History Film / LastYearAtMarienbad

10th Feb '15 9:41:46 AM JulianLapostat
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* ShoutOut:
** At about the 13 minute mark you can see a stairwell where a cut-out of Creator/AlfredHitchcock is barely visible.
** One scene of Delphine Seyrig lounging on the bed is a hommage to ''Gilda'', using similar lighting and costume.
21st Aug '14 1:22:28 PM LahmacunKebab
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* ChekovsArmory: Nearly every single thing in the movie refers back to something else.

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* ChekovsArmory: ChekhovsArmoury: Nearly every single thing in the movie refers back to something else.
23rd Aug '13 12:36:56 AM DragonQuestZ
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* FluffyFashionFeathers



* PrettyInMink: They're feather, actually, but whatever.
26th May '13 6:49:31 PM Theta1138
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* ChekovsArmory: Nearly every single thing in the movie refers back to something else.
23rd Feb '13 2:58:24 PM AmusedTroperGuy
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* CostumePorn: And lots of it. Tends to happen when one of your costumers is CocoChanel.
* GameOfNim: TropeMaker

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* BigFancyHouse
* CostumePorn: And lots of it. Tends to happen when one of your costumers is CocoChanel.
Coco Chanel.
* GameOfNim: TropeMakerTropeMaker.



* NoNameGiven: None of the main characters are given names. In the script, the woman is "A", the first man is "X" and the second is "M"

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* NoNameGiven: None of the main characters are given names. In the script, the woman is "A", the first man is "X" and the second is "M""M".
* PrettyInMink: They're feather, actually, but whatever.
* RapeDiscretionShot: It seems to happen, maybe... it's not very clear. The man even tries to correct himself when he thinks about it.



* SceneryPorn: The castle setting is as much a character as the actors, with lots of tracking and wide shots to take it all in.

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* SceneryPorn: The castle setting is as much a character as the actors, with lots of tracking and wide shots to take it all in.
26th Oct '12 3:42:09 AM erforce
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'''''Last Year at Marienbad''''' is a Surrealist 1961 French film directed by Alain Resnais.

At a European chateau resort for the rich, a man runs into a woman whom he claims to have met before, specifically [[TitleDrop last year at the resort town Marienbad]]. She repeatedly denies this, although it is unclear if she is lying or not. Further complicating things is a second man (who may or may not be the woman's husband) who keeps finding ways to demean the first, particularly during repeated games of Nim.

[[MindScrew At least, that seems to be the plot.]]

It is worth noting that the movie is heavily self-referential: if you pay attention, a lot of what seems to come out of nowhere has either been subtly set up earlier, or ties into something later. It's extremely complex, and has a LoveItOrHateIt reputation even among art film fans.
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!!Tropes Associated With This Movie

* AlienGeometries: Resnais shot the film in several different European castles, then edited it together in such a way as to create a disorienting, unclear sense of the scale and structure of the castle.
* TheBeautifulElite: The movie takes place at a castle resort for the extremely wealthy, what else did you expect?
* CostumePorn: And lots of it. Tends to happen when one of your costumers is CocoChanel.
* GameOfNim: TropeMaker
* LeFilmArtistique
* MindScrew: And ''how''.
* NoNameGiven: None of the main characters are given names. In the script, the woman is "A", the first man is "X" and the second is "M"
* SharpDressedMan: Every last one of the men.
* SceneryPorn: The castle setting is as much a character as the actors, with lots of tracking and wide shots to take it all in.
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