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Reactions to Helen and Paul in Le Boucher

Comments on our Discussion of Le Boucher I value our discussions because I learn so much from other’s perspectives.  Last week was no different. In retrospect I want to take back my characterization of Helen as “evil.”  That is a … Continue reading

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Plagiaristic Pornography WHY I HATED THE MOVIE NINE.

In 1963 I lived just outside of New York City.  My friends and I could be at any number of art theaters uptown or in Greenwich Village in well less than an hour. We were seniors in high school, we … Continue reading

Posted in 2010, Discussion of Official TFC Selected Films | 2 Comments

Let’s Talk about the Suburbs of the 1950s

First I’d like to thank the Producers for choosing three films that together created an important and coherent theme for our February discussion. Their incredible, to me, breadth and depth of knowledge of film enhances the fun and learning that … Continue reading

Posted in 2009, Discussion of Official TFC Selected Films | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

Comment on David’s Review of “There Will Be Blood”

(This is just a comment – I entered it as a post so I could supply links to references.) Only my wife, Christine, really understands how badly I miss the point of some movies. Sometimes I am clueless to what … Continue reading

Posted in 2008 | Tagged | 2 Comments

Kieslowski – Art and Messages – Section 5. “The Double Life of Veronique” – What is it “About”? This Blogger’s Musings

First of all I have to say that until I decided to write this blog and contribute it to the TFC web site I never, ever, spent anytime on the question “what is the film Veronique about?” The first time … Continue reading

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Kieslowski – Art and Messages – Section 4. “The Double Life of Veronique” What is it “About”? – Reviewer’s and Blogger’s Ideas

Kieslowski considered making 17 versions of The Double Life of Veronique, one for each of the 17 theatres in which it was showing on opening night in Paris.(1)  Seeing these versions would be like hearing a bedtime story never told … Continue reading

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Kieslowski – Art and Messages – Section 3. Plot Summary of The Double Life of Veronique

Summarizing the plot of any movie is hard to do without relying on one’s interpretation of what that movie is about. One has to select just certain items from the movie as important elements of the plot but one’s view … Continue reading

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Kieslowski – Art and Messages – Section 2. Kieslowski’s Techniques and Collaborations

I believe that to understand Kieslowski one must remember that his skills and technique were developed in an era of censorship in Poland. He talks about this himself in the supplemental material for the Criterion Collection edition of The Double … Continue reading

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Kieslowski – Art and Messages – Section 1. A Brief Biographical Sketch Of Krzysztof Kieslowski

Krzysztof Kieslowski was born in Warsaw in 1941. His father suffered from tuberculosis and the family moved literally dozens of time in search of treatment when Krzysztof was young. He attended the Lodz film school in Poland from 1964 to … Continue reading

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Krzysztof Kieslowski – His Art and His Message – Contents

As many of us discovered The Double Life of Veronique is a challenging movie to watch, internalize, and comprehend. I have found it is even more difficult to write about it. I’ve created a 5-part blog as follows: 1. A … Continue reading

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