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Revisiting Breaking Away (1979)

 

A Pessimist Is Never Disappointed: I Survived A Hurricane And All I Got Was This Lousy Cutters T-Shirt: Revisiting Breaking Away (1979).

A nice discussion of the film Breaking Away—a personal favorite of mine, too, but a movie I’d forgotten about for a while until I read this.

It’s a useful reminder of the value and importance of both rep movie theaters and our various film culture institutes: they revive films like this and introduce them to new audiences (and provide a proper viewing experience).  Some people will go to see a movie at the AFI’s Silver Theater just because it is there, and so maybe see something great they wouldn’t have otherwise seen.  Here in the Bay Area, with almost all the rep theaters closed, the Pacific Film Archive plays that role.

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is an over-caffeinated and under-employed grad school dropout, aspiring leftwing intellectual and cultural studies academic, cinéaste, and former poet. Raised in San Francisco on classic film, radical politics, burritos and soul music, then set loose upon the world. He spends his time in coffee shops with his laptop and headphones, caffeinating and trying to construct a post-whatever life.

 

What's in a name... The handle "zerode" is a contraction of Zéro de Conduite, the title of Jean Vigo's 1933 movie masterpiece about schoolboy rebellion.

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