Just watched Nashville again.
LOVE THIS FILM. CINEMA HEAVEN, EVERY TIME I WATCH IT.
New things I focused on this time around. The soldier. He comes from Vietnam. He has lost hope. His mother asks him to just look at Barbara Jean. Jean is the symbol of hope.
SPOILERS!!! Barbara Jean is killed. In the end the soldier walks away without a hope. END OF SPOILERS
Another thing that stayed with me was the religious ceremonies in the middle of…
This film is busting with force, brilliant Jazz score and swinging camera movements. It is beautifully filmed and it captures well the angst of the sixties. The film is however way too over the top. I often had problems with believing that anyone would get away with these things and that people would react in the way the bystanders do. I also never got to understand why the protagonist behaved in such a despicable way. What was his motive, other than being a lost youth?
Béla Tarr is a hit and miss with me. This is, IMO, his best film. Simplicity becomes him! We have everything from a Béla Tarr film here, the wind, things blowing all over the place, long takes, beautiful black and white cinematography, dirty people, even dirtier animals, repetition of things, filmed from a different view, hopelessness and a dystopian world. Here Tarr's style works perfectly for the story.
There are going to be SPOILERS from here on!!!
What we have…
I just saw The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover again or as I would call it, The Church, The Devil, Mankind and Jesus Christ.
There are probably many ways to look at and read The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover but one of the most obvious one has to be a religious interpretation.
Through out the film a young boy with blond hair, who looks like a Cherub, sings verses from Psalm 51, where sins are…