Eclipse 1970: Der amerikanische Soldat

Wow, never seen that phone model before. It’s… odd…

This has a good noir thing going on.

This is quite amusing and, as usual with Fassbinder, I love each individual shot. But I don’t think this quite works? I mean, it’s a kind of parody/pastiche of a noir movie, but it’s just not that… funny/interesting? For this sort of thing to work, it has to be riveting, and too many scenes just don’t connect?

It’s just uneven, is what I’m saying, and uneven doesn’t work.

But the characters keep repeating “Ich gehe jetzt”, which flashed me back to this every time:

Einstürzende Neubauten - Ich Gehe Jetzt

The American Soldier. Rainer Werner Fassbinder. 1970.

This blog post is part of the Eclipse series.

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