Le combat dans l’ile
via Alain Cavalier et Louis Malle
You must come. Bring the device.
You were plotting from the balcony.
An elephant gave birth to a beautiful baby.
Why did you choose to come back today?
Barry Alpert / Silver Spring MD US / 6-16-10 (3:24 PM)
Initially drafted during my first viewing of this 1962 b&w feature starring Romy Schneider, Jean-Louis Trintignant, & Henri Serre (best known for his role of Jim in Truffaut's "Jules et Jim"), this work became presentable as a first take once I eliminated a line which didn't function between the two stanzas. Never previously distributed in the US,
"Le combat dans l'ile" will apparently be released as a dvd by Zeitgeist Films in 6 days and the package includes a new short film by Cavalier about the 1962 feature and its nouvelle vague context. I look forward to witnessing it again and continuing my writing process.