Another paroxysmic depiction of art's deadly flirt with decadence and the tragic contempt for norms. This time it is a period film with some not so successful touches of visionary modernism that border on parody. Yet somehow the film grows and elevates the panegyric of misguided eros and its sublimations to a visual tour de force. The lighting is mesmerizing and the usual density of frames disorientingly rewarding!
This is not heritage pomp. Żuławski to me is the filmmaker who most invokes Artaud, and not because the films enact any kind of actual cruelty upon the viewer, but because they involve a kind of hurtling intensity and an ongoing engagement w/ practical madness and extremity. The actors are expected to give everything they have. LA NOTE BLEUE, like all of his films, nonetheless maintains rigorous formal control.
NEEDS another viewing, the first 25 minutes moves by at a breathless pace. It introduces so many characters at once with overlapping dialogue, that it's very easy to get lost (which I did). It's definitely one of Zulawski's more "literary" worksand also one of his most focused. I'm sure after another rewatch or two I'll grant it 4stars, if not more
Das hier ist keine Kritik, nur der Versuch, den Inhalt des Films wiederzugeben. Aufgrund meiner schlechten Französisch Kenntnisse, war es schwer, alles zu verstehen: Eine illustre Gruppe von Gästen trifft sich auf dem Sommersitz der Schriftstellerin George Sand. Zurückgezogen in einem abgelegenen Raum arbeitet Frederic Chopin an seinen Kompositionen... mehr auf cinegeek.de