Alain Resnais

Mixing Art And Pleasure

The Fun Part ‘In every job that must be done there is an element of fun…’ Thus spake Mary Poppins, and it can apply even in the most serious and thought-provoking stories. By ‘fun’, I mean that the reader/viewer/listener must be rewarded a little for the effort of paying attention. Every work of art is […]

Directors 1: Alain Resnais

Alain Resnais was born in 1922, and his latest film ‘Wild Grass’ has just opened to great reviews. Outside of France, Resnais still retains the image of the haughty auteur he developed after ‘Last Year At Marienbad’ or ‘Hiroshima Mon Amour’. But with over forty films to his credit he has hardly ever stopped working, […]