By Roger Ebert
Carrying on with the pitch-perfect evaluations started in The nice Movies, Roger Ebert's The nice video clips II collects a hundred extra essays, each of them a gem of serious appreciation and an amalgam of affection, research, and background that might ship readers again to motion pictures with a clean set of eyes and renewed enthusiasm—or possibly to an avid first-time viewing. Neither a snob nor a shill, Ebert manages in those essays to mix a very populist appreciation for today's most crucial kind of renowned paintings with a scholar's erudition and intensity of data and a convinced aesthetic feel. once more splendidly better by way of stills chosen by means of Mary Corliss, former movie curator on the Museum of contemporary paintings, The nice video clips II is a treasure trove for movie fans of all persuasions, an unequalled consultant for audience, and a booklet to come to back and again.
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12 indignant males · The Adventures of Robin Hood · Alien · Amadeus · Amarcord · Annie corridor · Au Hasard, Balthazar · The financial institution Dick · Beat the satan · Being There · the large warmth · The start of a state · The Blue Kite · Bob le Flambeur · Breathless · The Bridge at the River Kwai · convey Me the pinnacle of Alfredo García · Buster Keaton · young children of Paradise · A Christmas tale · the colour pink · The dialog · Cries and Whispers · The Discreet allure of the Bourgeoisie · Don’t glance Now · The jewelry of Madame de . . . · the autumn of the home of Usher · The Firemen’s Ball · 5 effortless items · Goldfinger · the great, the undesirable and the gruesome · Goodfellas · The Gospel in keeping with Matthew · The Grapes of Wrath · Grave of the Fireflies · nice expectancies · condominium of video games · The Hustler · In chilly Blood · Jaws · Jules and Jim · Kieslowski’s 3 colours Trilogy · type Hearts and Coronets · King Kong · The final snort · Laura · Leaving Las Vegas · Le Boucher · The Leopard · The existence and loss of life of Colonel Blimp · The Manchurian Candidate · the guy Who Laughs · suggest Streets · Mon Oncle · Moonstruck · The song Room · My Dinner with Andre · My Neighbor Totoro · Nights of Cabiria · One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest · Orpheus · Paris, Texas · Patton · Picnic at placing Rock · Planes, Trains and vehicles · The manufacturers · Raiders of the misplaced Ark · increase the crimson Lantern · Ran · Rashomon · Rear Window · Rififi · the correct Stuff · Romeo and Juliet · the principles of the sport · Saturday evening Fever · Say something · Scarface · The Searchers · Shane · Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs · Solaris · Strangers on a educate · Stroszek · A Sunday within the nation · dawn · A story of iciness · the skinny guy · this can be Spinal faucet ·Tokyo tale · Touchez Pas au Grisbi · contact of Evil · The Treasure of the Sierra Madre · Ugetsu · Umberto D · Unforgiven · sufferer · Walkabout · West part tale · Yankee Doodle Dandy
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The issue, here, is of the origins of an artwork and of the origins of cultural memory. 'L'année derniere' is apriori that past which, over time, the present never ceases to repeat. Marienbad is not the place where the action unfolds (the text has 'here, in this salon', and differentiates between Fredericksbad, Karlstadt, Marienbad and Baden-Salsa);52 it is, perhaps, one of the places where an action is repeated which has already taken place many times before. It is also a clpher referring to the former glories of aspa town (at that time in Czechoslovakia) and to those of a vanished Europe 'with its ancient ramparts'.
A film like Marguerite Duras's 64 Anna Kanna In Vivre sa vie India Song obviously owes much to L'Année. Closer to it in time, La Jetée (Chris Marker, 1962) and Méditerranée (Jean-Daniel PolIet, 1963) folIow a similar line of investigation. Marker is a friend of Resnais's, they have worked together and it isn't surprising that they might share a similar way of thinking. La Jetée relies on a montage of photographs, apart from one shot in which a young woman opens her eyes. Photography iso1ates things more than cinema does.
Marker is a friend of Resnais's, they have worked together and it isn't surprising that they might share a similar way of thinking. La Jetée relies on a montage of photographs, apart from one shot in which a young woman opens her eyes. Photography iso1ates things more than cinema does. In L'Année derttiere el Marienhad, the couple formed by X and A are never physicalIy reunited in real terms, apart from twíce beside a stretch of water, when X takes A in his arms and makes as if to caress her breasts.