That Man From Rio – 1964 de Broca

It’s Belmondo’s take on James Bond (there were a ton of imitators from the early 60’s on) and he’s quite brilliant here. He’s absolutely charming and has the physicality and athleticism of more of a Daniel Craig type bond Belmondo is smirking through virtually every line and chase Wipe edits keep it light and breezy- the film is entertaining and goes by quicker than the 112 minute running time would indicate One great exchange and example of Belmondo’s skill is that a little boy shines his shoes for him and since Belmondo is broke he returns the favor, comically,

That Man From Rio – 1964 de Broca2017-03-13T15:28:53+00:00

My Night at Maud’s – 1969 Rohmer

Genuinely successful exploration and medication on fate Heady stuff discussing Pascal, religion The 3rd of Rohmer’s moral tales Certainly can be pointed to as a precursor to other brilliant dialogue/conversation heavy films like malle’s my dinner with andre and linklater’s before trilogy I have it as a MS top 5 level film of 1969- I have a hard time going higher, despite the devastating ending when it’s just so straightforward stylistically Must-See    

My Night at Maud’s – 1969 Rohmer2017-02-23T18:13:17+00:00
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