Hiroshima Mon Amour
Directed by Alain Resnais
This is a film I watched awhile ago after being thoroughly impressed by Resnais' Night and Fog. This time, Resnais does another World War II film, but I am afraid he might have peaked too early.
I knew after watching this movie that I was not a fan, but I had a little trouble figuring out why. I guess I had a problem with the script. The words people were saying just weren't believable. Perhaps it was the translation, but no one talks like that. I could put an example in this post, but you really have to experience the whole film to know what I mean. It is like reading out loud a book, rather than two people having a conversation.
And, of course, if I had a problem with the script, I would have a problem with the whole movie since it is basically just one long conversation between a man and a woman. If the dialogue had seemed natural and flowed, this could be a great movie. However, I just wasn't buying it.
This is a film that I will give another try. Unfortunately, it didn't impress me this time around.
First use of very short flashbacks to represent haunting memories.
Originally was going to be a documentary but Resnais decided to include fictional aspects so he wouldn't repeat himself.