The Return Of The Friday Song


It’s about time we reinstated this occasional end-of-the-week knees-up. When I think of all the truly weird films I’ve seen, Leo Carax’s ‘Holy Motors’ is one about which I remember almost nothing at all…except for the intermission. Dennis Lavant remains a truly committed actor (who probably should be committed). For me Carax’s best film remains the astonishing ‘Les Amants du Pont Neuf’.

5 comments on “The Return Of The Friday Song”

  1. Brian says:

    Mark Kermode did an excellent review of Holy Motors on BBC 5 back in 2012. He was filmed doing the review and it is still available on YouTube. Worth a watch. It will certainly help you make sense of Carax’s intent with the film.

  2. Helen Martin says:

    We’ve had this before and it is just as weird and compelling as the first time. If it was intended to fill time while people get candy or go to the WC I don’t know it would work because I would have to stay & watch. Some day I must watch the film itself.

  3. SteveB says:

    New Carax film on the way ‘Annette’

  4. David says:

    I’ve always thought James Cameron stole Titanic’s most iconic scene, the lovers on the bow of the ship, from Les Amants du Pont Neuf’.

  5. SteveB says:

    And he stole the framing story from Bid Time Return

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