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Jules et Jim


#1

wtf, there is no topic for this french “new wave” classic! lol but the real reason i made this post is because teh European cinema section seems to be dead and no one has posted in a long time. Still, this film deserves a thread!


#2

sure does, after 400 Coups it’s my favorite Truffaut film


#3

So do I : Jules et Jim and Les 400 coups are great ! I don’t really love Truffaut, but all his 1st movies in B&W are great.


#4

Wow, old thread.



This is my second favorite Truffaut, I like Shoot the Piano Player just a little bit more.


#5

watched it only because film buffs said to. and i’m a hip to what they say. Felt like I was watching a history textbook. I didn’t care at all about the people, except for whathername. Film as a medium seems to need the threat of death, thus she pulls the gun. I didn’t buy it. Didn’t buy the crash at the end. Beyond the technique, I could’ve lived the rest of my life without it.


#6

[quote=“jasonmckaughan”]
Felt like I was watching a history textbook.
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Do you know anything about Nouvelle Vague ? Because that’s the concept and the major influence of this French movement : literature. Almost every movies from the Nouvelle Vague had this literary side, elitist speeches, long monologues, a ot of cultural references. That’s what make them interesting. To test the limits of the speech power and treat the image in a totally different way, as a contrepoint French would say.



Btw, if you don’t know it yet, the movie is an adaptation of a book too :wink:


#7

[quote=“cyber-lili”]
Do you know anything about Nouvelle Vague ? Because that’s the concept and the major influence of this French movement : literature. Almost every movies from the Nouvelle Vague had this literary side, elitist speeches, long monologues, a ot of cultural references. That’s what make them interesting. To test the limits of the speech power and treat the image in a totally different way, as a contrepoint French would say.



Btw, if you don’t know it yet, the movie is an adaptation of a book too :wink:
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Speaking of the French New Wave, I’ve been watching Agnes Varda recently. Cleo from 5 to 7 is AMAZING!


#8

I’ve never watched much of her work. I’m always kinda bored. I should check out this one then. Have you ever watched La maman et la putain by Jean Eustache ?