A Man and a Woman

Director: Claude Lelouch
Year Released: 1966
Rating: 1.0

After a race-car driver's wife commits suicide and a script girl's husband, a stunt man, gets accidentally killed on set, what's left for two young, attractive, recently widowed people to do but spend the night together, wake up and live forever? A billowing, cushion-y chunk of fluff, this 'love story' is misguided to say the least - Lelouch spends more time showing racing footage than kissing footage and the entire movie juggling time frames and film stock to make it seem "dream-like" and "romantic." At least it's better than the dreadful adaptation of Erich Segal's mawkish Love Story and Ali MacGraw's saintly death. (In response to the Giacometti quote: I'd take the Rembrandt, let the cat burn, sell the Rembrandt and buy a new cat. If you replace the cat with a person, it depends on the person. Art, I admit, is probably greater than life.)