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Infinite Jest and Modern French Film

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Bart Thornton, Z. (2017). Infinite Jest and Modern French Film. In Pire, B. David Foster Wallace: Presences of the Other. Sussex Academic Press, pp. 101-113

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[...] In Malle's black-and-white world, animated by the haunting strains of Erik Satie's score, Ronet's Alain Leroy is a lost cause, a narcissist with no hope of growing up. Malle claims,

It wasn't really the suicide that interested me, but how a man reflects on his youth and realizes, in the end, that the beautiful and important part of his life was his youth. From the end of youth until death, we're in constant decline. . . . It's not putting a bullet through our heart or head that matters, but that we have the clarity to realize that something's gone that will never return.

Louis Malle's Le feu follet

—p.107 by Z. Bart Thornton 1 year, 11 months ago

[...] In Malle's black-and-white world, animated by the haunting strains of Erik Satie's score, Ronet's Alain Leroy is a lost cause, a narcissist with no hope of growing up. Malle claims,

It wasn't really the suicide that interested me, but how a man reflects on his youth and realizes, in the end, that the beautiful and important part of his life was his youth. From the end of youth until death, we're in constant decline. . . . It's not putting a bullet through our heart or head that matters, but that we have the clarity to realize that something's gone that will never return.

Louis Malle's Le feu follet

—p.107 by Z. Bart Thornton 1 year, 11 months ago

ambiguous; occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold

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Clouzot's Odette occupies a liminal space, trapped between the pure and perverse

—p.109 by Z. Bart Thornton
notable
1 year, 11 months ago

Clouzot's Odette occupies a liminal space, trapped between the pure and perverse

—p.109 by Z. Bart Thornton
notable
1 year, 11 months ago