I know, right? It feels more cinematic than a regular motion picture.
Pictures painting a thousand words, working off recurring motifs of time, memory and image to form a (literal) snapshot of 20th century civilisation - a sort of Hiroshima, mon amour for the next war - as later expanded upon with Sans soleil. Notionally regressive for its reduced art form, yet invariably innovative a montage, lucidly blurring the lines between fiction, omen and otherwise.
Wow. So haunting. Even with the use of stills, it is equally as sensual as a motion picture. Beautiful.
Re-watched this again just now. Not much to say that hasn't been said...but I always wondered how the time travel in this film works....
Progressive steampunk. An almost Neovictorian odyssey of astounding images (because this film has almost no movement at all in front of the camera, it's made of successive haunting images of grotesque human imagination). Perfect, perfect!
Finally found a copy with English dub. Absolutely hypnotic. Every shot is perfect. In regard to imagery, fawless. Only negative point is the soundtrack. Detracts from the immersion of the experience and unlike the images themselves feels dated. Despite this it is still sublime.
It's fascinating how a sequence of carefully shot frames can be much more striking that a full-on motion picture. The pace of the narration as well as the music (pounding heartbeat!) complemented the beautiful photography
A philosophical film about memories, time and love. And indeed one of the most beautiful love stories which has been told in cinema. Extraordinary!