S E A R C H D V D B e a v e r
Directed by Agnes Varda
A classic documentary from Agnes Varda available for the first time in the US, Daguerreotypes is a wonderfully intimate portrait of the small shops and shopkeepers on a short stretch of the Rue Daguerre, a picturesque street that has been the filmmaker's home for more than 50 years. As in her films The Beaches of Agnes and The Gleaners and I, Varda opens up a fantastic world in microcosm; a picture of a city and a way of life that no longer exist.
Theatrical Release: September 14th, 1976
DVD Review: Cinema Guild - Region 1 - NTSC
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Average Bitrate: 6.16 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s
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|French (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Studio: Cinema Guild
Original Aspect Ratio 1.33:1
Daguerre in 2005" (21 minutes)
Varda's quaint and imminently likeable pastiche of French life is one of life's great 'smiles' reminding all of the simple pleasures on social interaction and gentle care for your neighbors on the veritable mudball realizing cultural eccentricities are ultimately embraceable.
Extras are quite extensive with a re-visitation, 30-years hence, of the 'street' entitled "Rue Daguerre in 2005" running 21-minutes. There are more video featurettes including "Bread, Painting & Accordion" lasting 8-minutes, "Fete de la Musique rue Daguerre 2005" for three and the interesting piece "Daguerreotypes: Photographic Objects" for a too brief 6-minutes. Include in the package is a revealing essay by film critic Haden Guest.
What a nice surprise seeing this. It seems to revel in its own simplicity leaving us with a charming reflection. In the middle of my viewing I felt that I could (and maybe should) watch stuff like this on a daily basis - improving my attitude and disposition. Thank you Agnes!