Sunday, February 18, 2007

Six Moral Tales:
Ma nuit chez Maud

This cinematic gem from the French director Eric Rohmer provided me with a thoughtful evening. On the heels of a reading and discussion, earlier in the week, of William James' short essay, The Will to Believe, the title evening from this film took on added meaning. The intense discussion between Jean-Louis (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Vidal (Antoine Vitez) prompts the sort of questioning in my mind that sharpens my own ideas about life and its meaning. This is good, and the film is well done in directing and acting. An inspired film for an evening journey into the realm of reason and belief.


Oria said...

Good post.

James said...

Thanks. Rohmer's demonstration of cinematic ideas is beautiful.