(Hammer to Nail is excited to bring author and filmmaker Mathew Klickstein on-board with his new column, On the Fringe) Everybody thought I was crazy to do it. After investing my late teens/early twenties into LA’s dream factory, capped with the cherry of
Since the long planned HTN conversation between myself and Alex Ross Perry was also shaping up to be his last—at least with regards to his film The Color Wheel's impending theatrical release in New York City (on Friday, May 18,
(Two In The Wave was picked up for distribution by Lorber Films and is now available on DVD. It opened theatrically at the Film Forum on Wednesday, May 19th, 2010. Visit the Film Forum's page for the film to learn more.) The title and description of Emmanuel Laurent’s Two In The Wave is a tad misleading, for Laurent’s documentary—made in collaboration with writer/narrator Antoine de Baecque—does much more than focus on the friendship and eventual falling out between French New Wave luminaries Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut. That’s both a good and bad thing. In broader terms, Two In The Wave recounts the rise and demise of the French New Wave itself, certainly focusing on Godard and Truffaut, but doing it in an almost parallel storytelling fashion. When their paths do converge, sparks might not fly as brightly here as they did in real life, yet the film does present some very interesting stock footage that makes it a worthy enough venture for viewers with a taste for this material. As for those of you who don’t have any idea what the French New Wave is, I think it's safe to say that Two In The Wave won’t make you a convert.
(If you haven’t already, please be sure to check out Filmmaker Reflections - The 2000s: Vol. 1 for a series explanation and to read the first batch of reflections.) Filmmaker Reflections - The 2000s: Vol. 6 We would advise anyone interested in