Sunday, January 18, 2009

A Pictoral Summary of A Man and a Woman

If you're ever curious about what exactly Claude Lelouch's vaguely titled hit from 1966 A Man and a Woman is about, these pictures will give you a good idea. In fact, they are probably a good substitute for the film.

Quite obviously, we have a man...

...and a woman.

There's some race car driving.

And, since this is a French film, a little lovemaking.

Seriously, this compromises a majority of A Man and a Woman's 100 minute runtime. I just do not understand the appeal of this movie and why it is still so legendary 40 years later. NOTHING HAPPENS IN THIS MOVIE! Anouk Aimée and Jean-Louis Trintignant are beautiful to look at and are great in other roles but, my God, anyone could have been put in front of the camera and done as good of a job as them. These "characters" that they are playing aren't human beings with human emotions; they're just random plot devices used to advance what little plot there actually is. C-

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