Three Colours Blue

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Three Colours Blue

Post by Fergus » Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:47 am

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This is probably my favourite film of all time! I just find it so hauntingly atmospheric in all of its beautiful details and not least for the wonderful soundtrack and how it is woven into the texture of the film thereby lending to the atmosphere and drama.

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Re: Three Colours Blue

Post by HoustonDavid » Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:15 pm

The write-up in All Movie Guide, by Jason Ankeny:

The first chapter in Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski's "Three Colors" trilogy, "Blue" stars Juliette Binoche as Julie, the lone survivor of an automobile crash that killed her husband, a famed composer, and their only child. Despondent, Julie attempts suicide, but she cannot bring herself to take her own life. Instead, she sets about starting over, purging all remnants of her former existence in an attempt to sever her ties to the past. A piece in the trio of films loosely inspired by the colors of the French flag and their corresponding symbolic qualities, the basic focus of Blue is liberty."

Fergus, your enthusiasm makes me want to add another film to my small but growing collection
of French cinema, and look for the next two films in Kieslowski's trilogy. It sometimes helps me to
speak a little French, but after all these years it is hard to keep up with the dialogue.
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Re: Three Colours Blue

Post by Fergus » Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:52 pm

HoustonDavid wrote:Fergus, your enthusiasm makes me want to add another film to my small but growing collection of French cinema, and look for the next two films in Kieslowski's trilogy. It sometimes helps me to speak a little French, but after all these years it is hard to keep up with the dialogue.
Go for it David for you will not be disappointed. It is beautifully atmospheric and visual also so you will be carried along by the flow anyway :D

Three Colours White is quite good but in a somewhat different vein to the others while Three Colours Red is also outstanding :wink:

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Re: Three Colours Blue

Post by bombasticDarren » Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:45 am

When these three films first came out on DVD i bought them 'blind' (I had seen bits of 'Blue' on TV). I remember watching them over three nights and was knocked away by them. So much so that I daren't watch them again in case my memory of those three nights in 2002 (?) is tarnished. And that for me is the most glowing review I can provide :) :wink:

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Re: Three Colours Blue

Post by HoustonDavid » Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:05 pm

Amazon US lists the trilogy package for $24.99 used and $45.63 new. Come payday I might
just move it from my wish list and make the purchase - to improve my French, of course! :)
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Re: Three Colours Blue

Post by Fergus » Sun Jul 04, 2010 5:39 pm

bombasticDarren wrote:When these three films first came out on DVD i bought them 'blind' (I had seen bits of 'Blue' on TV). I remember watching them over three nights and was knocked away by them. So much so that I daren't watch them again in case my memory of those three nights in 2002 (?) is tarnished. And that for me is the most glowing review I can provide :) :wink:
No Darren....they actually get better with each viewing, particularly Blue and Red as the details that one naturally misses come out with each subsequent viewing :wink:

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Re: Three Colours Blue

Post by Fergus » Sun Jul 04, 2010 5:39 pm

HoustonDavid wrote:Amazon US lists the trilogy package for $24.99 used and $45.63 new. Come payday I might
just move it from my wish list and make the purchase - to improve my French, of course! :)
Go for it David....you will not be disappointed :wink:

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Re: Three Colours Blue

Post by jbuck919 » Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:01 pm

OK, so how does one get this? It's not available from Netflix. Apparently it's out of print, though as usual Amazon has some sources where you can order it. I've never bought a movie (no fooling), and while three for one sounds appealing, I don't know if $30 for used and $45 for "new" is a good deal or not.

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Re: Three Colours Blue

Post by HoustonDavid » Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:41 pm

I probably wouldn't recommend this as a "starter" set for someone who has never purchased
a DVD, unless you have a sudden overpowering urge to suddenly become fluent in French. :wink:
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Re: Three Colours Blue

Post by jbuck919 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:55 pm

HoustonDavid wrote:I probably wouldn't recommend this as a "starter" set for someone who has never purchased
a DVD, unless you have a sudden overpowering urge to suddenly become fluent in French. :wink:
I said I had never purchased a DVD, not that I'm naive about movies. Are you warning me that there are no subtitles? That would make a difference. :)

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Re: Three Colours Blue

Post by Fergus » Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:12 pm

jbuck919 wrote:OK, so how does one get this? It's not available from Netflix. Apparently it's out of print, though as usual Amazon has some sources where you can order it. I've never bought a movie (no fooling), and while three for one sounds appealing, I don't know if $30 for used and $45 for "new" is a good deal or not.
I obviously cannot comment on sources for DVDs in the USA or for value for money in that regard but I am surprised to see that it is out of print.
In relation to the subtitles there are there all right so you need have no concerns there.

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Re: Three Colours Blue

Post by Chalkperson » Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:53 pm

I never have the time to post in here, but, I have hundreds of Foreign Films...I have probably about 3,000 DVD's in total, we have always had this huge 55 inch TV at the Studio, Sony gave it to us about ten years ago, and the place has a Mega Surround Sound System, we usually show films there on Friday afternoons, or if we have Clients present, it gives them something to do...French Films are so much better than American ones, the Actors look like people, the sets are incredible in Historical Movies, even bad French Films can be good, sometimes...
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Re: Three Colours Blue

Post by HoustonDavid » Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:20 am

John, I hope you didn't read into my reply that you had to understand French to order or buy or
rent French films, like "Bleu". My French is 50+ years ancient, and I use subtitles to watch any
foreign film and most English language ones. My Japanese was only basic in 1962-63 and is now
nearly 40 years out of date, but I still love Kurosawa's films.

Chalkie, people in my building wonder how I could possibly see 800+ DVDs (I couldn't, of course),
I just have the ones I might wish to see immediately to hand. I've seen the vast majority at one
time or another, naturally and often wish to see them again. I love my 44-inch Sony from 6-feet
away with its large Bose surround system to hear music and films with. I could "cave" here forever
if I didn't need food, medicine, new books and good conversation on a regular basis. You could
probably stay in your Studio forever if it weren't for the same reasons, and a lady named Starr.
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Re: Three Colours Blue

Post by Fergus » Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:24 pm

Chalkperson wrote:I never have the time to post in here, but, I have hundreds of Foreign Films...I have probably about 3,000 DVD's in total, we have always had this huge 55 inch TV at the Studio, Sony gave it to us about ten years ago, and the place has a Mega Surround Sound System, we usually show films there on Friday afternoons, or if we have Clients present, it gives them something to do...French Films are so much better than American ones, the Actors look like people, the sets are incredible in Historical Movies, even bad French Films can be good, sometimes...
I agree Chalkie....French cinema also tends to deal more in the "real world" and I find it much more rewarding as a result :wink:

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