Strong praise for Resnais

Posted by · 8:14 pm · September 17th, 2009

Wild GrassI just stumbled across Glenn Kenny’s grandiose praise for Alain Resnais’s “Wild Grass” and I’m champing at the bit for this film more than I already was:

Okay, it’s “too soon,” and yeah, I’m a bit tired, but, still…here’s my Facebook page update as of now: “Resnais’ Wild Grass is a whacked-out masterpiece with an ending worthy of the final minutes of 2001 and/or the last chord of ‘A Day In The Life.’ There, I said it, I’m glad, and I’m gonna say it again, repeatedly, in various formats.”


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  • 1 9-17-2009 at 10:57 pm

    AmericanRequiem said...

    I remember you loving that poster, now the movies good, cool! Is an English language film?

  • 2 9-17-2009 at 11:35 pm

    Robert Hamer, Spelling Nazi said...

    Did you mean to type “chomping” or is “champing” some sort of internet jargon that I am unaware of?

  • 3 9-17-2009 at 11:36 pm

    DCConroy said...

    French >

    Les Herbes Folles

  • 4 9-18-2009 at 12:39 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Requiem: It’s in French. And that was me creaming over the poster a few months ago (though I’m sure Kris would agree it’s awesome).

    Robert: Actually, the original phrase, derived from equestrian lingo, is “champing at the bit.” Americans have popularized it as “chomping,” so either is acceptable — though Kris’s use is technically more grammatically correct.

  • 5 9-18-2009 at 4:53 am

    Loyal said...

    You must be a real blast at Scrabble tournaments Guy.

  • 6 9-18-2009 at 5:25 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Hey, just speaking from one Spelling Nazi to another ;)

  • 7 9-18-2009 at 5:37 am

    Brent said...

    I can’t believe this Resnais film is getting such buzz. I cannot wait.

    Many of the “masters” tend to go off the deep end in their final years (Fellini is a perfect example, Kurosawa to some extent). But Resnais seems to still be making films with a comparable power as his New Wave period.