|Not a single one of the top contenders for third place was able to correctly identify last week's quiz. This leads Filmbrain to believe that too many of you are lacking in your Robert Bresson. Fair enough -- for years many of his films were hard to locate in the States, but fortunately this is being rectified. At the moment there are four titles available on DVD, and more are promised later this year. The shot from last week comes from his 1957 film A Man Escaped (Un condamné à mort s'est échappé), considered by some to be his best film. If you've never seen a Bresson film, this is a great place to begin. Based on the memoir by Andre Devigny, this story of a man sentenced to death by the Gestapo during the German occupation painstakingly details every step of his planned escape, and is a perfect introduction to Bresson's method of creating an emotional response without even a hint of manipulation. The DVD from New Yorker Films looks wonderful. A strong, strong recommendation.|
So, with third place still wide open, here is the second tiebreaker for Round 3. This week -- in which film can you find this funky-colored voiture? As usual, send your guesses to this address. Good luck!