Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Le Grand Franju

"Georges Franju opens his 1958 short La Première Nuit with an epigraph that could easily preface any of his other films with equal insight and justification: 'It only requires a little imagination for the most ordinary action to become imbued with disquieting meaning, for the décor of everyday life to engender a fantastic world.' The division between reality and fantasy is not so much highlighted as blurred: Franju imbues the fantastic with a quotidian casualness and uncovers the dormant nightmares in our everyday life."

Read my full review of Anthology Film Archives' George Franju retrospective online here at The L Magazine.

1 comment:

Alexis Stember said...

i was leafing through the L today and came across this review. after reading it, i looked at the author at the bottom and low and behold, it was YOU! awesome job as always. i consistently delight in your reviews.