Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Operation Screenshot (Films of the 2000s): Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain (2001)

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Joe said...

Only a snob would leave this movie off their list of the decade's best films. I guess because it was popular it might be disqualified, but I found it so non-linear and innovative. A true classic.

Ed Howard said...

Nice. So many people dismiss this film because it's "cutesy" or something, as though making such a delightful, joyous confection was some great crime. I love it, it makes me happy.

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks Joe and Ed,
This film is easily one of my favorite works of the decade. I find it a visually stunning and moving celebration of cinema and life. To follow up on Ed's thought, it does indeed make me very happy...and what in the world is wrong with that?

J.D. said...

I love this film as well. Audrey is just so adorable and really wins you over. You'd have to have a heart of stone not be taken in by her charisma - the camera loves her.

What did you think of Jeunet's follow-up, A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT?

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks JD,
Audrey is one of the great wonders of modern cimema as far as I am concerned.
I really admired A Very Long Engagement although I didn't connect with it as much as Amelie. Of course, it's a totally different film and I thought it was great they didn't just try to do an Amelie retread...