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Voluptuous Vessel: Catherine Deneuve

Post by ribbon » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:45 am

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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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Re: Voluptuous Vessel: Catherine Deneuve

Post by Stu » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:46 am

giggity
Wonderful thread idea, rib :heart:
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Post by Fist » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:48 am

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Spectacular Spectacular
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Post by ribbon » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:49 am

hahaha so retardedddd
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Post by Epistemophobia » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:50 am

Turned on.
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Post by elixir » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:53 am

Cool! I'll be reading.
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Post by Mysterious F. » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:58 am

Magic Fister wrote:Spectacular Spectacular
Okay, this made me laugh. I have no idea why.
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Re: Voluptuous Vessel: Catherine Deneuve

Post by ribbon » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:00 am

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Repulsion
directed by roman polanski, 1965
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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Post by Fist » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:03 am

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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Post by Epistemophobia » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:04 am

You write very well.
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Post by ribbon » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:05 am

I'm practicing. :oops:
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Post by Epistemophobia » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:06 am

I wonder if I still like Repulsion.
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Post by ribbon » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:07 am

Could see you being a fan, yeah.
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Post by Stu » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:08 am

Never seen Repulsion, but I did enjoy your write-up :oops:
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Post by Fist » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:09 am

I liked the part where she was all uhhhhh *lies down for a while*
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Post by Fist » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:09 am

thread banner sux a lot tho
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Post by ribbon » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:10 am

Told trip he had until saturday, started it now anyway.
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Post by Fist » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:11 am

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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Post by Andrew Ryan » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:12 am

Cool thread idea!
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Post by JediMoonShyne » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:13 am

Epistemophobia wrote:You write very well.
Was about to post the same thing.
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Post by ribbon » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:14 am

Trip wrote: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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Post by ribbon » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:15 am

uh oh

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Post by Trip » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:16 am

omg
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Post by Trip » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:16 am

Really good start.
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Post by Stu » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:17 am

Jedi is the best.
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Post by ribbon » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:17 am

JediMoonShyne wrote:Also,
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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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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.
Naw, just use that.
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Post by JediMoonShyne » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:18 am

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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Post by Fist » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:18 am

aw poor twispydoodles
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Post by Andrew Ryan » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:18 am

JediMoonShyne wrote:Also,
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Your banner skills are on birdies level. I like this picture better though
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Post by JediMoonShyne » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:19 am

Pretty.

Who knew Deneuve was in Dancer in the Dark, though? I forgot.
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Post by Trip » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:19 am

I def would have made something better, but it's OK.
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Post by ribbon » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:19 am

Trip wrote: 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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Post by Fist » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:20 am

Trip wrote:I def would have made something better, but it's OK.
Doooooooo it.

We all hate Jedi anyway.
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Post by JediMoonShyne » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:21 am

Fister more, though.
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Post by Fist » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:22 am

Well yeah. We've all seen the survey at this point.
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Post by Trip » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:23 am

I mean, that's pretty goddamn lazy by Jedi's standards.
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Post by ribbon » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:23 am

shh, happiness in thread please <3uguise
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Post by JediMoonShyne » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:26 am

Trip wrote: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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Post by Trip » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:28 am

:D :heart:
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Post by Derninan » Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:38 am

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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Post by Trip » Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:40 am

Dern was that one guy!
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Post by Leda » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:25 pm

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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Post by La Spectatrice Deviante » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:48 pm

Love Repulsion so much that I have a poster of it in my living room. Wonderful thread idea, ribbon!
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Post by Circus Freak » Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:03 pm

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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Post by Colonel Kurz » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:31 pm

Nice thread(s).
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Post by Philosophe rouge » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:59 pm

love this <3
Everything around me is evaporating. My whole life, my memories, my imagination and its contents, my personality - it's all evaporating. I continuously feel that I was someone else, that I felt something else, that I thought something else. What I'm attending here is a show with another set. And the show I'm attending is myself. Fernando Pessoa

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Post by ribbon » Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:56 pm

Circus Freak wrote: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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