Last Year At Marienbad

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Wade Hampton III
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Last Year At Marienbad

Post by Wade Hampton III » Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:01 am

The film takes place in an elegant chateau,
one with ornate ceilings, vast drawing rooms,
enormous mirrors and paintings, endless
corridors and grounds in which shrubbery
has been tortured into geometric shapes
and patterns. In this chateau are many
guests - elegant, expensively dressed,
impassive. We are concerned with three
of them: “A” (Delphine Seyrig), a beautiful
woman. “X” (Giorgio Albertazzi), with
movie - idol good looks, who insists they
met last year and arranged to meet again
this year. And “M” (Sascha Pitoeff), who
may be A's husband or lover, but certainly
exercises authority over her. He has a
striking appearance, with his sunken
triangular face, high cheekbones, deep
- set eyes and subtle vampirish overbite.
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Elegant, mysterious, timeless and beautiful
No dialogue. Only music and images. A perfect
world. Thank you.!
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Re: Last Year At Marienbad

Post by Wade Hampton III » Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:38 pm

"Tortured?" It depends on your point of view. The courtyard
scenes were shot on an overcast day, and the shadows of the
participants matte painted in later:

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Re: Last Year At Marienbad

Post by Will Williams » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:14 am

Wade Hampton III wrote:"Tortured?" It depends on your point of view. The courtyard
scenes were shot on an overcast day, and the shadows of the
participants matte painted in later:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkrfqPf4oFE
How come the pointy shrubs don't have shadows? You'd think these movies with their multi-million-dollar budgets could get a detail like that right :roll:

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Re: Last Year At Marienbad

Post by Wade Hampton III » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:36 pm

Will Williams wrote:How come the pointy shrubs don't have shadows? You'd think these movies with their multi-million-dollar budgets could get a detail like that right
I am opinioned that this surrealistic manifestation
of the characters was done deliberately by the
director - much in the manner as you see in the
images below:
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For an excellent review of this concept as it pertains
to the motion picture, follow the link below:

https://pop-culture.fandom.com/wiki/Las ... _Marienbad

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Re: Last Year At Marienbad

Post by Will Williams » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:18 pm

Wade Hampton III wrote:
Will Williams wrote:How come the pointy shrubs don't have shadows? You'd think these movies with their multi-million-dollar budgets could get a detail like that right
[...]
For an excellent review of this concept as it pertains
to the motion picture, follow the link below:

https://pop-culture.fandom.com/wiki/Las ... _Marienbad
...The dream-like nature of the film has fascinated and baffled audiences and critics; some hail it as a masterpiece, others find it incomprehensible.

Put me in that second group. :D

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