Monday, March 26, 2012

Man from London---2007 black and white film

The Man from London, a joint Hungarian,French,German black and white film, by Bela Tarr. 2007
I noticed this film coming into the library one day, and placed a hold on it.
James and I watched this the other evening. I must say first off, if you are into action packed films this one is NOT for you. If, on the other hand, you are one who enjoys watching the art of a film being "developed" before your eyes, then you might want to take a look at this one. It was like watching an artist paint a painting, with the paint drying before your eyes. If you also are of the "old" school of enjoying black and white films that create shadows, then once again this film is for you. Scenes take several moments to unfold, there is not an abundance of dialogue, so the scenes do most of the "talking" for you.
It is based on the novel by Georges Simenon. Dialogue switches back and forth between French, English, German and Hungarian..... It is pretty easy to follow.
Hope you will give it a shot. Enjoy

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