Filed under: Cinema
I don’t know what people are all talking about.
First, the movie is just as good, if not better than the book.
Second, it’s a popcorn movie. It’s a good popcorn movie.
Third, it’s mostly set in Paris and has a beautiful French woman in it.
Fourth, as a popcorn movie, it celebrates humanity and particularly women AND women being the gateway to ecstasy through sex. It reveals the oppression of women and their massacre for centuries at the hands of “Christians.” And a beautiful French woman is the descendent of Jesus.
I think that last bit is really what has got all youse panties in a bunch.
Basically it is saying “The French rule! All they want is sex.”
As you can see the implications of this film are far deeper, far more controversial than some schmere of the of the Catholic church.
It’s a film about the importance of the French/American alliance. You can’t trust the Red Coats – they’re gentlemen and they’ll shoot you. The Italians? Puh-lease. No, it is the Frenchies who are our sisteren.
Let the fornicatin’ begin!
The one complaint I would have would be the French police detective, obviously very conservative because of his hatred for modern architecture and, of course, his allegience to Opus Dei, would not be listening to Serge Gainsbourg. A “No Prize” for the first person to tell me what Gainsbourg song they are listening to.