Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Art of the Opening Credit Sequence: Elio Petri's A Quiet Place in the Country (1969)




























4 comments:

Pete B. said...

Thanks for these shots. Two years ago I sat down with a friend to watch this, and when the credits finished we turned to each other and said in unison: 'Whoa'. Exceptionally striking, and we loved the film, too.

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks so much Pete,
It's really good to hear from someone else who digs this film, as it sadly rarely gets mentioned. Glad you enjoyed the shots...

Erich Kuersten said...

Thanks for pointing this one out Jeremy... I would probably have just dismissed it, based on the title, as some dull bucolic romantic drama, when scanning along TCM for stuff to DV-R. Now I will definitely make sure I catch it! Looks amazing, I love that TCM seems to actually have people who know and love movies doing the programming these days... the world may be falling apart, but TCM is on point!

Jeremy Richey said...

Awesome Erich, thanks!
Let me know what you think of it. I promise even if you don't dig it, you won't forget it. It's a real oddity and, I think, totally mesmerizing.
Isn't TCM great? I just caught PSYCHOMANIA on there recently and have several real rare titles sitting on my DVR at home. Like you said, they clearly have folks doing the programming that know, and give a damn, about film.
Thanks again...