miless wrote: maybe it will be released along-side Last Year at Marienbad (whenever that one may come out)?
Marienbad is already available in a rather nice edition from optimum and here
is a price comparison of the various U.K. retailers.
It also has great extras:
In The Labyrinth Of Marienbad (Documentary)
Introduction By Film Critic Ginette Vincendean
Short Film By Alain Resnais Toute La Memoire Du Monde
The transfer looks excellent to my eyes and it definitely shits all over the awful out of print U.S. edition and it's bloody cheap at the moment so my advice is to buy it now. I can post screen caps on the screen caps thread if anyone is interested.
Dylan wrote:When I see the boot, I'll report back here
I hope you have a different bootleg version to the one I have because mine is fucking abysmal. I have heard a lot of comments on the wonderful cinematography of Jean Boffety in this film but my copy looks more like it was shot by Nick Zedd. Bloody hideous! I found this ruined much of the impact of the film - when watching a film in a quality of this calibre it's a bit like looking at a bad quality photocopy of Monet and impossible to judge on a visual level. What I can say, however, is that the editing and structure is classic 60s Resnais with a thorough exploration of his often explored themes of existence, identity and memory. I didn't find it to be as good as Marienbad
, La Guerre est Finie
or Hiroshima mon Amour
(one of my top ten films of all time) but then one of the key elemets, the visual, was missing from my viewing. If a decent edition was available for viewing then my opinion might be much higher than it is, and I already rate it quite highly.
Another interesting aspect of the film for those into modern ('classical') music is the occasional and very effective use of music by Krzysztof Penderecki. This is also notable in some of Resnais later films from the 1980s with the music of Hans Werner Henze, particularly L'Amour ÃƒÂ mort
, a film which I rate very highly indeed.