Showing posts from March, 2015

La Grande Accident: 4 French Films in 2 Weeks

Out of the blue I took a trip to 1960ish Paris over the past two weeks. Who knew Paris in March was so brilliant? Of course my means of travel wasn't a flux-capacitated delorean or Rufus loaned phone booth, but Blu-ray and DVD. Completely without design I watch four films over since FWOAC 109 hit the web and it has been the best coincidence of my film watching life. With varying levels of greatness, over the last 16 days I've watched:

A Slightly Pregnant Man (Jacques Demy)PlayTime (Jacques Tati)The Phantom of Liberty (Luis Bunuel)Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard) Now Jaocb and I rundown a biweekly film adventure segment on the podcast, but these films are too unique and masterfully made to give each only 30 seconds on the show, so I had to post. Without question this run of films has been the best sequence of films I have watched completely uninitiated. Before dropping the digital need on each, I knew nothing about plots or theme of any of the four except for seeing a few stills an…