Loves of a blonde

Loves of a blonde

Lásky jedné plavovlásky

DVD - 2002 | Czech
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Story of a young woman who like her friends is very concerned with men and love. A reserve army group comes into town and she falls in love with a pianist, who after swearing eternal love leaves for his home.
Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, c2002.
Edition: Full screen version
ISBN: 9780780024960
0780024966
Branch Call Number: CZE DVD FEATURE LOV
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.

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1aa
Jun 15, 2015

At times really funny (a rolling wedding ring; an incorrigible window shade), this film has charm and entertainment value.

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lukasevansherman
Apr 08, 2015

Out of the fertile and tumultuous soil of 1960s Czechoslovakia, sprung an impressive and enduring batch of films that, in reference to the French New Wave, are often lumped together as "The Czech New Wave." Milos Forman, who came to America to make the celebrated films "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus" is by far the most famous director to emerge, although not necessarily the best. Before he made American films, he made a handful of fine Czech films, including his 1965, Oscar-nominated breakthrough, "Loves of a Blonde." Set in a provincial Czech town where women vastly outnumber the men, it focuses on young, pretty, and bored factory worker Andula who meets and sleeps with a handsome piano player who comes to town. He goes back to Prague and she decides to follow him, but he's surprised she's showed up. The obvious influences from the French New Wave are the loose, verite-like style, the use of real locations and amateur actors, and the interest in young protagonists. It's bittersweet and subtle, giving both an insight into young love and the quiet oppression of the Communist state. In many ways I prefer Forman's Czech films, which also include "Black Peter" and "The Fireman's Ball," as they are more authentic, personal, and rooted in reality. Some other films from the period worth checking out: "Valerie and Her Week of Wonders," "Closely Watched Trains," "Daisies," "The Shop on Main St.," and the recently released Criterion box set, "Pearls of the Czech New Wave."

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ms_mustard
Nov 22, 2014

attempted seduction by alcohol, seduction by a lesson in personal safety moves, boys-will-be-boys/blame it on the girl rant by the mother - all in an era when everyone was groping for whatever they could get. amusing, but maybe just from the distance of years.

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geomillar
Apr 29, 2012

I found this movie a bit tedious, but it is a landmark film by Milos Forman who was the father of the Czech New Wave. Many Czech movies I've seen have been excellent.

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