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propos de Nice (Nizza) Reviews

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Super Reviewer
September 3, 2010
Half interesting, half boring.
Super Reviewer
September 11, 2011
No narrative story...just a montage of beach-side activities at Nice, plus a few delightful bits of surrealism (wow, that flash of nudity was a surprise). A young filmmaker could learn more about pace and editing from watching this short than from reading a whole textbook.

If Jean Vigo were alive today, I think he'd have a few "upskirt photo" websites bookmarked.
Super Reviewer
July 8, 2011
Jean Vigo's first film is a travelogue that employs many camera techniques, hard to believe this was his first film experience, to portray many satirical montages and support his personality and beliefs. The sense of everyday life and routine are captured in a way that makes them both mundane yet purposeful while having a social viewpoint. A prime example is the way the rich try to maintain composure and come off nervously and stiff, meanwhile the poor children could give a damn and so come off natural and composed. Truly a work of art and a beautiful film. Essential watching for all cinephiles!
littlecharmer1959
Super Reviewer
April 8, 2008
Vigo's document of Nice. Some brilliantly edited shots here, and bizarre (and suggestive!) camera angles. A fantastic short.
September 18, 2015
I finally had a change to watch the remaining films by French anarchist Jean Vigo, which came in a set with L'Atalante. Each gives a slightly different idea of who the man is or could have been. A Propos de Nice is a short documentary showing the difference in life between the classes in Nice, France in the early 30's. It is a well show film that it worth the short running time.
November 2, 2012
Video of Nice, the shore, palm trees, and preparation for a festival. As it progresses into it's 20 minute time it starts to make the occasional comment on the wealthy through its shots.

There were some neat camera moves here and some interesting scenery, but overall, I have never really enjoyed these early views of a city type films. It is difficult for me to enjoy too much a movie with no attempt at a plot.
May 4, 2012
A propos de Nice is so many things: fresh, playful, naughty, funny, abashed... In Boris Kaufmann's hands, the city of Nice becomes lyrical. If you can give up the idea of narrative and give in to its visual rhythms, this film is a very pure kind of delight.
Super Reviewer
July 8, 2011
Jean Vigo's first film is a travelogue that employs many camera techniques, hard to believe this was his first film experience, to portray many satirical montages and support his personality and beliefs. The sense of everyday life and routine are captured in a way that makes them both mundane yet purposeful while having a social viewpoint. A prime example is the way the rich try to maintain composure and come off nervously and stiff, meanwhile the poor children could give a damn and so come off natural and composed. Truly a work of art and a beautiful film. Essential watching for all cinephiles!
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