I like his style, but he has been better.

The last movie I saw in Darmstadt has been A Very Long Engagement (German title: Mathilde). This is the most recent movie directed by Jeunet – and it is again featuring Audrey Tatou (best known as Amélie). In the World War I setting of this movie, the fantastic elements are not as outrightly presented as in his other films. Still, there always remains some uncertainty if something not quite normal or natural is going on or not. Jeunet pays much attention to detail and to color – that is why I really like his movies. However, for me this movie does not come close to Delicatessen or The City of Lost Children, both probably belonging to my top ten movies. I guess the reason for this is that he is best when he was working together with Marc Caro, head-on into the grotesque and arabesque.
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After the long blogging break it is again time for … tada! … another quiz: From which famous American author did I learn the words grotesque and arabesque?

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5 Responses to “I like his style, but he has been better.”

  1. kerstin says:

    Neal Stephenson?>

  2. daniel. says:

    Edgar Allan Poe. What did I whin?>

  3. daniel. says:

    Mh. Neal Stephenson — never heard of. But he wrote a novel on cryptology (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptonomicon). >

  4. ozean says:

    The prize for this quiz (again, a beverage of the winner’s choice) goes to:


  5. Kerstin says:

    I knew that I was wrong…>

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