Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Dreamers

I tend to have a desire to watch a movie, but then take forever to actually get around to it. I had heard about The Dreamers so often, that it was always in the back of my mind to watch but it wasn't available to rent through Lovefilm (the UK's Netflix) and so I didn't bother, until last weekend, when alone and bored to death, I finally downloaded it. Being vaguely aware of the premise and only hearing about it from the erotic-incest angle, I was a little nervous, but I loved it. It's kind of like watching Last Tango in Paris and realizing that it's not as scandalous as you imagine it could've been. This is Bertolucci's Last Tango for 20-something intellectuals in Paris during May '68. Shocking but not in a cheap-this-is-meant-to-tantalize sort of way, rather it was quietly beautiful. And though Eva Green spends a good amount of the movie naked, when she was wearing clothes, her costumes were enviable.

(screen captures by me)

1 comment:

Ringo, have a banana! said...

I remember not really liking this movie when I saw it which was yeeaarrrsss ago, but I can't for the life of me remember why...I've been meaning to give it another go for ages, but alas, I too seem to have trouble actually making the effort (i.e. sending back a Netflix and waiting for another to come in the mail as opposed to just choosing something from the motley assortment of "watch it now"s, bah!)