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« Reply #60 on: April 25, 2008, 07:42:32 AM »

I watched The War Is Over. I enjoyed it since I can identify with the Diego character's disillusionment with politics. With that said, I felt the movie lost focus around 40 minutes, it just seemed to sputter around and then regain focus. Then again, I'm not sure if that's a safe thing to say after only one viewing since the movie has quite a lot to offer. I would rank this behind Algiers and Z at the moment. I just don't know if the politial film dealing with all the bull shit surrounding politics was executed as well as it could have. Interesting but flawed.

On a side note, I was so impressed with Resnais' direction that I am going to track down many of his movies in the very near future, starting with Hiroshima, My Love.

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« Reply #61 on: April 26, 2008, 02:29:07 PM »

Hiroshima is still interesting after all these years, as are his other early features, Marienbad and Muriel. His hard-to-see English language film, Providence, is also worth viewing. Unhappily, Resnais lost what was distinctive about his approach in the 80s, and he's been doing lots of dull adaptations of stage plays ever since.

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« Reply #62 on: April 27, 2008, 01:42:25 PM »

Hiroshima is still interesting after all these years, as are his other early features, Marienbad and Muriel. His hard-to-see English language film, Providence, is also worth viewing. Unhappily, Resnais lost what was distinctive about his approach in the 80s, and he's been doing lots of dull adaptations of stage plays ever since.

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« Reply #63 on: June 02, 2009, 07:58:35 AM »

On the off-chance anyone is interested, I just found out on IMDB that Jean Martin (Colonel Matthieu, also the bad guy in My Name is Nobody) passed away this past February.

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« Reply #64 on: February 03, 2014, 09:47:42 PM »

The Battle of Algiers will be playing on TCM Tuesday Feb. 4, 2014, at 1:45 PM EST
http://www.tcm.com/schedule/index.html?tz=PST&sdate=2014-02-04

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