as you probably know, oscar's lackluster performance is said to have stemmed from his tiff with truffautnobody can act a brain aneurysm like oscar werner
His responses are kind of funny due to being so catatonic. Lucky for Truffaut, it sort of works because you can imagine Montag as this drone, beaten down by the state and kind of emotionless.
Unforgettable film -dazzling screen cap display here!Of course, Bernard Herrmann's extraordinary score sits among his greatest masterpieces. This post just now goaded me into taking down the Varese Sarabande CD of it, and as always it's musical magnificence.
I realized recently that this must have been the first Truffaut film I ever saw. I'm positive I saw it as a kid, but don't remember anything about it. I've been really, really curious to go back to it, despite still not having read the book (Bradbury and I don't always get along). Anyway, that probably shouldn't matter. The pairing of director and material is so odd to me (it is odd, isn't it? Am I alone on that one?) that I have to check it out.
Sam, glad to see you here. I love Hermann's score and have parts of it on a disc of Hermann's scores, conducted by Hermann but I must get the full score. It is quite beautiful.
Bill, when I watched it last week, it had been years. I actually really liked it precisely because it seems utterly absurdist. It feels like Truffaut is treating it like a nonsensical way to show great visuals while providing a simple message about totalitarianism. Julie Christie is hilarious as the too-dumb Linda. I watched her dumber-than-a-sack-of-bricks responses to a ridiculous reality show she watches in the movie, like, ten times. And speaking of tv, they're all wall mounted widescreen that show reality programming so that part they totally freaking nailed.
Sorry, but I just caught up with this post.GORGEOUS!At least from a visual standpoint, it's one of my all-time favorite films. When it comes to 60s cinematography, Nicolas Roeg just can't be beat!
Agreed. I love the look and feel of this film. Everything is so clean and uncluttered. The police state assures that nothing looks messy which is quite visually appealing which is, of course, problematic. Great look.
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