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Last Year at Marienbad

Posted by martinteller on January 7, 2004

Wow.  Cool movie.  I definitely want to see this again.  An intriguing (and extraordinarily beautiful) film. I don’t think I’ve ever seen any movie toy with time and space so freely.  I think of it in much the same way as Eraserhead. It’s a template for the imagination. Which isn’t to say that Resnais (or Lynch) had no purpose, and part of the fun of viewing such films is deciphering that, but it functions best as a springboard for one’s personal reactions to it. And those are usually the films that most reward repeat viewing.  My first, gut reaction is that the movie speaks volumes about the nature, the texture, of romance in all its stages. I also got a bit of a Jean Renoir vibe from it, a mockery of bourgeois customs and attitudes.  The biggest strike against the film is the almost total humorlessness.  Everyone seems so very weighed down and serious.  Rating: 9


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