Avenue de l’Opéra

Film Review by Abby Welling Jun 1, 2015

The point of this production is that the film is running backwards, which of course we all enjoy, from back when we were rewinding science films in junior high school. But as with a lot of long ago film novelties, the real value is in the stuff the filmmakers probably took for granted. Look at this broad prospect, all that privilege and comfort, those beautiful pre-automotive conveyances. The world was just about to get irreversibly faster. Too bad! It wasn’t irreversibly faster yet though. All the more reason to slow down as we look at such things.