From the first pangs of romance to its inevitable disappointments, Loves of a Blonde (Lásky jedné plavovlásky) immediately became a classic of the Czech New Wave and earned Miloš Forman the first of his Academy Award nominations.
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The humiliations of love. Especially young love, because it's fickle. I like the fact that the boy and the mother start off with "Come here. I won't bite." The fighting between the mother and father was quite well written.
3 unforgettable moments:
- the whole sequence at the ball, with the wine for the wrong girls and the runaway ring
- the guys want to make love, but they've got a curtain problem
- the surreal, infinite nightchat between ma, pa and son under the blankets
Didn't love this, didn't hate it. The story kind of evenly depressed me but the adorableness of Hana Brejchovou was enough to keep me going. The scenes with Milda's parents and his mother's interrogation of Andula was pleasantly Woody Allen-esque and probably the best scene in the movie.
Grim movie, between Italian neo-realism and French New Wave, with the peculiar Czech touch. Not recommended to depressed ones but highly recommended to curious ones. I vainly tried to imagine this film in color. Impossible. Tell me if you can.
This movie very subtly portrays how being a young girl consists mostly of getting hurt and humiliated over and over, but it somehow also made me miss all that heartbreak and all that pathetic excitement. As O. W. said, "youth is wasted on the young".
'Loves of A Blonde' firmly holds its place as one of the classics of the Czech New Wave. Forman provides an interesting look at the dynamics of relationships and gender, providing the viewer with an interesting social and moral exploration alongside incredible cinematography and frames. This film fully makes you aware of the fleeting presence of life. A definite favorite.