sexta-feira, 10 de julho de 2009



Rossellini, who contrasts the ‘too human’ face of a celestial Joan with the stereotyped masks of people ‘dead to life’, has made an appeal to all preceding cinema (Murnau, Méliès chiefly) and has found a naive work style totally related to the oratorio’s. Just as it is necessary, in order to appreciate Claudel, to take his words literally ‘à la lettre’, exactly for what they are worth, so too in order to love Rossellini’s film it is necessary to rediscover the innocence of a spectator seeing a film for the first time. Twenty years of allusive and elliptic cinema, and thousands and thousands of films that exist only in terms of each other, have created a situation where a film as elementary as Jeanne takes on the allure of something dangerously avant-garde and abstract.

3 comentários:

Anônimo disse...

All I can say is thank you from my heart for posting these moments from this beautiful film. You made my day...

bruno andrade disse...

You should thank Maxime Renaudin, who's doing a hell of a job posting this and other great film moments at http://www.youtube.com/user/jaloysius56

Anônimo disse...

Dear Bruno,

Amazing! I will go there and thank Maxime for the wonderful work.

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