the perfect valentines date doesn’t exis-
While I'm not particularly fond of french new wave this for sure tops what I've seen. It still experiments with the same unconventional forms of style and narrative, but instead of falling into a category I would consider pretentious - “auteurs" who are more pseudo-intellectual than anything more imo - this one successfully carried across meaning to me.
It's poetic in its depiction of Cleo, that on the surface of her many "reflections" throughout the film she is vain and…
so much DETAIL in the imagery. i couldn’t look away for a second without missing minuscule movement or action in the foreground/background. you can really see the care and dedication put into this, how each corner of the frame is literally brimming with life (ironic for a dystopian setting).
both the aural and visual stylistics definitely made up for the heavy condensed plot. don’t get me wrong, the storyline and world-building aspects were incredible, but the film adaptation may have tried to squeeze too much into a 2 hour run-time.
other than that, we definitely see Akira preceding a film/televisual awakening of cyberpunk galore.
i decided to make this my 1000th watched film, and boy was it an interesting choice.
this review is more or less an incoherent jumble of ideas on Bergman and this film but nonetheless help to show the confusing but inspiring disarray of afterthoughts from this watch.
from only seeing two films by Bergman, I can see his works take the form of pure auteurism. the idea of a narrative still resides in both Persona and Wild Strawberries, but expressionist…