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The Idea to more deeply explore different cinematic cultures, directors, cinematographers, other actors, etc, through one woman - Catherine Deneuve.
The Plan to go through her entire filmography, beginning to end (with perhaps a few films left behind due to little to no accessibility), while reviewing each as I go along, & to end with a ranking of said films containing hopefully detailed reasons for placement.

Discussion of any sort is absolutely encouraged, as this will be a long haul for me & my hope is to keep enough people consistently interested to see it through. So yeah, yay.

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Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:45 pm
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Wonderful thread idea, rib :heart:

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Spectacular Spectacular

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Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:48 pm
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hahaha so retardedddd

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Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:49 pm
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Turned on.


Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:50 pm
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Cool! I'll be reading.


Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:53 pm
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Okay, this made me laugh. I have no idea why.

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Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:58 pm
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Repulsion
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Deneuve is simply magnificent in the central role, cryptic in fostering her obsession while remaining palpable in her insanity, slowly but surely staggering into a state of madness that Polanski reinforces surreally through distortions in the rooms of the desolate apartment, phantom limbs thrusting through the cracked walls, grasping her, animating her nightmare. These emotional & physical visualizations, including anxiety inducing aural tactics, are admirable points of the film, though the later scenes grow repetitious, & the carefully manufactured camera set ups and meticulous pace layer on the boredom as the film fares on, slowly outlining the disintegration of Carole’s last traces of lucidity.

Polanski indeed utilizes limited space well to convey Carole’s ever amplifying claustrophobia & paranoia, which climaxes in a scene wherein the walls seem to advance in on her, one cannot help noticing that the space is limited. At least the space in which to invent. With the last half of the film set entirely in the Ledoux’s apartment, the visual capabilities tend to run dry. I lost count of the number of times the crumbling character’s psychotic solitude is nullified by the ringing telephone, always shown in the same close-up camera angle, always unmistakenly reminding her of the world outside her head. The visual monotony is combined with a storyline that wears down rather than amps up. Although my second viewing didn't turn out entirely fruitless, Repulsion doesn't nearly comply with its curiously high level of adoration.

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Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:00 pm
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Echoes all my thoughts rewatching it tonight, expressed more eloquently than I'd be prepared to do myself. Even given its strengths, Polanski would go on to do exceptionally more interesting work of the same vein.

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Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:03 pm
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You write very well.


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I'm practicing. :oops:
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Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:05 pm
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I wonder if I still like Repulsion.


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Could see you being a fan, yeah.

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Never seen Repulsion, but I did enjoy your write-up :oops:

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I liked the part where she was all uhhhhh *lies down for a while*

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thread banner sux a lot tho

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Told trip he had until saturday, started it now anyway.

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yeah he's a piece of shit huh

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I...didn't get to make banner! I thought you were starting this on the weekend!

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Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:12 pm
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Cool thread idea!


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You write very well.

Was about to post the same thing.

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I...didn't get to make banner! I thought you were starting this on the weekend!

haha, I decided naw, but in my PM said I don't care & to take your time anyway, :P. But Andrew Ryan made one for me that I can either use for goodles (if you'd rather not make one, which would be fine) or until yours is reads.

Either way, no rush. Sorrs!

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Also,
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uh oh

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Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:15 pm
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omg

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Really good start.

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Jedi is the best.

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This is great, but I did already talk to trip first about all this & wanted to see what he could do with one, :). Imma wait for him, if he'd still like to.

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This is great, but I did already talk to trip first about all this & wanted to see what he could do with one, :). Imma wait for him, if he'd still like to.

Naw, just use that.

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ribbon wrote:
This is great, but I did already talk to trip first about all this & wanted to see what he could do with one, :). Imma wait for him, if he'd still like to.

That's quite alright.

I mean, if you want an inferior Australian product.

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Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:18 pm
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aw poor twispydoodles

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Your banner skills are on birdies level. I like this picture better though

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Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:18 pm
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Pretty.

Who knew Deneuve was in Dancer in the Dark, though? I forgot.

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I def would have made something better, but it's OK.

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Naw, just use that.

Aw, only if you're sure. I'm sorry, really was just going to wait for you, my bad for posting too soon, :(.

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I def would have made something better, but it's OK.


Doooooooo it.

We all hate Jedi anyway.

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Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:20 pm
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Fister more, though.

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Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:21 pm
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Well yeah. We've all seen the survey at this point.

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In a word, I think that, far from favoring directors’ formal inventiveness, widescreen, instead, stifles it. It is, I’m more and more persuaded, if not the only, at least the main culprit for the expressive poverty of the image today. - Eric Rohmer
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I mean, that's pretty goddamn lazy by Jedi's standards.

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shh, happiness in thread please <3uguise

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I mean, that's pretty goddamn lazy by Jedi's standards.

Only because I made a mistake on the transparency. Also, JPG instead of PNG.

Schoolboy errors, really, and I have no excuse for them.

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Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:26 pm
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:D :heart:

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Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:28 pm
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I love these threads. The completist in me claps his inner hands excitedly! Though it's gonna kill me when you have to skip over one of her films for whatever reason. :P

I may agree with you on Repulsion. It does, somehow, grow tiresome. I love the idea and attempt more than the overall execution, though I haven't seen the film since...2006, I think. So I could use a rewatch.


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Dern was that one guy!

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Great subject matter and method of doing this! I'm looking forward to reading this and commenting since mlle Deneuve is brilliant and there are still films starring her I need to see.

Repulsion stills were my first post on this forum - aww the nostalgy :P

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Love Repulsion so much that I have a poster of it in my living room. Wonderful thread idea, ribbon!


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I'm one of those people who saw Repulsion ages ago and adored it but has no reference point for present feelings.

Good luck and I hope you don't get bored of Catherine Deneuve's face.


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Nice thread(s).

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love this <3

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I hope you don't get bored of Catherine Deneuve's face.

It's so perfect it hurts, I'm just waiting for her later films to ease off the envy.

Thanks for feedback, everyone. :)

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