Kieslowski - Three Colors Trilogy - Poll

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Cyan, Magenta and Yellow

Colors asscoiated with what, policially?

Muammar for the road (Michael White), Tuesday, 25 October 2011 16:09 (nine years ago) link

Found it on Amazon. It was probably just a glitch.

The Man With The Flavored Toothpick (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 25 October 2011 16:18 (nine years ago) link

xp
Don't forget the tragically unfinished Black.

bentelec, Tuesday, 25 October 2011 16:19 (nine years ago) link

Thanks loads Grisso. Probably just had problems bcz I'm on my phone.

ge0rge (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 25 October 2011 16:35 (nine years ago) link

After I saw Blue last month, I was thinking about how its ending would seem to be the basis for similar scenes in Donnie Darko ("Mad World") and Magnolia ("Wise Up")--the camera gliding over various characters in different places as pretty music plays in the background. I like all three scenes a lot. Is there anything that predates Blue in that vein, or is it the blueprint?

clemenza, Wednesday, 26 October 2011 00:47 (nine years ago) link

Around the same time, Altman did it with "To Hell with Love" in Short Cuts.

your way better (Eazy), Wednesday, 26 October 2011 00:52 (nine years ago) link

how totally weird this thread exists and i see it - i watched blue for the 2nd time yesterday, pretty much depriving myself the next day (today) of a couple hours sleep so i could watch it continuously. i loved the movie the first time and really came to appreciate it this viewing. i really thinks its mostly for reasons of subject matter, whereas i find white/red to be interesting stories; there was just something so utterly ridiculous yet so, so, so believably about juliette binoche's performance as a woman who grieves in all the wrong ways. i'm honestly obsessive enough that i've rewound to specific points of the movie in which she cuts a person off squarely with a solid, curt "No". Jesus.

kelpolaris, Wednesday, 26 October 2011 03:47 (nine years ago) link

After I saw Blue last month, I was thinking about how its ending would seem to be the basis for similar scenes in Donnie Darko ("Mad World")

one of the things I liked about donnie darko was the clear nod to blue

according to imdb blue and short cuts screened at the venice film festival in '93, though blue was shown earlier in jan at the warsaw film festival

the boy with the gorn at his side (Edward III), Wednesday, 26 October 2011 15:04 (nine years ago) link

ten months pass...

had no memory of red bowling-ball shot

(or much else)

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Monday, 27 August 2012 18:41 (eight years ago) link

I like all three scenes a lot. Is there anything that predates Blue in that vein, or is it the blueprint?

My question, a few posts above. I found something earlier that is very similar; there's a sequence in Welcome to L.A. where you go from character to character while one of Richard Baskin's (horrible) songs plays. Each character's turn ends with him or her staring directly at the camera. I doubt very much that Kieslowski would have been influenced by Welcome to L.A., but I can definitely imagine P.T. Anderson having seen it.

clemenza, Monday, 27 August 2012 18:47 (eight years ago) link

three months pass...

do you have to watch these in order?

乒乓, Saturday, 8 December 2012 17:25 (eight years ago) link

im currently reading the wikipedia plot synopsis for three colours blue and i cant remember if i have seen it

Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Saturday, 8 December 2012 17:30 (eight years ago) link

You don't need to see them in order.

Go Narine, Go! (ShariVari), Saturday, 8 December 2012 17:32 (eight years ago) link

kieslowski seems so early 90s

Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Saturday, 8 December 2012 17:35 (eight years ago) link

he even died in 1996 just to enhance the feeling

Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Saturday, 8 December 2012 17:36 (eight years ago) link

ha ha
he is the best though
even just thinking about kieslowski films is nice
watch them in order if you can, 乒乓, there are some echoes between that would make sense in any order but which have some kinda sequential pay-off imo

~bacon trailblazer~ (schlump), Saturday, 8 December 2012 22:55 (eight years ago) link

blue and white are probably interchangeable but red's best last

difficult listening hour, Saturday, 8 December 2012 23:01 (eight years ago) link

You had to be lolninteen in 1994 to understand the impact of Red and Pulp Fiction in the same season.

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 8 December 2012 23:04 (eight years ago) link

stephen king is writing a 1000p speculative-historical novel about what would have happened if red won the palme in 94

~bacon trailblazer~ (schlump), Saturday, 8 December 2012 23:13 (eight years ago) link

things to do in zurich when you're disassociated

difficult listening hour, Saturday, 8 December 2012 23:16 (eight years ago) link

Jean-Louis Trintignat plays a Rotter for the ages

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 8 December 2012 23:19 (eight years ago) link

still all about white. "i'm afraid the office may be bugged." "by whom?" "who knows?"

difficult listening hour, Saturday, 8 December 2012 23:22 (eight years ago) link

"buy a car! a new tv!" "what for? i never watch it. always the same crap. or... i could bury the money. put it in a little jar." "sure!" "that would be nice."

difficult listening hour, Saturday, 8 December 2012 23:22 (eight years ago) link

but you're a russophile -- how can you love a Polish movie

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 8 December 2012 23:39 (eight years ago) link

i dunno if "phile"'s the right suffix really

difficult listening hour, Saturday, 8 December 2012 23:45 (eight years ago) link

or do you gobble Polish movies as if they were Polish officers and you were the Red Army

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 8 December 2012 23:50 (eight years ago) link

actually one of the reasons i dig the movie so much is how 90s-ex-eastern-bloc it is, the way karol attains equality w his estranged french wife by becoming a kinda sleazy capitalist whose actual business is never concretely explained

difficult listening hour, Saturday, 8 December 2012 23:57 (eight years ago) link

looks like I'll be seeing Red first

乒乓, Sunday, 9 December 2012 01:39 (eight years ago) link

I've always liked books that start at the end though

乒乓, Sunday, 9 December 2012 01:39 (eight years ago) link

I think you should watch them in order

iatee, Sunday, 9 December 2012 01:40 (eight years ago) link

but it wouldn't make a huge difference

iatee, Sunday, 9 December 2012 01:40 (eight years ago) link

film forum isn't showing the other two

乒乓, Sunday, 9 December 2012 01:41 (eight years ago) link

o

iatee, Sunday, 9 December 2012 01:43 (eight years ago) link

are they on netflix streaming

iatee, Sunday, 9 December 2012 01:43 (eight years ago) link

blue would prob be really really gorgeous in a theatre now that i think about it

difficult listening hour, Sunday, 9 December 2012 01:43 (eight years ago) link

perhaps

I think I'll just time machine myself back and watch them before I watch Red in a few days

乒乓, Sunday, 9 December 2012 01:46 (eight years ago) link

it's not like there is some spoiler that ruins the other movies or anything

iatee, Sunday, 9 December 2012 01:46 (eight years ago) link

okay cool just got back, blue was a lil' better than white can't wait for Red now

乒乓, Sunday, 9 December 2012 01:47 (eight years ago) link

I also made it so that romney won, has it worked yet

乒乓, Sunday, 9 December 2012 01:49 (eight years ago) link

film forum is now only showing mormon movies so you tell me

iatee, Sunday, 9 December 2012 01:51 (eight years ago) link

damn ... a bridge too far

brb

乒乓, Sunday, 9 December 2012 01:52 (eight years ago) link

okay cool I changed it back everything should be cool now

乒乓, Sunday, 9 December 2012 01:52 (eight years ago) link

I had forgotten that Emannuelle Riva is in Red (rewatched a few months ago)

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 9 December 2012 06:37 (eight years ago) link

She plays Juliette Binoche's mother in BLUE.

Riva and Tringtignant talk about working with Kieslowski and Haneke here:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/nov/08/emmanuelle-riva-amour-michael-haneke

Ward Fowler, Sunday, 9 December 2012 20:34 (eight years ago) link

blue would prob be really really gorgeous in a theatre now that i think about it

― difficult listening hour, Saturday, December 8, 2012 8:43 PM (2 days ago)

saw it twice during its original run, it is. also incredible - the sound design. car crash sounds very real, then when the teen runs towards the accident and throws aside his skateboard, you can faintly hear it land in the field.

sometimes I suspect if someone else pulled half the stuff kieslowski does it would be unbearable but he's so damn good, who cares?

CGI fridays (Edward III), Monday, 10 December 2012 15:42 (eight years ago) link

irene jacob is so pretty u_u

乒乓, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 01:45 (eight years ago) link

I'm no authority on such things but in '94 she was the Most Beautiful Woman in the World.

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 11 December 2012 01:50 (eight years ago) link

no doubt

also the cinematography, the motion of the camera, simply outrageous

乒乓, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 03:55 (eight years ago) link

six months pass...

This refers back to something I posted about twice last year: the scene near the end in Blue where a song links all the characters and subplots together at a critical moment. I wrote at the time that I'd seen this device used in Donnie Darko, Magnolia, and Blue; I later added Alan Rudolph's Welcome to L.A. I found an earlier use tonight: Demy's The Young Girls of Rochefort. It's like Magnolia in that the characters are actually singing; in the other three films the music is background. My friend, who immediately shoots down every theory I have linking certain disparate films together, assures me that this is probably a very common device used in lots of musicals from the '30s and '40s. But she couldn't name any offhand.

clemenza, Monday, 1 July 2013 01:36 (seven years ago) link

five months pass...

Oh god I just saw a 35mm screening of Blue (whilst high and devouring Dr. Pepper and popcorn that I snuck in) and I think I had a religious experience. What a fucking masterful film!

queen bey backers (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 22 December 2013 03:53 (seven years ago) link


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