Saturday, February 20, 2010

A Time to Love and a Time to Die (Douglas Sirk, 1958)

On War (Bertrand Bonello, 2008)

By the Law (Lev Kuleshov, 1926)


Daniel Kasman said...

the sirk, still haven't seen...would pair well with inglourious and black book, what do you think?

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky said...

It's his best movie.

I'm not sure it'd pair well with those two -- Sirk has too much sympathy for the Germans. He lost his son on the Eastern front. However, there are a lot of 1960s Godards it'd pair well with -- Erich Maria Remarque's cameo in that movie (as "the Professor") is pretty much the template for the way Godard would use thinkers in his films. The black humor of that image goes well with Verhoeven and Tarantino, though it's got a lot more going on in it that just a sick joke (the hand is the dead body of a soldier from months ago, uncovered by the thaw; someone says, "It must be spring."),