Friday, October 23, 2009

the blog of June 24, 2006

Knife in the Water

Since we are going to Poland, I thought it might behoove us to watch "Knife in the Water", Roman Polanski's first feature film, shot in black & white in 1962. I'd seen it many years ago. It has all of those things that I like in films of that era: the profound mellowness, simplicity, and attention to detail which reminds me of Bergman's early films. Sure some of the acting is bad, but that only adds to its charm. Plus we were learning Polish. So I was a little nonplussed when Lisa flailed her arms in disapproval, declared that the film sucked, and stormed out. I thought it was a delightful piece of cinema.


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