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A French army deserter enters Le Havre with intentions of disappearing, but he meets a troubled, young girl who immediately attached herself to him.

 

Is this potentially the first film noir? It has a lot of the same characteristics - foggy atmosphere, shady characters, the girl, and the doomed man. It however does have what most other French 1930s films have too - a sort simple charm stemming from the sparse dialogue, bare bones character development, and primitive film quality. It almost feels like you're watching a dream.

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Carne's Les Enfants du Paradis is one of my favourite movies.

 

lefty

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Carne's Les Enfants du Paradis is one of my favourite movies.

 

lefty

 

On my watchlist, but I've mostly ordered it by runtime in ascending order so it could be a while before I reach it.

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Just back from this:

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Not as bad as I had feared, not as good as I had hoped. Better on all accounts than Lucas' last three abyssal fan-fic attempts (how could it not be?), but fails to instill the sense of magic the original trilogy did when viewed back then, in the cinema, by my pre-teen self (but then, how could it?).

Most of the stuff looks great - it's good to see stormtroopers, x-wings and tie-fighters again, and old Han Solo works better than expected (Leia less so). A predictable over reliance on big action pieces makes them have less of an impact, would've been nice if they'd dared to slow everything down a bit to build more of an emotional connection to the characters and story. As it is, even the (supposedly) big emotional moments fail to have much of an effect. It did put a smile on my face a couple of times, though. 3/5
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bah 48 more hours for me...just watched the lobster, Ive been waiting for awhile to see this and its easily one of the oddest movies ive ever seen and ive seen some odd ones.
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A French army deserter enters Le Havre with intentions of disappearing, but he meets a troubled, young girl who immediately attached herself to him.

 

Is this potentially the first film noir? It has a lot of the same characteristics - foggy atmosphere, shady characters, the girl, and the doomed man. It however does have what most other French 1930s films have too - a sort simple charm stemming from the sparse dialogue, bare bones character development, and primitive film quality. It almost feels like you're watching a dream.

 

 

 

Loved that movie. It might be proto-film noir, but it is usually categorised as poetical realism. Pre WWII, and very dark and beautiful.

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Carne's Les Enfants du Paradis is one of my favourite movies.

lefty

One of the first "serious French films" I ever saw quite a remarkable epic.

Last night this




'Humour is reason gone mad' Groucho, the train sequence is one of my all time favourites.
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Saw this last night. Interesting. Strange ending
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Been watching a lot of Marvel movies lately, with Civil War coming up. Love the trailer :inlove:

 

Mostly been watching The Avengers and The Winter Soldier, but damn, so excited to see more of Bucky in CW.

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Excellent banter, binge drinking, frequent threats of violence. What's not to like?
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So hittable.

 

 

lefty

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Good one. I really liked "bringing up baby" too
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Just got back from Star Wars, 7/10.
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Just got back from Star Wars, 7/10.

My thoughts exactly.
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I would give 6/10 the hype around it is unbelievable that I actually thought it would be better. I have to say just did a better job on startreck and I hate startreck series. Can't say more obviously since I don't want to ruin the movie.
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