Alain Resnais

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Aunt Peg
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Re: Alain Resnais

#26 Post by Aunt Peg » Sun May 12, 2019 8:46 am

I saw Smoking/No Smoking on different days but personally have considered them as one film. I don't recall an specific order they were meant to be watched in. Gosh, its over a quarter of century since I've seen them and I would dearly love an English friendly Blu Ray release.

Stefan Andersson
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Re: Alain Resnais

#27 Post by Stefan Andersson » Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:47 am

Alan Ayckbourn´s tribute to Resnais, in English, originally in Positif magazine:
http://intimateexchanges.alanayckbourn. ... styled-12/

Among other things, we learn that Resnais, before he passed away, was working on an adaptation of Ayckbourn´s play Arrivals & Departures (2013).

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colinr0380
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Re: Alain Resnais

#28 Post by colinr0380 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:10 pm

When the BBC screened them back in the late 90s they showed Smoking on one weekend and No Smoking the next. I think there is a bit of a re-cap at the beginning of No Smoking, and of course in both films a lot of the action is covered three times over in condensed form in order to reach the branching points for certain alternate endings.

Stefan Andersson
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Re: Alain Resnais

#29 Post by Stefan Andersson » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:39 pm

DoP Ricardo Aronovich on Providence, discovering (when restoring the film) that part of the OCN (part of the birthday ending sequence) had been replaced by internegative; offering his opinion that the film is very like a novel by Bioy Casares, "Diary of the War of the Pig", and more:

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/cul ... -1.5338793

https://www.afcinema.com/Where-Ricardo- ... ml?lang=fr

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