Re: Bible Camp

by dagwead (05.27.11 10:06 pm)

...but he's too shy to show up at Cannes himself—that's what I call BRAVE FILMMAKING.

Re: Bible Camp

by jrosenbaum2002 (06.05.11 11:31 am)

To call films by both Bresson and Dreyer “profoundly religious” requires more than just a leap of faith but an extended suspension of credulity. It's true that the only real biography of Dreyer, by the late Maurice Drouzy, is still only available in Danish and French, but I would have thought that enough of its contents, which have been written about in English by many other Dreyer scholars over the past several decades, would have filtered down to Amy Taubin by now to prevent her from still believing the old wives' tale about Dreyer having been religious—a myth that Dreyer's friend Ib Monty also sought to correct whenever he could. Whether Bresson's late films qualify as religious is also debatable, but I guess these debates, like many essential facts about Dreyer's life, can't be expected to reach everybody who's regarded as a film scholar.