BP Movie Journal 5/26/16
Tyler and David discuss the movies and TV shows they’ve seen, including:
THE NEW LAND
DEAD SLOW AHEAD
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS
THE BLOOD SPATTERED BRIDE
THE DIARY OF A CHAMBERMAID
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
THE LAST MAN ON EARTH
I agree with everything Tyler said about Inside Llewyn Davis. It is, in fact, one of my top 30 films and I will add two things that factor in my love for it:
1) I identify with Llewyn Davis more than any other fictional character I’ve ever seen, to a degree that I’m a little uncomfortable with.
2) There are several things in the film that can be interpreted in different ways, most notably the ending. They appear minor but affect my reading of the film greatly. Depending on I-don’t-even-know-what, I’ve come away with opposing interpretations and couple that with my strong identificiation to Llewyn, the film can either leave me hopeful or depressed for several days.
Why do Blood Spattered Bridge and Chambermaid also link to your X-Men review?
Fixed! Thanks for the heads up!
I’ve walked out of faded prints if they’re on the back half of a double- or triple-bill, but if it’s either first up or the movie I’m primarily there to see, I’ll stick ’em out. Obviously it comes with a sacrifice, but I’m so glad I stuck through, say, Bogdanovich’s They All Laughed at the New Bev last year. It’s on DVD, which I picked up later, and though it was nice to see the colors better represented there, the sound was really poorly transferred, which is a shame for how much music there is in that film. So the battered print had its advantages. Plus, the back half was a staggeringly beautiful print of At Long Last Love, and I don’t know when I would have seen that film any other way, period.
When I saw ‘Diary of a Chambermaid’ I immediately thought of the 1964 film by Luis Buñuel. Which was based on a novel of the same name and also adapted In a 1946 film by Jean Renoir. You know if this new film is based on the same book?
Yes, it is!