Tag Archives: Last year at Marienbad

February 16

Hiroshima Mon Amour – Resnais and Duras and the tragedy of memory. (Film review)

How does one speak about a project that both Marguerite Duras and Alain Resnais called ‘impossible’? I’ve been thinking for days how to talk about Hiroshima Mon Amour and I still can’t think about what to say. It was intended originally as another documentary like Night and Fog, only this time about the horrors of […]

January 17

Private Fears in Public Places – Alain Resnais shows us our naked human heart. (film review)

The man who made Last Year at Marienbad (one of the greatest films of all time – no argument) was eighty-four years old when he made “Coeurs” (“Hearts” is the French Title), an adaptation from Alan Ayckbourn’s play Private Fears in Public Places. The film won several awards, including a Silver Lion at the Venice […]

Last Year at Marienbad – One of the great art works of 20th Century.

You will notice by the title of this post that I am not one of those who think Last Year at Marienbad is the perfect modernist example of the morality tale the emperors new clothes. In defining myself by what I am not, I am letting you know, in part, what you are in for […]

Melancholia: An exquisite chicks flick.

I saw Melancholia on the weekend. The reviews are mixed about this film. I enjoyed reading them (sort of – as usual some are better than others) but there DID seem to be a male female divideĀ amongĀ them. Many male reviewers really hated the film (yawn) and many female reviewers really loved the film – citing […]