I think I entered a topic similiar to this a couple of years ago, but I’ll try again in the event it’s outta sight.
Have you seen “Crin Blanc”, and what do you think of it?
Innocence, childhood, the South of France, summer, nature………
Many critics feel this was, actually, one of the most perfect films ever made. I agree.
Pauline Kael, the New Yorker film crtitic for many years, said it was “certainly one of the most beautiful ever made.”
well, i saw it as a kid and loved it, it opened my eyes to new landscapes- and yes it’s touching and beautiful
I’d never heard of it, but it’s a Netflix Instant Watch, so I added it to my Q. I’ll post back here once I’ve seen it.
I found it a bit dutiful. Impressive more than enjoyable. Better music, and less of it, at a lower volume, would have profited the film, as would cutting half the voice over. The romanticism of boyhood and vilification of adulthood grew wearisome.
But it is impressive.
I saw Forbidden Games about the same time I saw Crin Blanc, and you may recall the incredibly lovely guitar theme in that film, played by Narcisco Ypes.
So the mundane and banal music in Crin Blanc was quite a come-down. It didn’t do justice to the film, in my opinion.
Be sure to see Forbidden Games, if you haven’t – it’ll tear your heart out.
The influences in Crin Blanc were fairly clear, I think – Louisiana Story, by Robert Flaherty, and Shane.
I keep seeing Forbidden Games on the shelf at the video rental, and have considered renting it — without ever making the connection with Crin Blanc. Now I’ll definitely watch it.