Such a great flick. I love the way Georges Franju blends the tone, shifting from poetic anguish to grizzly horror to something almost farcical with the help of Maurice Jarre's score. A real portent of what horror would evolve into as a genre going forward.
I think it would be easy for a person to watch Cléo from 5 to 7 and dismiss it. This is where engaging with the material really matters as Agnès Varda packs so much into this film while keeping the presentation very simple and the runtime a very tight 90 minutes. Even the time frame for the film (a titular period of 2 hours) is a very brief window into this woman's life.
Paris is most of the other…
Hard to describe the way Mulholland Drive affected me the first time I saw it. One of those films that I saw in that formative period where I was obsessed not only with film but filmmaking.
I had already seen other Lynch films (Dune, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, Lost Highway, Blue Velvet) but none of those really prepared me for the dark surrealist nightmare of Mulholland Drive.
There's barely a moment in this film I don't love. It…