What Movies Are You Watching Lately - Page 848
You turn the lights off and engage in the 'suspension of disbelief' at leat that's what my cinema teacher told me. Great films must find time to watch them at one sitting soon.
GF- Absolutely. Whilst my kids were watching, they were glued to the screen and we all thoroughly enjoyed it.
After thinking about it, though, my son started asking me lots of questions, mostly about logical inconsistencies concerning time travel. They're now very keen to watch the sequels.
Gave Kill Bill vol 1 and 2 a second watch after idk how long it's been since I first saw it, will probably do the same with Pulp Fiction.
I'm eventually going to watch these.
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At the Nitehawk? I might be going there tonight, any thoughts on Victoria?
The Marriage of Maria Braun - Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1979)
A revisit to this movie that has grown in the 30+ years since I last watched it. The movie is very touching without ever getting sentimental.
It's the third in Fassbinder's BDR-triology; and tells the story of how Germany was rebuild after the WWII, and the price payed for the industrial miracle.
The story is about Maria Braun who in the last weeks of the war, gets a half day and one night with her housebound, and then he gets lost in the turmoils of the nazi-collapse. She waits for him, and starts to build a live and future for them together. She is clever, but has to do a lot of compromises; mainly emotional and when the day for final union with her man, she is not able to enter the dream castle she has created.
This is one of the many beautiful portraits of women that Fassbinder made. He shows Maria Braun, eminently played by the fine actor Hanna Schygulla, one of his most used actors, she shows a wide set of feelings, and she acts very controlled and so good. Every character is shown as humans; with a whole spectrum of emotions and abilities. Fassbinder himself shows up, like a Hitchcock in a small part; he is a crook and a black market shark. Just as he wants to tell that he himself is no better than the rest.
The movie has all of Fassbinder's symbols and elements, filming through mirrors and through windows, doorways, ect to restrain the characters even more.
I read once that he made this movie to get international attention, bored with just ambivalent domestic acclaim. That might be correct; as a very nice movie it still isn't that experimental and cutting edge as most of his other movies. It might be a bit calculated. It gave him the success he wanted, and the money to create later movies.
But what the heck, it is a good watch and full of beautiful scenes, good acting and a story that is for ever relevant: if you postpone love you kill something deeply human in you, and you will not be able to receive or give love if you are not spontaneous and in in the feeling when it occurs. Or as King James says it (slightly 'genderised'): For what is a woman profited, if she shall gain the whole world, and lose her own soul?
They rebuild Germany, and quickly too, but the society the ended up with was as emotionally cold as the Third Reich.
Nice movie to watch this year that Fassbinder would have been 70 years if he had had lived. Sadly he overdosed three year after this movie.
Good story and a very well dressed film, great collection of Rep ties and just love the 50's and 60's suits. Good story highly recommended.
Haven't seen this in years an interesting take on the superhero genre solid cast and performances, at one stage was seeing every film of Shyamalan as it came out. Cable also showing the 6th Sense so will revisit that.
This was a blast if only for Robert Redford's side burns and that camel coloured corduroy suit, don't this the high waist line would suit me but I seriously want a corduroy suit for next winter. Great cast interesting insight into the days of professional journalism as opposed to current climate of citizen journalism, and how the desire for power corrupts, very disturbing and powerful comment on politics. Highly recommended.