Friday, December 31, 2010
René Clair - La tour (1928)
This is a documentary about the famous tower which was built for the 1889 World Fair and should have been destroyed afterward but the people in Paris were wise enough to change their minds.it was made between two movies and the music was composed and added in 2003 by Arnaud Gauthier; Generally I do not go much for Clair who is the only famous French director of the thirties I have no interest in. This 14 min short will not make me change my mind.It's all the more pointless since in "Le Mystere De La Tour Eiffel",a contemporary movie, Julien Duvivier had already given exciting shooting of the tower in the last twenty minutes. And at least to these eyes, Duvivier is a much more inventive director than the director of "14 Juillet ".