Saturday, September 08, 2012

Cinéphile

What a week! A concatenation of Film Forum series let me see two films which have long been honored as best ever - Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane" (1941) and Jean Renoir's "La Regle du Jeu" (1939) - on the big screen: my first time for the Renoir, for the Welles it's been decades. Both are feasts for the cinephile, but "Kane" now seems a little precious, while "Règle" remains for me a work of devastating perfection.

1 comment:

Bevianne said...

Hello, Mark.
I wandered into your blog, having found a photo of WA wildflowers from a Qantas mag you had picked up. I've very much enjoyed the posts you've put up, and am delighted you found my adopted country (Oz) so interesting. The National Gallery in Melbourne is one of my fav haunts! ANd the exhibition celebrating indigenous art was outstanding.
Blessings,
Bevianne