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Resnais' Muriel ML is the most difficult, by far, of Resnais' three feature films, but it
is clearly drawn from the same repertoire of themes as the first two. Despite the
special mannerisms of the very independent scriptwriters he has employed ...
It's exactly in this spirit that Resnais handles the story of Muriel. The typical
formula of the new formalists of the novel and film is a mixture of coldness and
pathos: coldness enclosing and subduing an immense pathos. Resnais' great
lem of Muriel—and of Resnais' work—remains. A cleavage of intention, which
Resnais has thus far failed to transcend, has given rise to a multiplicity of devices,
each one justifiable and largely successful, but the whole giving an unpleasant ...
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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