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Amelie

27 April, 2003 10:31 PM

We didn't end up going to the movies - instead we got a Amelie out on DVD. What an amazing movie - I remember watching it the first time and realising that I was not only seeing a fun tale depicted with incredibly rich visuals and innovative use of technology - but also I was seeing something 'new'. I still can't put my finger on it completely but it struck me as being a new form of communication. Whilst I've never fully grasped the idea of post modernity.... has anyone?? can anyone...or would that be 'Unpost modern in and of itself... (I've had similar thoughts to Rachel here) I did come out of the cinema feeling as though I'd seen something 'pomo'.

Anyway - I really enjoyed te movie again - a great birthday flick.

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Ah, so many people love Amelie, and yet I found it profoundly dull.

I think the best expression of postmodernism in a film that I've encountered was Fight Club: fractured identity, hyper-consumerism, the way points of reference start to slip through your fingers...

Beth » 28 April, 2003 10:24 AM

Yeah...I love Fight club...its one of the only movies I have a copy of. I've used it heaps with groups of young guys I've worked with - talkin about being a man etc...great movie

Darren » 28 April, 2003 9:04 PM

My wife and I love Amelie - I guess it is the different perspective on each character story. It is a little how our brains work. Movies usually show character stories in a linear way, Amelie is more erratic - like memories, like thoughts. Random. Also the use of colors is beautiful.

e3liacin » 29 April, 2003 12:23 AM

Kathryn & I love Amelie too! My cousins in Paris switched us onto it before it moved outside of France. Our favourite movie of last year.

Paul » 29 April, 2003 8:28 PM

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