Closely Watched Trains (1966). Directed by Jiří Menzel

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4 Responses to Closely Watched Trains (1966). Directed by Jiří Menzel

  1. Dwight says:

    Thanks for the stills. I’ve been slowly reading Hrabal and watching Menzel’s films from his stories this year…wonderful stuff!

  2. sheila says:

    Wonderful movie – so funny and ironic and ultimately tragic. His quest to get over his “premature ejaculation” is so sweet and naive. It’s beautifully shot. I just love it.

    How is the book?

  3. Dwight says:

    Very, very good. And if you like Menzel’s adaptation, chances are good you’ll like Hrabal. For some excerpts of Hrabal feel free to scan some posts on him. “Because when I read, I don’t really read; I pop a beautiful sentence into my mouth and suck it like a fruit drop, or I sip it like a liqueur until the thought dissolves in me like alcohol, infusing brain and heart and coursing through the veins to the root of each blood vessel.”

    Larks on a String is another adaptation Menzel did of Hrabal, as was I Served the King of England. All enjoyable movies.

  4. sheila says:

    Thanks for the recommendations!

    That is a fantastic quote.

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