The film soc presents Bonnie and Clyde

In Film society, News, Societies on November 30, 2008 at 5:06 pm

Let’s hear it from Ben:

Film Society… all about love and the rest of it.

20.30 Quiet Room on Sunday:
Prefilm: The Hand by Wong Kar Wai, a segment of the Film Eros 2004)
Feature: Bonnie and Clyde (1967) by Arthur Penn

Two admittedly very different interpretations on the power of love and desire, but both absolutely wonderful. Most people would probably associate Bonnie and Clyde more with violence than with anything else. But the film is not about violence that leaves us untouched (like, say, a Bond film). The people we see dying are real people, characters filled with their own desires. In that sense it is a story of love.

“Bonnie and Clyde is a milestone in the history of American movies, a work of truth and brilliance. It is also pitilessly cruel, filled with sympathy, nauseating, funny, heartbreaking, and astonishingly beautiful. If it does not seem that those words should be strung together, perhaps that is because movies do not very often reflect the full range of human life.”

Eros is a collaboration of the directors Steven Sonderbergh,
Michelangelo Antonioni and Wong Kar Wai. The Italian and the American were slightly graphic in their visual language. We are a respectable college so we don’t watch such stuff (??) It remains the segment by Wong Kar Wai, this genius of subtle story telling, “a melancholy artist, a master of longing with an exquisite eye.” The Los Angeles Times put it that way: “The only real reason to catch “Eros” is to see Wong Kar-Wai’s beautiful opening piece”

There you go, we put the best together for you. Come along you won’t regret it! This is the last screening this term for those leaving on Saturday or Sunday 8th week, so do not miss the chance. Free wine etc. as always!


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