• Conor Malcolm Crockford

    Great piece! It sounds like an amazing film.

  • BurgundySuit

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  • I keep meaning to check out some Agnes Varda films but I’m never sure where to start. This one sounds really intriguing, but would it be a good introduction?

    Also thanks for including that video on the tracking shot. By including both Wolf Children and Up in the same few minutes it has now made sure that I will feel Slightly Emotional for at least an hour or two.

    • i only know this one and Cleo from 5 to 7. while Cleo left me pretty cold, Vagabond has been a favorite since i saw it in theaters WAY back when it was originally released (i’ve probably seen it at least half a dozen times since then and own it on dvd).

    • jakeonthecob

      Vagabond would be a good intro, so would Cleo 5 to 7 and Le Bonheur. Or if you want a straight documentary, go with Black Panthers.

  • John Bruni

    I write about one of Varda’s late-60s LA films here: http://www.the-solute.com/double-vision-part-1-model-shoplions-love-and-lies/

  • thesplitsaber

    I often find myself re imagining scenes done with the lateral tracking shot instead of whatever the cinematography is doing. It puts more emphasis on what is actually happening in the film, be it character, action, set design, dialogue etc., instead of what the film maker wants you to feel is happening.