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03-11-2004, 05:04 PM
The box set looks very good but I am hesitant in buying three films at once that I've never seen-anyone help?
03-11-2004, 05:36 PM
I'd rent before buying, if I were you. The first film is great, the second is OK, while the third is a satisfying wrap-up. However, I wouldn't want to own these as the concept is slightly gimmicky.
Having said that, it might not be easy to locate a rental shop with La Trilogie on offer.
03-11-2004, 05:37 PM
I can't really help you because all things come down to personal taste.
All I can say is that I think this trilogy represents one of the most wonderful pieces of film-making in the past decade. Nothing I can say could do it justice other than that it weaves three interlocked stories so that the same events from one perspective can be part of a thriller and from another part of a light comedy.
But then when I say that I realise I've written a paragraph that might put me off.
Okay... I'll try again...
I got these out from the local library in a very low state of mind. Half way through the first film in the trilogy I thought that my mood was being made a million times worse but I became involved to the extent I needed to see what would happen next. I wound up watching all three films within a day and my mood was raised considerably.
For me anything with Ornella Muti in it is worth seeing (including John Landis' Stallone vehicle Oscar) but every single actor here absorbs your attention. Seen from the perspective of one film the person you disliked the most when seen from the perspective of another becomes your favourite character. And Belvaux somehow manages to acheive all of this without cheating at all. It's an incredible feat and it's a shame that so few people seem to have seen it. I hadn't heard anything about it until I saw it but it went a long way to restoring my faith in the ability of people to still make films that count for something while neither ransacking popular culture nor polemicising.
None of this means, however, that there's a guarantee. I wouldn't have bought this on spec and it's not enough like another film to say "if you liked X you'll enjoy it."
A unique experience...
05-11-2004, 07:59 PM
Cheers jago, I am very interested with something that can present what is essentially the same story and produce three different genres from it. I am hoping that it's not just an excersize in vanity.
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