November 18, 2007

THOUGH WE'D LIKE TO THINK OUR HATRED OF FRANCE A GENETIC INHERITANCE...:

The Red Balloon (Ella Taylor, November 13th, 2007, Village Voice)

If you're of a certain age, chances are one of your seminal childhood moviegoing experiences was Albert Lamorisse's lovely 34-minute The Red Balloon (1956), about a Parisian boy's friendship with a red balloon so iridescent that I incorrectly remembered the rest of the film as black-and-white.

...The Other Brother and I suspect our first coherent inkling that they are a people to be despised came at forced viewings of this monstrous film

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 18, 2007 4:28 PM
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