Monday, March 17, 2008

Les Visages

An observation inspired by J'entends plus la guitare ('91), which could in fact be called Faces ... what strikes me about Garrel's cinema is a peculiar quality of light--the flicker in these films is, I swear to the cine-gods, more active and more palpable in these films than in most others. The thing that makes a Garrel close-up interesting is the pulsating light around the face.

1 comment:

Patrick Ciccone said...

Certainly Garrel seems to be one of the great "silent" filmmakers of the sound era. His compositions and lighting have that peculiar feeling...would be awesome to seem him shoot nitrate.