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I'd rather talk about 'favorites'

PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2000 8:57 pm
by dan-2
Easily, my favorite foreign film is Jacques Prevert's The Children of Paradise. Luckily, it's also a very long film, but it leaves so much room for interpretation and, dare I say it, inspiration. The acting, for one thing, is probably the best you'll find in any other film, then or now: Barrault is especially brilliant as Baptiste, the speechless wisp of smoke in love with the all-too corporeal Garance. An incredible film, unprecedented, miraculous!

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2000 3:50 am
by 4seam
Speaking of inspiration, one of most inspiring film I've seen was Jean Vigo's L'Atalante. It has a lot of exprimental aspect yet very accomplished masterpiece.Too bad he died only at age of 29.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2000 4:26 am
by 4seam
Speaking of inspiration, one of most inspiring film I've seen was Jean Vigo's L'Atalante. It has a lot of exprimental aspect yet very accomplished masterpiece.Too bad he died only at age of 29.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2000 4:59 pm
by heather
*The Mother & the Whore* (J.Eustache)
*Dancer in the Dark* (L.Von Trier)
*L'Atalante* (J.Vigo)
*Rashomon* (Kurosawa)
*Children of Paradise* (Prevert)
*My Life to Live* (Godard)

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2000 8:30 pm
by mikobandong
One of the best films I watched is The Conformist by Bernardo Bertolucci. However, I find it hard to rank Bertolucci among my 10 best filmmakers. My top 5 favorite films: Andrei Rublev, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, Pather Panchali, The Bicycle Thief & The Conformist.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2001 5:05 pm
by patti5
Patti's top five foreign films of all time:
1. 8 1/2. Fabulous, creative, spiritual non-linear masterpiece. Among the best uses of cinematic tecnique of all time.
2. Rashamon. Magnificent photograpy, acting, moving and spiritual, very inspring.
3. Seventh Seal. Deep exploration into life and Death. Loving look at the simple folk, understand of the nobility, and above all,
a courageous look at the fear of death, and the escape of those sweet little people at the end, who will get it later anyway. But I do love the man's(actor's) little escape, and the joyous feeling at the end.
4. Winter Light. Unremmitingly bleak. I love it. (No sentimentality, that's for sure.)
5. Cries and Whispers. Magnificently acted, fearless in showing the pain of death, family discord, yet there's that slight Bergman redemption of a happy family memory in the end(similar to the old man's memories in Wild Strawberries.)

I appreciate your questions, comments on any of these. Thanks, have been dying toshare my favorites.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2001 2:56 pm
by timofeevna
I always thought that The Children of Paradise was Marcel Carne's not Jacques Prevert's film.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2001 7:28 pm
by heatherfrank
Children of Paradise is by Marcel Carne!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2001 8:31 am
by Vox
"Les enfants du Paradis" is definately by Carné and finally has been released again recently both on video and DVD, so enjoy, because its arguably the best French movie ever made.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2002 7:07 pm
by john-5
To be fair to Dan-2 and Heather,Jacques Prevert scripted Children of Paradise,along with other famous Carne films-Le Jour se Leve and Quai des Brumes..He was also a well-known poet.