Monday, October 20, 2008

One Last Note About "Jean de Florette"

by Jason Pyles

Apparently, I've become a one-man band when it comes to writing on this blog. Oh well. I'll keep the torch lit in case anybody wants to jump back on in the future. And no, that wasn't written in a martyr's tone.

What I love most about "Jean de Florette" is its capacity to illustrate through the medium of cinema the insatiable tendency toward selfishness that humans possess. In fact, I can't think of any other film that is so effectively and potently relentless in demonstrating that despicable, shameful human characteristic that seduces us all.

To me, that was the film's greatest feat. Wow, what a movie!

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