[ Tuesday, February 15, 2005 ]
A very long neck
We went to see
A Very Long Engagement at the cinema yesterday. Having read a few variable reviews I'd been a little hesitant about seeing it, but having loved Jean-Pierre Jeunet's previous films Delicatessen, City of Lost Children, Amelie, hell even (or especially) Alien Resurrection, I decided to take the fiance out to see it for Valentines Day. I'm so nice, me. And I'm so glad I did - I was utterly captivated and transfixed for every last of its 135 minutes. A beautiful, hyper-real dreamlike story of love and war. But don't just take my word for it, read Philip French's Observer review. He's better than me at this "writing" business. A film almost worth learning to fluently speak French for - every last scene was visually such a work of art, it seemed a shame to drag my eyeballs down to the subtitles at the bottom of the screen. Especially since I had to crane my head to a painful extent to peer over the pate of a gentleman of unusual height. Today I look like disgraced ex-BT mascot ET. With clothes on.
a damned fine film. i cried, lots. you are a fine young man to take your girly to see this film on valentines day. do you have a brother :D
But he's less attractive than me. And married...
Jeunet is one of my favourite directors at the moment - can't wait to see this film.
It had some darkness to it, which was good to see, as he does darkness like the best of them.
He should remake Terry Gilliam's Brazil, I reckon. In French.
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