Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Les films français = depravity, smoking, crotch shots.

Just a quick hello, how are things?, blah blah blah. I started a new job that isn't very conducive to blogging, hence the silence. Working on a post on seeing Inland Empire for the second time. In the mean time, feast upon my favorite piece of film crit in ages, courtesy of one Gina DeFalco, Netflix commentator. Of Francois Ozon's See the Sea:
Key elements to a french movie - slow as thick snot in January - moral
depravity - infidelity - boobs are shown, sometimes crotch - people smoking
This film has all of those elements, but even with the extra leeway, knowing
it is French, this movie blows choda! Only recommended if you enjoy activities like sewing your head to the carpet, or get off looking at
someones green apple splatters.

Thank you, Gina. Thank you.


At 11:39 PM, Blogger Joshua said...

Oh man, I haven't sewn my head to the carpet in way too long!

My favorite thing about this post is the Wiktionary entry for "choda" and the oh-so-serious etymological and definitive discussion about its origins and meaning! (Gujarati!!)

At 2:35 AM, Blogger Joshua said...

Ozon really brings out the layered and intelligent film critic in people doesn't he? Here's from a review of the same film on IMDB (under the headline "Regarde la Porte"):
"Some may call it a brilliant art film, but to call it a film is to simply say that anything that IS filmed can be considered a movie. Which is true, to some extent, but that is far from saying that everything on film is a something that people would like to see."

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