Partially due to the fact that it was shot in 65mm - fuck, it could end up being the last such film ever the way things are going.
Apparently The Weinstein Company had a presentation in Cannes today to demo sizzle reels from its big three fall films - The Master, David O. Russell's The Silver Linings Playbook, and Tarantino's Django Unchained - and judging from the breathless write-ups, they all sound absolutely spectacular. Almost makes me want to take a four month nap so I don't have to wait.
I saw the last two films of the Aero's Bresson retrospective last night - Lancelot Du Lac and The Trial of Joan of Arc. They were both fucking fantastic, united in their focus on key historical figures but wildly different in every other way. Lancelot was probably the more fascinating of the two, namely because - in a stroke I haven't identified in any other Bresson hero - the eponymous knight was aware from the start that salvation would be beyond his grasp. Joan of Arc was almost entirely talking heads, and yet it was still spellbinding. Having seen 8 of Bresson's films, he's now become one of my most favorite film artists. It won't be easy, but I'm going to need to track down these other five films, like, now.