Bob Le Flambeur

Film, 1956

Sometimes it’s hard for me to come up with any specific thoughts on a film like this, an old movie that is a pleasure to watch from beginning to end and full of hot shit cool people from the 50’s, not to mention its mind-numbing lead actress. I feel like the ending probably has something to say that I’m too loaded on coffee to process- The protagonist spends the whole move in a slump, and breaking it causes the untimely death of his protege. One actual thought I did manage to have while viewing this was this it sure didn’t seem storyboarded, and I mean that in a good way. I don’t know if it was or not, but it felt loose. Like they showed up for filming and shot everything the best way they could figure out, and some pretty interesting angles came out of it. There’s room to breathe, not every single shot advances the plot. Sometimes it’s nice to take a moment to just watch the characters.

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