The Umbrellas of Cherbourg by Jacques Demy

2 responses to “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg by Jacques Demy

  1. here i am, two weeks later still singing, humming certain phrases of
    le grand musique of michael legrand…
    the magic of the film consist in converting a corny, melodramatic provincial story into the poetry of imagery created by jacques demy…
    with superb natural performances by all the actors that are mimicking singing those recitative lines that defy logic and the most blatant kitsch artfully displayed in the sets, costumes, wallpaper, hairdos, vehicles, pencil-mustaches, etc…
    plus a very creative, dynamic camera work with all the right moves that take us, the viewer, dancing through the scenes…
    the rain, the languid sadness, the sense of abandonment, the letting go without completely letting go, the umbrellas of…

  2. J.J. Iuorno-Paladino

    .J. Iuorno-Paladino | September 28, 2010 at 1:42 am | Reply
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    Can’t wait until i see this unique musical film again…
    i hope to be as pleasantly surprised as when i first saw it in the mid-1960′s and it changed forever my perception of musical films …
    but then so many other films have also helped me keep on changing and understanding the odd, the bizarre, the fantastic worlds of fantasies that populate the minds of artists and creators, such as ;
    Bob Fosse’s “All that jazz”,
    ” Hedwig and the angry inch”,
    The Rocky Horror show”
    and a few et ceteras…

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