DENNIS SCHWARTZ 
IS THERE ANY GOOD 
IN SAYING 
EVERYTHING ABOUT A MOVIE?

 
LA CHAMBRE (director/writer: Chantal Akerman; cinematographer: Babette Mangolte; editor: Chantal Akerman; cast: Chantal Akerman (herself); Runtime: 11; MPAA Rating: NR; Criterion Collection; 1972-France-silent)

 
"It's about as interesting as watching someone eat an apple."

Reviewed by Dennis Schwartz 

Experimental Belgium born director Chantal Akerman visits New York in the 1970s and shoots this short. The fixed camera slowly rotates in a 360°  panoramic shot of Akerman's room, showing the furniture and her sitting up in bed and eating an apple. It's about as interesting as watching someone eat an apple. 

REVIEWED ON 6/24/2010       GRADE: B-

Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"

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