Jonathan Rosenbaum Quotes.
Just as Freud couldnвЂ™t always be blamed for the Freudians, Bresson didnвЂ™t always feel obliged to behave like a Bressonian.
It’s a sign of this film’s greatness that the enormous sadness that accompanies the final leave-taking of the circus interior is a good deal more than the conclusion of an unpretentious evening’s entertainments; it’s a sublime and awesome coda to the career of one of this century’s greatest artists.
Judging by the the movie’s enduring popularity, the message that stupidity is redemption is clearly what a lot of Americans want to hear.
Whether these characters are lovable or detestable, they’re lovable or detestable in a TV way – defined by a minimal set of traits that are endlessly reiterated and incapable of expansion or alteration, a fixed loop.