Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Lady Chatterley















The first time she goes to the stream, she kneels politely and drinks from a cup. The second time--in sexual bloom--she crouches over the stream and scoops up the water with her hands, and Ferran has her shot more in close-up if I recall. In the third, when she's out with her husband, she resorts to the cup again. He makes a comment to her that I didn't catch in the subtitles ...

An interesting film. And I don't think I'd be spoiling anything to say that I am grateful for endings (in any film) like the one this one provides--that is, cuts to black that come a split-second before "we" are ready for them.

2 comments:

Daniel said...

I love those kind of endings too. If I recall correctly Martel's The Holy Girl also cut to black unexpectedly like that. I do like so much the feel of this movie, as well as its expression of sex and, later, a somewhat mishandled but never the less very interesting use of supposed 8mm color vacation footage, but I never felt like the film had much on its mind. I would like to see the longer television cut though.

Zach Campbell said...

Haven't seen The Holy Girl Daniel. I think I agree that the film doesn't totally come together, as full of interesting things as it is ...