In this thread Lord blogs about the French films he has watched recently.
#1
I'm going to start making my way through the classics and some more obscure ones as well. Should be a good way to learn the language.
Quote:Well, I open my eyes and I see things. I've seen spirits moving through the walls. I've seen a vortex coming through the wall. I've seen amorphous little balls of light bouncing all around in the front yard through the window. I've seen giant bugs on the floor. I was in a hotel room in Amarillo, Texas, and all I remember is standing on the bed and seeing the whole wall in front of me filled with lights that were [makes popping sound] popping like popcorn out of the wall. Then I'll wake up and I go "Wow, I was standing on my bed and staring at this wall."
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#2
I decided to start with something that sounded definitively French - Le Feu Follet (more poetically translates to the glimpse of light or will o'the wisp but it is known as The Fire Within): a writer, who has recently undergone a detox to treat his alcoholism, spends a day catching up with people from his past in order to find a reason not to commit suicide. Pretty fucking bleak.

Bonus: have also started listening to some French music. La Femme: Mystere is pretty good, sort of dark wave, krautrock, surf rock, all mixed into one.
Quote:Well, I open my eyes and I see things. I've seen spirits moving through the walls. I've seen a vortex coming through the wall. I've seen amorphous little balls of light bouncing all around in the front yard through the window. I've seen giant bugs on the floor. I was in a hotel room in Amarillo, Texas, and all I remember is standing on the bed and seeing the whole wall in front of me filled with lights that were [makes popping sound] popping like popcorn out of the wall. Then I'll wake up and I go "Wow, I was standing on my bed and staring at this wall."
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#3
i esteem the general canon of french film very highly, but i find that among my favorite individual films, france seems sort of underrepresented.
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#4
You should watch Le Feu Follet and Marguerite De La Nuit and report back.
Quote:Well, I open my eyes and I see things. I've seen spirits moving through the walls. I've seen a vortex coming through the wall. I've seen amorphous little balls of light bouncing all around in the front yard through the window. I've seen giant bugs on the floor. I was in a hotel room in Amarillo, Texas, and all I remember is standing on the bed and seeing the whole wall in front of me filled with lights that were [makes popping sound] popping like popcorn out of the wall. Then I'll wake up and I go "Wow, I was standing on my bed and staring at this wall."
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