When…
This movie is so frustrating! There are some really great moments, mostly confined to when the characters are wearing clothes, i.e. the beginning and the end, but there's just too much boring sex in the middle. I get what they were trying to do, but it doesn't make it not boring.
Many people call this film pretentious, but I digress. This is one of my favourite films of all time but I'm ever so hesitant to recommend unless I know the person on the receiving end will understand it. Any fan of cinema would love this. Especially for film students. It's pretty much bait. I want to be in a group of friends with such cosmic harmony. Not necessarily with the recurring oedipus complex.
All in all, a great film about adolescence - not wanting to grow up
Here's to never growing up.
Ok. I finally watched this film last week. I loved it. It has become one of my favorites. It is probably the most beautiful film I've ever seen. It is aesthetically pleasing and so arty. Matthew is such a doll. Theo and Isabelle are both dangerously intimidating & beautiful. Despite the incestuous undertones I thought it was a brilliant film. There's lots of little mysteries in a scene or certain sentence here and there. One of my favorite scenes was when Matthew, the twins and the parents were all having dinner. Matthew is fidgeting with a lighter and the father is a bit upset that he's not listening; but Matthew explains to him about how the lighter fits within certain patterns…
This film is bait for an american-film-student-in-europe like me.
Like I can't even be objective I just want this to happen.
i would die for eva green
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
One word: fuck. This explains a lot about this film since the version I watched was NC-17. This film bluntly shows women naked, and yes even the men. If only they could have shown the main character naked just a tad longer, but hey. Mainly the plot of this was them trying to find love, but in a 3 way "friendship" which ends up turning into a lot of jealousy. This film doesn't have to do much with the riots, but definitely shows the corruption with both the ins and outs (no pun intended). This film was quite entertaining for me to watch for some reason. I loved the intercutting and references to previous classic films and film directors that…
Coming of age film over een Amerikaan in Parijs. Groot fan van film. Hij ontmoet een Franse broer en zus en het drietal beleeft een intense maand in het huis van het duo. Mooie cross references naar grootheden uit de filmgeschiedenis. Goeie ook als je op zoek bent naar interieurtips, de eind jaren zestig inrichting is fabuleus.
i like the way this shit looks
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…