It was a motion against the traditional French cinema, which was more literature than cinema. The French new wave gave birth to such ideas as “la politique des auteur,” jump cuts and the unimportance of linear structure, if only to name a few.Is Amelie an old-fashioned film?
Amélie is one of those films that never stops reassuring the audience that it’s on their side, taking them firmly by the hand and leading them. . . well, nowhere really. In this sense it’s a very old-fashioned film.Is “Amélie” too French to be true?
After seeing films by Rivette, Lynch, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Claire Denis, Nobuhiro Suwa, Jean-Marie Straub and Claude Lanzmann, the sweet Amélie seemed rather insipid, a little boring, and, above all, too French to be true.Is Amélie 'pas jolie'?
Determined to publicly take on Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Amélie’ s creator, he vented his outrage in an op-ed published in Libération entitled “ Amélie pas jolie” (“ Amélie is not pretty”).