Monday, July 04, 2005

Le Raid Paris-Monte Carlo en deux heures

FR 1905. PC: Star Film. D: Georges Méliès. 280 m. BFI/NFTVA. ♪ Alain Baents. Monday 4 July 2005, Cinema Lumière 1, Il Cinema Ritrovato, Bologna. The great race with a lot of mayhem on the road. After endless filling up with fuel the fur-clad mobilists wreak havoc everywhere, flattening policemen, destroying happy homes, bringing disaster to market squares, exploding via animation, conquering the Alps in hand-drawn form, yet reaching the goal, even there breaking everything up. An early French film entry in the car-culture commentary continuing via Godard (Week-End) and Tati (Trafic).

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