||03-30-2011 02:21 AM
Originally Posted by jhiggy23
I think both are excellent films, but in different ways. Paris, Texas is an incredible film because of the affecting performance of Stanton, and the well-known monologue, which is one of the best written and directed scenes in movies, in my opinion.
Summer Hours I loved, because of its simple but realistic take on a family dealing with loss and how we look at material items in the wake of such a loss. Originally commissioned by the Musee D'Orsay, I find the film to be one that is easy to relate to.
I would place Summer Hours very highly on my list of best movies from the past few years. I think it works on the level you describe, but I also think it deals with family, memory, and the function of art in our daily lives in a way that I don't see addressed very often.
Army of Shadows.
Paris Texas is a slow burn for me. It ages exceptionally well in my memory and I look forward to finding the time to watch it again.
Everlasting Moments is a good movie, but it is the only blind bought Criterion I have that I often consider selling. If someone was at my house and offered me what I paid for it, I probably would.
I guess I will wait for Brazil to come to CC. Unless the universal is a good transfer and super cheap.