The Moderns (1988)
DVDRip | XviD @ 1868kbps | 23,976fps | 704 x 400 | English MP3 (128) | no sub | 126min | 1400MB | 4 Hosts Genre: Comedy | Drama | History | Country: USA | Director: Alan Rudolph
The three-way relationship between life, art, and money emerges as the film's primary theme, but the other raison d'tre of The Moderns is its re-creation of the Paris of Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, and Alice B. Toklas. These and other modernist luminaries appear as bit players, spouting variations of their most famous epigrams, while the fictional lead characters enact a story line that poses questions about the ultimate impact of modernism on our conception of Art. Rudolph never follows a very conventional path, but here he foregrounds the artifice of his picture by mixing real characters with imaginary ones; historical footage with sound-stage re-creations; and sepia-toned black-and-white footage with color. Pretentious and proud of it, The Moderns is a feel-good movie for intellectuals, one whose unapologetic nostalgia for an era of acknowledged artistic greatness is tempered by its recognition of modernism's consumerist legacy.