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    It's a test for interactivity :



    What are your french films preferences ??



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    Le yeux sans visage



    Diva



    La vie en rose (recent Edith Piaf biography)

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    name='Mark O']Le yeux sans visage



    Diva



    La vie en rose (recent Edith Piaf biography)


    There is a "remake" of "Les Yeux Sans Visage" by Jess Franco (I think), with Howard Vernon (who played also in "Alphaville"/Godard), it's a good one too ....



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    Almost anything by Melies

    " " with Max Linder

    By Abel Gance; La Roue, Napoleon, can't wait to see the restored J'Accuse..

    By Raymond Bernard; The Chess Player (Jouer d'echecs), Les Miserables.

    By Julien Duvivier; Poil De Carotte, Au Bonheur Des Dames.

    Any of the French films of Ivan Mosjoukine; Michel Strogoff, Kean, Enfant du Carnival, Maison de Mystere etc.

    The Feuillade serials - Fantomas, Les Vampires, Judex

    Rene Clair; Chapeau de paille d'Italie

    The silent version of Louise Brooks' Prix de Beaute

    The Marius trilogy of the thirties (Korda, Allegret and Pagnol, IIRC)

    Renoir; La Grande Illusion, Boudu Sauve des Eaux

    Les Enfants Du Paradis

    Cocteau's La Belle et La bete

    Les Parapluies De Cherbourg

    Manon Des Sources (etc)

    Rappeneau's Cyrano De Bergerac

    Les Triplettes De Belleville

    Amelie



    I can, and do, watch these repeatedly without getting bored at all....all masterpieces. Does it show that I'm not a fan of Nouvelle Vague particularly???

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    I'd second Amelie, Cyrano de Bergerac and Les Parapluies de Cherbourg and add:



    La Reine Margot

    Le Bossu

    Ne le dis � personne

    Betty Blue

    Les Chansons d'amour

    8 femmes

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    Les Visiteurs - I love Jean Reno, Bon Voyage, Beyond The Clouds, Water Drops on Burning Rocks, Natalie, Rendervous........................



    Or, really, anything with Sophie Marceau, Juliet Binoche, Catherine Deneuve, Bulle Ogier, Isabelle Huppert, Emmanuelle Beart, Ludovine Sangier, etc etc

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    name='penfold']Almost anything by Melies

    " " with Max Linder

    By Abel Gance; La Roue, Napoleon, can't wait to see the restored J'Accuse..

    By Raymond Bernard; The Chess Player (Jouer d'echecs), Les Miserables.

    By Julien Duvivier; Poil De Carotte, Au Bonheur Des Dames.

    Any of the French films of Ivan Mosjoukine; Michel Strogoff, Kean, Enfant du Carnival, Maison de Mystere etc.

    The Feuillade serials - Fantomas, Les Vampires, Judex

    Rene Clair; Chapeau de paille d'Italie

    The silent version of Louise Brooks' Prix de Beaute

    The Marius trilogy of the thirties (Korda, Allegret and Pagnol, IIRC)

    Renoir; La Grande Illusion, Boudu Sauve des Eaux

    Les Enfants Du Paradis

    Cocteau's La Belle et La bete

    Les Parapluies De Cherbourg

    Manon Des Sources (etc)

    Rappeneau's Cyrano De Bergerac

    Les Triplettes De Belleville

    Amelie



    I can, and do, watch these repeatedly without getting bored at all....all masterpieces. Does it show that I'm not a fan of Nouvelle Vague particularly???


    "Judex" is gonna be on TV next week, haven't seen it yet, I'm impatient to discover it !!

    You quoted "Les Parapluies de Cherbourg" but not "Les Demoiselles de Rochefort" ???....as I am not really found of musicals, but it's one of my favourites....



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    name='penfold']Almost anything by Melies

    " " with Max Linder

    By Abel Gance; La Roue, Napoleon, can't wait to see the restored J'Accuse..

    By Raymond Bernard; The Chess Player (Jouer d'echecs), Les Miserables.

    By Julien Duvivier; Poil De Carotte, Au Bonheur Des Dames.

    Any of the French films of Ivan Mosjoukine; Michel Strogoff, Kean, Enfant du Carnival, Maison de Mystere etc.

    The Feuillade serials - Fantomas, Les Vampires, Judex

    Rene Clair; Chapeau de paille d'Italie

    The silent version of Louise Brooks' Prix de Beaute

    The Marius trilogy of the thirties (Korda, Allegret and Pagnol, IIRC)

    Renoir; La Grande Illusion, Boudu Sauve des Eaux

    Les Enfants Du Paradis

    Cocteau's La Belle et La bete

    Les Parapluies De Cherbourg

    Manon Des Sources (etc)

    Rappeneau's Cyrano De Bergerac

    Les Triplettes De Belleville

    Amelie



    I can, and do, watch these repeatedly without getting bored at all....all masterpieces. Does it show that I'm not a fan of Nouvelle Vague particularly???


    There were good things in the Nouvelle Vague trend, but when I think of most known Godard and Truffaut, my preferences are definitly their "classicals", "Le M�pris" et "La Nuit Am�ricaine" (Day for Night), as I think Claude Chabrol is the best thrillers french director, he has a deep devotion for Hitchcok and is a real film buff.......



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    I love Jean Cocteau's La Belle et La Bete

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    La Regle du Jeu (Renoir)



    Orphee (Cocteau)



    Le Rayon Vert (Rohmer)



    Tirez sur le pianiste (Truffaut)



    Le Boucher (Chabrol)



    Au hasard Balthasar (Bresson)



    ........and many more.

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    name='narabdela']La Regle du Jeu (Renoir)



    Orphee (Cocteau)



    Le Rayon Vert (Rohmer)



    Tirez sur le pianiste (Truffaut)



    Le Boucher (Chabrol)



    Au hasard Balthasar (Bresson)



    ........and many more.


    I've found "Le Boucher" two days ago in DVD for 3� in a supermarket !!....one of my Chabrol's favourite with "Que La B�te Meure", "Inspecteur Lavardin" and "Betty" (with a powerfull acting of regreted Marie Trintignant)

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    name='moonfleet']There were good things in the Nouvelle Vague trend, but when I think of most known Godard and Truffaut, my preferences are definitly their "classicals", "Le M�pris" et "La Nuit Am�ricaine" (Day for Night), as I think Claude Chabrol is the best thrillers french director, he has a deep devotion for Hitchcok and is a real film buff.......



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    I have Chabrol's book on Hitchcock; very good, the group were the first to take him seriously as an artist - though they dismiss his early British work unfairly - perhaps they hadn't seen them, I don't know.

    My favourite of their own work is Truffaut's fahrenheit 451 - but it isn't exactly typical....

    "Parapluies" - perfect. The songs and tunes haunt you, Deneuve is jaw-dropping, all the cast fine, the camerawork is choreographed amazingly, the bleak storyline a shock at the end - very clever.

    "Demoiselles".....nice story, the double threat of Francoise and Catherine.....but Gene is far too old for the role, the choreography of the dancing for Chakiris' gang is poor and repetitive, it totally lacks the magic ingredient of Parapluies; charm....It's as if the success of the former has earned Demy the budget to indulge himself on Demoiselles - and it's like an overbaked soufflee... not a bad film, but not the immortal classic that 'Parapluies' is to me.

    Judex is out on DVD if you miss it...!!

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    name='penfold']I have Chabrol's book on Hitchcock; very good, the group were the first to take him seriously as an artist - though they dismiss his early British work unfairly - perhaps they hadn't seen them, I don't know.

    My favourite of their own work is Truffaut's fahrenheit 451 - but it isn't exactly typical....

    "Parapluies" - perfect. The songs and tunes haunt you, Deneuve is jaw-dropping, all the cast fine, the camerawork is choreographed amazingly, the bleak storyline a shock at the end - very clever.

    "Demoiselles".....nice story, the double threat of Francoise and Catherine.....but Gene is far too old for the role, the choreography of the dancing for Chakiris' gang is poor and repetitive, it totally lacks the magic ingredient of Parapluies; charm....It's as if the success of the former has earned Demy the budget to indulge himself on Demoiselles - and it's like an overbaked soufflee... not a bad film, but not the immortal classic that 'Parapluies' is to me.

    Judex is out on DVD if you miss it...!!

    Mark




    I don't agree that G.Kelly is too old in "Les Demoiselles..", and he has a lovely pink polo that suits him very well !!...

    I haven't seen "Les Parapluies.." since a long time but the mood that reminds to me is romantic sadness, "Les Demoiselles..." has a special liberty for a musical, the story, the lyrics are not only "sweet", there is irony, and the two sisters are so gracefull ....

    For Chakiris, he is not in a gang but in a team, great difference with "West Side Story" !!



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    i like the renault commercials with 'nicole' and 'papa'!

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    Jean de Florette

    Manon des source

    Cyrano de Bergerac

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    name='moonfleet']I don't agree that G.Kelly is too old in "Les Demoiselles..", and he has a lovely pink polo that suits him very well !!...

    I haven't seen "Les Parapluies.." since a long time but the mood that reminds to me is romantic sadness, "Les Demoiselles..." has a special liberty for a musical, the story, the lyrics are not only "sweet", there is irony, and the two sisters are so gracefull ....

    For Chakiris, he is not in a gang but in a team, great difference with "West Side Story" !!



    Moon.


    The pink polo is to hide the wrinkles in his neck....and Chakiris may be in a team and no longer in the Sharks, but the choreography remains the same....

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    name='SirOllyBolly']Jean de Florette

    Manon des source

    Cyrano de Bergerac


    If you like those, you'd like Le Bossu too. Basically, if they're talking French and wearing floppy white shirts, I'm there!

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    name='penfold']The pink polo is to hide the wrinkles in his neck....and Chakiris may be in a team and no longer in the Sharks, but the choreography remains the same....


    The choregraphies are "natural" and non sophisticated, that's why I like it !!, speaking of musicals, the only ones I like......



    Victor Victoria (most a "cabaret", but a musical..)

    My Fair Lady

    Rocky Horror...

    Party Girl (as the two dance numbers by Cyd Charisse are real parts of the story)

    Sweeney Todd

    8 Femmes

    Cry Baby

    ....



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    Not a fan of many musicals - apart from 'Parapluies', Hellzapoppin', Singin' in the Rain and the James Whale/Paul Robeson Showboat. That really is about all....oh, and Rocky Horror, absolument....

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    French favourite films for me are usually fast paced or very dark/strange



    Sitcom

    Un deux trois soleil

    Diva

    Nikita

    Taxi

    Les Visiteurs

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