Contributor Post Created with Sketch. ACF Europe #8 Three Colors: Blue


So we’re doing a trilogy about the Colors Trilogy–Krzystof Kieslowski’s masterwork, and the end of his career. The least known of the Polish masters assumes the authority to tell Europe what the problem of reunification is–what the problem of the European Union is, in the terms of the French Revolution, whose tricolor replaced the aristocratic crests and Christian cross of medieval flags. Those three colors stand for Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. We start with Freedom, of course–Paris, the beautiful Juliette Binoche, and our reliance on accident for insight.


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  1. Michael S. Malone Contributor

    Is this the only truly great trilogy in movie history? All the others — Star Wars, Godfather, etc. — have one weak episode. Perhaps Lord of the Rings or John Wick, but they strike me as great entertainment, but not profound. Maybe the Before trilogy (Before Sunrise, etc.), but it doesn’t have the deep resonance of the Three Colors (and nothing even close to Blue). Die Hard, Hot Fuzz, Dark Knight? The last, maybe.

    The weakest of the Three Colors is White, and it is still pretty damn good. What is amazing about Krzystof Kieslowski is that he not only created a great trilogy, but in his Decalog for Polish TV he achieved great art in ten parts. Some of those episodes are the most powerful, fearless art I’ve ever seen in that medium.

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    • October 12, 2019, at 3:44 PM PDT
  2. Michael S. Malone Contributor

    I can’t believe I forgot one of my favorite trilogies: The Samurai Trilogy with Toshiro Mifune, directed by Inagaki. Both profound and exciting — a rare combination.

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    • October 12, 2019, at 11:03 PM PDT
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