Z (#atozchallenge)

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So, here we are at the end of the A to Z Challenge for 2015, and at the end of the alphabet with the letter Z, known as “zed” in much of the rest of world.

Z is the name of a 1969 French Algerian movie starring Yves Montand and Irene Papas, directed by the Greek director Costa-Gavras, music by Mikis Theodorakis, adapted from the novel of the same name by Vasilis Vasilikos. IMDb’s logline says “Following the murder of a prominent leftist, an investigator tries to uncover the truth while government officials attempt to cover up their roles.” The whole movie is available on YouTube with English subtitles, broken into 13 pieces. I had a hard time following it, even with the subtitles; maybe you’ll have better luck. Roger Ebert, who had started at the Chicago Sun-Times not long before, proclaimed it the best movie of 1969.

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One thought on “Z (#atozchallenge)

  1. It’s interesting how often movie critics find things to love in movies that leave the rest of us perplexed. I don’t mean that in a snarky way–I think it makes perfect sense that someone who’s studied film and watched a bazillion movies might be able see and appreciate things that aren’t immediately obvious to me. It does make me want to go back and watch again, though, to see what escaped me.

    And, yes. Zzzzzzz it is. I’ll be back to visit in May.

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