Friday, August 01, 2008


Since I first saw Jules et Jim I've counted it among my very favorite films, but I never saw it a second time until today. I remembered next to nothing about it, curiously enough, except for a delightful sequence of Jules, Jim, Catherine, and Sabine marching off into the hills for a picnic. Much of Truffaut's masterpiece features his characters running or dashing off or striding confidently or otherwise bustling. The cameras are often in movement too, and the sense of life and ever-fluid standards and perceptions is about at its peak as represented cinematically in this fine film.

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