Eclipse 1967: Ljubavni slučaj ili tragedija službenice P.T.T.

This is much better than Makavejev’s previous movie, which was rather overwrought — it seemed like he wanted to have everything in there. This is much more relaxed; perhaps he realised that he could make more than one movie before the state came down on him or something.

Was Makavejev religious? I think I detect some christian damage here.

This is really good. It’s totally digressive in a totally compelling way — each scene leads naturally into the next.

I almost gave this a ⚅ because it’s kinda brilliant? It’s aaalmost a work of genius? But there’s a couple of sequences that don’t quite zip, so:

Love Affair, or The Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator. Dušan Makavejev. 1967.

This blog post is part of the Eclipse series.

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