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Daguerréotypes1976

  • 4.5
A classic documentary from Agnes Varda, 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.

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"...has aged splendidly, acquiring flavors that would’ve been inconceivable at the time it was made." - Noel Murray, The A.V. Club


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What a beautiful film! You don't always get the chance to look into the lives of the workers, of the laborers, of the people who make everything that you wear, that you eat, that surround you...and especially not in an era in which you never lived. This film takes you on a journey through the lives of such people before one of the most significant periods in history: industrialization. I fell in love with the simple, raw, yet true portrayal of the workers. I was mesmerized by the "live portraits" of these people. This film will teach many valuable lessons about life; however, the one that I thought was most powerful can be summarized as "There is so much more to life than meets the eye". I highly recommend this to any audience, of any age, beliefs, or interests.

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What a beautiful film! You don't always get the chance to look into the lives of the workers, of the laborers, of the people who make everything that you wear, that you eat, that surround you...and especially not in an era in which you never lived. This film takes you on a journey through the lives of such people before one of the most significant periods in history: industrialization. I fell in love with the simple, raw, yet true portrayal of the workers. I was mesmerized by the "live portraits" of these people. This film will teach many valuable lessons about life; however, the one that I thought was most powerful can be summarized as "There is so much more to life than meets the eye". I highly recommend this to any audience, of any age, beliefs, or interests.

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I'm not sure that I've ever seen a better movie. Beautiful portraits of people living in a world well within living memory that doesn't exist anymore.

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Beautiful, filmed with love and delicacy... Beautiful! I just love it all: the way it is shot, characters, voice over... I will watch it again, and not once only. Yes: a treasure, it is.

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No one is sitting in a chair talking here. This is how a documentary should be!

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How enchanting to glimpse something so real, humble, random, as this little bit of a town so earthy. The plays with itself constantly throughout very cloverly. A treasure, this is.

It was a wonderful slice of Parisian life in the 70s.

I watched this with my 13yo daughter on a quiet Sunday morning. A magical look into a lovely place.

Loved This Movie (Docu)!!!!!!

charming...