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Ideally, there is no suspense in a Bresson film. Thus, in the one film where
suspense should normally play a large role, Un Condamné à Mort s'est Echappé,
the title deliberately—even awkwardly—gives the outcome away: we know
Hence in Bresson's films human solidarity is represented only at a distance—as it
is between the priest and the Vicar of Torcy in Le Journal d'un Curé de
Campagne, or between Fontaine and the other prisoners in Un Condamné à
Mort s'est ...
Le Journal d'un Curé de Campagne is a fiction, drawn from the superb novel of
the same name by Georges Bernanos. ... Before Un Condamné à Mort s'est
Echappé begins we read the words on the screen: “This story actually happened.
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AGAINST INTERPRETATION: And Other EssaysUser Review - Kirkus
If one were to judge these essays in terms of price, their value would be very high. At her best (and worst) Miss Sontag offers three pennies worth of thought in any one sentence. "The function of ... Read full review