Last Year at Marienbad

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would someone please explain that film to me

ferzaffe (flezaffe), Wednesday, 26 July 2006 15:05 (sixteen years ago) link

Il n'y a rien à expliquer.

Ruud Haarvest (Ken L), Wednesday, 26 July 2006 15:40 (sixteen years ago) link

Or you could read this

Ruud Haarvest (Ken L), Wednesday, 26 July 2006 15:43 (sixteen years ago) link

Giorgio Albertazzi really, Really, REALLY wants to sleep with Delphine Seyrig.

Picnics and Pixie Stix (Charles McCain), Saturday, 29 July 2006 16:08 (sixteen years ago) link

Although perhaps not quite as much as Michel Lonsdale in India Song.

Ruud Haarvest (Ken L), Sunday, 30 July 2006 19:49 (sixteen years ago) link

one year passes...

from The Reeler:

A memo dropped over the transom this morning at Reeler HQ notes that Last Year at Marienbad vexed, frustrated, infuriated and transfixed audiences at Film Forum over the four-day weekend to the tune of $19,101 -- the highest per-screen average of any film in New York not named Cloverfield. Those Rialto kids, I swear. It's like they print money.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 16:19 (fifteen years ago) link

Thinking about going tonight, but probably won't make it.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 23:30 (fifteen years ago) link

Can somebody explain this? I need to watch that new DVD edition I bought of this.

baaderonixx, Friday, 25 January 2008 09:41 (fifteen years ago) link

haven't seen it but if it's like Robbe-Grillet's novels at all then "who's telling the story and what's in it for him?" is a key question

J0hn D., Saturday, 26 January 2008 14:22 (fifteen years ago) link

i saw 'muriel' recently, which fox lorber did a dvd of last year. i think the dvd is fucked, or mine is, and towards the end the sound went out of sync, but i reckons it's his best film. has an emotional wallop you don't get from 'marienbad'. 'marienbad' is probably the most faithful to the nouveau romain ethos, so i guess it's about zeroing out anything internal. it is a very sad film in its own way, i suppose.

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Wednesday, 30 January 2008 10:58 (fifteen years ago) link

Yes, I really need to see 'Muriel'. Marienbad is one of my fave movies, but I guess the pleasure is purely aesthetic.

baaderonixx, Wednesday, 30 January 2008 14:59 (fifteen years ago) link

Hoberman writes it's ultimate meditation on the cheesiest pickup line ("Haven't I seen you somewhere...?"). Saw it last night, much more visually overwhelming than I'd recalled -- must be the print quality.

Dr Morbius, Friday, 1 February 2008 16:12 (fifteen years ago) link

Missed it. Too bad. Maybe I'll reread The Invention of Morel instead.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Friday, 1 February 2008 18:44 (fifteen years ago) link

one month passes...

The Bad Is Back!

James Redd and the Blecchs, Friday, 7 March 2008 19:36 (fourteen years ago) link

one year passes...

It IS funny, but not as funny as its "loose remake."

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 2 July 2009 11:43 (thirteen years ago) link

four months pass...

Man, the organ music in this movie is suffocating.

windy = white, carl = black (polyphonic), Saturday, 21 November 2009 06:57 (thirteen years ago) link

As bad as Carnival of Souls? I can't remember either right now. I'm tempted to put on some organ music now.

bamcquern, Saturday, 21 November 2009 07:54 (thirteen years ago) link

Hoberman writes it's ultimate meditation on the cheesiest pickup line
When I took intro French in college they taught us the variant "L'annee derniere a St Tropez!"

steenship HOOSiers (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 21 November 2009 08:02 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

how can a 94 minute movie be so long

iatee, Wednesday, 13 April 2011 03:19 (eleven years ago) link

pretty easily when it goes over itself about a half a dozen times.

circa1916, Wednesday, 13 April 2011 03:23 (eleven years ago) link

seven years pass...

do all home video editions of this feature the subtitles at the top of the screen? the criterion is out of print & i got a DVD on amazon that looked suspicious but the picture quality was surprisingly good. the subtitle thing bugged me at first but then it compounded the disorientating effect of the film itself in a nice way.

flappy bird, Saturday, 19 May 2018 06:31 (four years ago) link

I’m kind of weirded out about the fact that the last post in this thread before you was from me 7 years ago. Appropriate I guess.

I saw this in school on an old DVD and I have the Criterion. Neither played subs at the top. You might have a weird one but also some players have options to change sub positions and colors and such.

two cool rock chicks pounding la croix (circa1916), Saturday, 19 May 2018 06:46 (four years ago) link

I have the Studio Canal Collection blu-ray, and the subtitles are at the bottom.

Frederik B, Saturday, 19 May 2018 09:09 (four years ago) link

I’m kind of weirded out about the fact that the last post in this thread before you was from me 7 years ago.

I started this thread and I'm still somewhat unclear what the movie is about.

Wes Brodicus, Saturday, 19 May 2018 11:36 (four years ago) link

it's possible that the top captions are closed captioning which is different from subtitles and is also included on most discs.

adam the (abanana), Saturday, 19 May 2018 23:30 (four years ago) link

it's this one:

there's no menu, and the subtitles or CC can't be turned off

flappy bird, Sunday, 20 May 2018 00:08 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

Replacing this broken link from third post:

My Chess Hustler (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 3 May 2020 18:47 (two years ago) link

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