Monday, January 29, 2007

The French Cinephile Is Disappearing

Guess what? French people like big dumb comedies and action flicks just like everyone else around the world. The audience for home-grown art house fare is disappearing and the French film community is panicking. It's easy to see why people would rather see "Days of Glory" than the oblique, slow, depressing "Flandres." Ah well, one more reason for Godard to despise Spielberg.


priv8pete said...

If a "Cinephile" is what you call a pedophile lurking around a movie theater, then I say good riddance! You just can't trust the French.

Michael in New York said...

Cinephiles molest old Truffaut and Fellini flicks, not little boys. They are sad and lonely creatures who have to read subtitles and they deserve your pity.