JDNorman

Trapped somewhere between cynical optimist and romantic pessimist.

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  • Histoire(s) du Cinéma 2a: Only Cinema

  • Histoire(s) du Cinéma 1b: A Single (Hi)story

  • La Belle Noiseuse

  • Histoire(s) du Cinéma 1a: All the (Hi)stories

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  • The World of Jacques Demy

    The World of Jacques Demy

    ★★★★★

    When someone makes a movie with love, you feel it. When the movie is about someone who filled people with love, you feel it. When someone makes a movie about someone she loved, and who loved her back, you feel it. What more is there to say?

  • Germany Year 90 Nine Zero

    Germany Year 90 Nine Zero

    There were two films I watched here. One was the film Godard made, which was about Germany, and the direction the country was headed, and where it had been. Another was a personal story for me; an illustration of an important idea for me: we can’t go home again. A part of me is dead, and for some reason Godard’s movies make me very aware of it. I wish I knew how to bring the old me back.
    “Oh woe is me. Have all these years been a dream?”

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  • Eat My Makeup!

    Eat My Makeup!

    I go to Criterion at this point, pretty much just for the weird shorts. 

    Who likes short shorts? I like short shorts.

  • First Name: Carmen

    First Name: Carmen

    Best use of a Tom Waits song ever.