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La Voie Lactée – The Milky Way – by Luis Buñuel : A FAKE REVIEW

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Because it’s on T.V.
lazy brain dead pace
conceits of 60′s french new wave;
(uncommon for buñuel)
subject matter over substance -
bold faced dissection of a topic becomes the substance.
a predecessor to ‘i heart huckabees’
(loathe to admit)
or less spurious ‘a life less ordinary’

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buñuel’s simon of the desert (different movie):
one large chunk of ancient christianity
with a very nonsequitor contemporary ending.
milky way (this one) divides the ancient into vignettes
an overarching, seemingly inconsequential main plot
jumps back and forth between history and present day.

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more focused and centered than later “freak out” 70′s films
more coherent and watchable than godard’s weekend
feels like a fairytale or an attempt at parable
not unlike rohmer’s les amours d’astree et de celadon

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such disrespect for linear narrative
the random asides would feel at home in family guy
usually triggered by a sacrilegious phrase

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above: rosary in a tree.

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