"The Discreet Charm of LUIS BUÑUEL""El Angel Exterminador"-(Exterminating Angel)-1962
Posted 01 September 2011 - 10:36 PM
Oh…they also presented “L’Age d’Or”…but by then I was partially out…
Looking forward to the restored copies of Viridiana and El Angel Exterminador though……
Posted 02 September 2011 - 04:50 AM
Posted 02 September 2011 - 09:13 AM
The big screen is always ideal, but it's not possible for many people, especially those not near urban centers, and even there the repertory theaters face challenges from DVD. I know from my own experience it's not necessary to inspire interest. When I was a kid, old movies were all over television. The networks used them in the afternoons and late night as cheap filler for off hours and they were hard to avoid. Now they're limited to cable and occasional evenings on public television and have to be sought out. Certainly it's nice to see them uncut, without commercials, and in restored prints, if you can afford cable, but without that early exposure I might never have seen any and I know I'm not alone in that.
Posted 02 September 2011 - 12:50 PM
Tonight I might go to the Coral Gables Cinema to see the French film "Point Blank". That will relax me after my two hours swimming training..
Posted 02 September 2011 - 03:25 PM
Posted 02 September 2011 - 03:49 PM
Posted 09 September 2011 - 06:04 AM
I had a great night, although there were three people behind me who were obviously oblivious to the caption offering-(what did she say..?)-and thought the film to be super funny, according to the uncontrolled laughing from start to ending. Annoying.
Posted 22 September 2011 - 09:34 PM
Back in the days I found it a bit hard to digest at first, but then something snapped. At the time I was going to a personal situation that was draining me both mentally and psychologically-(even to the point of physical exhaustation). Coming out of the movie theater I just saw it right there and then. My personal situation was entirely based in my own inability to at least TRY to get out of it. I had INVENTED the most powerful causes for which I had decided that there was no way out…and in reality, this wasnt the case. The solution-(just as with the majority of the problems in our lives)-was right in my hand. I just had to walk out of the matter and thats it. The final sequence of Silvia Penal fixing all the exhausted guests minds in order to make the exit from the mansion-(and out of the Angels spear)-is one of the most powerful ones Ive ever seen..and felt. In the process he makes us revisit his recurrent obsessions with beautiful women-(Pinal), religion and high society. Exterminating Angel is, in my own view, the DEFINITIVE study on how people go from considering a situation completely abnormal to accepting it as the only way possible and probably dying on the way, inside and outside.
JUST WALK AWAY!
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