Friday, February 4, 2011


These are my notes as they were written....


Narrative and Character - The character intros. The specific hobbies details what they like and don't. Wondrous way to introduce characters. The pasta making scene after the blind man. She speaks about her self in the third person, I never really noticed that.

Editing and Cinematography - The marriage between these two is best exemplified when Amelie brings the blind man across the street and she describes everything they pass. Movement of shtos with character pace time and the reality of sight and sound in this scene is bliss. The shots are quite blurred and if it wasn't for Amelie's descriptions to the old blind man you wouldn't know what they were either. It's like you become the blind man too. IT'S WONDERFUL!

The Script - I need to peruse this script as soon as possible. It's written like literature if it's written like anything the way it actually plays on screen.  The first scene where the TV talks to her and makes her feel guilty about her self pity and "woe is me" attitude....brilliant! Another moment like this the TV says "if amelie chooses to live in a dream and remain and introverted young women she has an absolute right to mess up her life." HA! Loves it too much at this point.

* The final glances to the camera, while Amelie and Nino are riding on the bike together. First both look then just Amelie. Brilliant. Reminds us we're watching fiction. It's a concoction. If you notice each character has their own way they make up stories and life around them. It's wonderful. "Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality" - Jules de Gaultier

Happy moviegoing folks!

1 comment:

Boo Boo Kitty said...

I have watched this movie more than once in a day. It was so beautiful and well done that it opened me up to watching more french films. I am mostly happy with that decision. :)