Is Alain Resnais Literary Approach Of Cinema Appropriate For The Events He Is Depicting?
Alain Resnais was a French director, that changed the perception of filmmaking and started a “New Wave” in French film art by his film “Hiroshima, mon amour”. In my opinion, this film opened a new way of feeling the despair of something so damned like war.
It is important to state that the tragedy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is a hard topic to talk about even several decades after. This tragedy is the epiphany of war and could have been the first step to the end of the abundance of humanity. It was important to not only show the despair but to feel it, to show the essence of this disaster.
Humans are the very complex organism and when they try to comprehend something this big in such a complex scale, they brain often is opposed to this idea. For the purpose of further understanding, Alain Resnais shows this huge story on a much understandable field for humans. Everything in life is led by passion or by death. A love story is wrapping up the story for the viewer to feel the deeps of the despair that were put onto Earth after the tragedy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Moreover, to show the importance of remembering this big tragedy, Alain Resnais is constantly putting a thought in our mind, that it is not enough to remember the facts, they lie, your memory lies to you. It is important to remember the feelings that were there when this tragedy happened. It is important to see, remembering is not enough to be a better person in the future.
The ending in this film is opened and is showing that the story is not over and it will not be over, as long as humanity is going to live on this planet. This tragedy is not the tragedy of Japan, this tragedy is a tragedy of the world.
All things considered, this approach of cinema is not only very proper for this tragedy, but also is the most right and powerful way to pursue this …