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I am dedicating this first post about L´Argent to my first viewing of this film which is going to happen very soon.

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Many months have passed and here I am again. I have seen the movie. It's great.

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A great movie indeed.But a very difficult one.

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Spoiler Question:

Did anyone notice something in the very last scene, when the police is taking Yvone out of the pub past the crowd. It looks like the crowd does not notice him or the policemen and they continue to look towards the interior of the pub, anticipating something, even after he was taken out. Strange scene. Does anybody have a theory about this?

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I noticed that too! It threw me for a loop! I'm not sure what to think about it. I thought that it was a typical Bresson move in that perhaps Yvon's cold lifeless face was so strong an image that ending on him being escorted out of the pub was stronger than anything the crowd could have expressed. That's what I thought.

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Tom Milne says about the "breathless wonderment in the last shot of onlookers frozen as they gaze into the empty room from which all evidence of crime has gone...".

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I'm putting it in right now!

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a film that is very similar to music, some kind of deep impact in the soul happened with this one, a very pessimistic film about a soul that is broken. Very powerful.

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[a film that is very similar to music, some kind of deep impact in the soul happened with this one, a very pessimistic film about a soul that is broken. Very powerful.]

lol, you just described all of Bresson's films Spectre!



Last film seen: Robert Bresson's Pickpocket - Brilliant!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053168/

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I remember the first time I saw this film many years ago. I had heard of Bresson but never seen any of his movies, so I rented this one mainly out of curiosity, just because I'd read a few good reviews of it. About halfway through it I remember thinking to myself, "you know, this is actually quite good." By the end I was transfixed. A movie that will haunt you.

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[By the end I was transfixed. A movie that will haunt you.]

"Haunting" is perhaps the best single word that describes Bresson's cinema.

Last film seen: Robert Bresson's Pickpocket - Brilliant!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053168/

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A movie that will haunt you.
I am afraid it won't haunt me. Now if we take "The Diary of a Country Priest", that is an entirely different matter altogether.

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