I must say I’m surprised
How dryly traumatic this film is.
A few delicately-directed moments,
But otherwise nothing to write home about.
“Amen, amen, I say to you,
unless a grain of wheat falls
into the earth and dies, it remains alone;
but if it dies, it bears much fruit.
He who loves his life loses it,
and he who hates his life in this world
will keep it for eternal life.”
(St. John XII.XXIV-XXV)
I love how the film opens
With the Creation account;
And just as the lector gets to the command,
“You shall not eat of the fruit of…
This is what a debut film ought to be,
But it really does feel like just that, a debut.
Guided by the impulse of infatuation,
Two lovers (who think they’re much more
Mature and developed than they are)
Make silly decisions without much forethought,
Leading one to regret,
And apathy for the other.
I love Holly’s musings throughout:
Plain, matter-of-fact, but opaque.
It’s hard to tell how she feels about Kit:
A trance of nostalgia embroiders
Her soliloquies, sure, but…
This is a profoundly sad film…
Heartache, inconsolable heartache
Jaded, wearied, emotionlessly restless.
Image passes after image
As the wind summons the wind;
Sensuality inspires sensuality
As the dead await the dead.
Brechtian in style and composition,
With the poeticism of such Rive Gauche artists
Like Alain Resnais or Jacques Rivette,
The Color of Pomegranates is something
You have to sit with, mull over, meditate upon.
It is deceptively simple, but thoroughly spellbinding.
Yesterday was better than today;
I am weary of tomorrows.
I love rewatching this film.
I believe this is my fourth viewing of it,
And with each experience I become
Increasingly enchanted and mesmerized!
Admittedly, I have little to no clue
What Vampyr means or signifies,
Which is why I hesitate at this moment
To appraise it any higher than I have herewith,
But I do greatly admire what I can apprehend:
A story of spiritual redemption
And the fulfillment of preternatural justice,
Paired with the mystifying cinematography
And spellbinding direction of Carl Th. Dreyer.
“And I’m Daphne!”
Absolutely love this film 🥰🥰
One of my favorite, favorites films.
I cannot have enough of Josephine’s voice,
And Sugar is hopelessly enchanting,
Plus Daphne’s relationship with Osgood is 💯
What I admire especially about this film
Is how the characters, all in search for security,
Are willing to give everything up
So that the other can have a stability & peace.
Some Like It Hot suggests that maybe
True security lies in self-sacrifice
Offering up one’s life for the other.
The finest comedy put to film :)
What a comforting feature!
Oh how vexatious the sacramentality of this film! Somebody’s gonna need to hire some canon lawyers to work through this ordeal 😅
I greatly admired the dignity of honor
Which this feature so highly esteems.
As the princess so aptly put it:
Without honor, love has no responsibility.
Something to think about.