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Criterion Collection: La Dolce Vita | Blu-ray Review

21 October 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

“The most miserable life is better, believe me, than an existence protected by a society where everything’s organized and planned for and perfect,” says Steiner (Alain Cuny), Marcello’s (Marcello Mastroianni) only friend with seemingly any moral fiber or family values in the Rome of upper-class debauchery in which they surf throughout Federico Fellini’s groundbreaking critical masterpiece on the vacuous Roman high-life of the late 50s, La Dolce Vita. Steiner’s fleeting suggestion stands as an epiphanic thesis of Marcello’s own internal struggle to find love and stability while carrying out a career in journalism that takes him gallivanting with royalty and movie stars throughout all the ancient and newly minted quarters of Rome. The final frames of the film featuring Paola’s (Valeria Ciangottini) subtle glance to the audience suggest that in this new hodge-podge of old and evolving culture, only the innocence of youth has »

- Jordan M. Smith

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A Look Back at the Cannes Palme D’Or Winners from the 60s: ‘A Man and a Woman’

30 May 2014 5:23 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

A Man and a Woman (Un homme et une femme)

Written by Pierre Uytterhoeven

Directed by Claude Lelouch

France, 1966

In a driving scene roughly thirty minutes into A Man and a Woman, the host on a station playing from the car radio says, “I can tell you right away that the weather forecast is rainy. There’ll be rain all over France.” He’s certainly not wrong, as Claude Lelouch’s Cannes prize-winner might be the drizzliest film ever made, with light rain, or at least overcast skies, pervading as backdrop for most of its exterior scenes; even those without have either snow or the dimming light of dusk to encourage its characters to bundle up. It’s a film where the warmth of an emerging romance happens amid perpetual chill – Baby, It’s Cold Outside was apparently not a working title.

A widowed man (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and a widowed »

- Josh Slater-Williams

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What Movie Was Don Watching on 'Mad Men' Last Night?

28 April 2014 8:42 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

"Mad Men" loves a good arthouse film reference, and in the disorienting opening frames of last night's "Field Trip," the series dropped one of its most puzzling cinematic name-checks to date. Up until the gut-punch of the episode's final moments, Don Draper had nothing better to do than go to a matinee in the middle of the day. So what was he watching last night? The folks at Film School Rejects are on the case: the clip was from Jacques Demy's 1969 "Model Shop." The parallels between the film and Don's state of mind are on-the-nose. This was the only American film ever to be made by the "Umbrellas of Cherbourg" director, and it stars Anouk Aimee as a French divorcee adrift in Los Angeles (how very Megan) opposite Gary Lockwood's floundering architect on the verge of existential despair. (Fun fact: Back in season four, Don and Lane Pryce »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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What Movie Was Don Watching on 'Mad Men' Last Night?

28 April 2014 8:42 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

"Mad Men" loves a good arthouse film reference, and in the disorienting opening frames of last night's "Field Trip," the series dropped one of its most puzzling cinematic name-checks to date. Up until the gut-punch of the episode's final moments, Don Draper had nothing better to do than go to a matinee in the middle of the day. So what was he watching last night? The folks at Film School Rejects are on the case: the clip was from Jacques Demy's 1969 "Model Shop." The parallels between the film and Don's state of mind are on-the-nose. This was the only American film ever to be made by the "Umbrellas of Cherbourg" director, and it stars Anouk Aimee as a French divorcee adrift in Los Angeles (how very Megan) opposite Gary Lockwood's floundering architect on the verge of existential despair. (Fun fact: Back in season four, Don and Lane Pryce »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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‘Mad Men’ Recap: What Don Draper Has In Common With a 1960s Art Film

28 April 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

French filmmaker Jacques Demy hit it big with his 1964 musical, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, garnering a Palme’ d’Or, a handful of Oscar noms, and even a name-drop on Mad Men a few years back. And because Hollywood was poaching foreign talent even back in the ’60s, Demy was brought stateside to make his first (and only) American film: Model Shop. It did not do well. Demy’s mainstream success came from French people breaking out into sudden song and dance, and Model Shop contained precisely none of those things. Instead, it was about a young man named George (Gary Lockwood) on the brink of physical and existential disaster. He soon loses his car to a couple of repo men, and he loses his freedom to a Vietnam draft notice that’s just arrived in the mail. And so George floats around La when he stumbles upon Lola (Anouk Aimée), a French model and the protagonist of »

- Adam Bellotto

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Essential Jacques Demy

24 April 2014 11:57 AM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 22, 2014

Price: Blu-ray/DVD Combo $124.95

Studio: Criterion

French director Jacques Demy launched his glorious feature filmmaking career in the Sixties, a decade of astonishing invention in his national cinema. He stood out from the crowd of his fellow New Wavers, however, by filtering his self-conscious formalism through deeply emotional storytelling. Fate and coincidence, doomed love, and storybook romance surface throughout his films, many of which are further united by the intersecting lives of characters who either appear or are referenced across titles.

Six of Demy’s films are collected in The Essential Jacques Demy. Ranging from musical to melodrama to fantasia, all are triumphs of visual and sound design, camera work, and music, and they are galvanized by the great stars of French cinema at their centers, including Anouk Aimée (8 1/2), Catherine Deneuve (Belle de Jour), and Jeanne Moreau (Jules and Jim).

The six works here, made »

- Laurence

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Colcoa Opening Night in Los Angeles Fetes Director Claude Lelouch

22 April 2014 11:08 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

City of Lights, City of Angels -- Los Angeles' premier French film festival, and surely one of the biggest Francophile fests this side of Cannes -- sure knows how to throw a party. The line was out the door Monday evening at the DGA Theater on Sunset Boulevard as ticket-holders eagerly awaited Colcoa's opening night gala, a lavish fete followed by a screening of Claude Lelouch's "We Love You, You Bastard," a quaint French family drama that juggles romance, melodrama and mystery with the help of an eclectic acting ensemble.Lelouch, 76, is the tireless French director of 44 films including, most notably, "A Man and a Woman," the 1966 heart-clutching romance starring New Wave titans Anouk Aimee and Jean-Louis Trintignant, which won the Cannes Palme d'Or and took two Oscars including Best Foreign Language Film. With "We Love You, You Bastard," Lelouch proudly wears his particular brand of earnest, middle-of-the-road dramedies. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Beauty Break: Happy International Women's Day!

8 March 2014 7:24 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

But, let's be honest: that's kinda every day here at the Film Experience. Therefore I have nothing special planned for it. Sorry bout it. I'd list my single favorite actress from every country but who got time for that? Instead a shout out to international readers and please enjoy these pictures of Anouk Aimée, Nicole Kidman, Maggie Cheung & Zhang Ziyi, Monica Vitti, Melanie Lynskey & Kate Winslet and more after the jump...

Tell us which actresses you'd like as cinematic ambassador from your country (or State)!

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- NATHANIEL R

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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

8 February 2014 6:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

(Jacques Demy, 1964, StudioCanal)

One of the enduring attractions of the French New Wave is what is now thought of as Jacques Demy's seaside trilogy – three bittersweet musical films on the themes of love, loss and life not turning out the way you expect it to, all with recurring characters and taking place in ports on the Atlantic coast. All three are designed by Demy's school friend Bernard Evein with music by Michel Legrand.

The first, Lola (1961), Demy's directorial debut, is a cleverly patterned fairytale set in his native Nantes and stars Anouk Aimée as a golden-hearted nightclub prostitute reunited with her former love and is stunningly shot in black and white by key nouvelle vague cameraman Raoul Coutard.

The other two, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and Les Demoiselles de Rochefort (1967), are both in imaginatively used colour and pay homage to the Hollywood musical, most especially the films of Vincente Minnelli and Stanley Donen, »

- Philip French

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'La Dolce Vita' (1960) - Best Movies #1

22 January 2014 9:19 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I first watched Federico Fellini's 1960 film, La Dolce Vita, just over five years ago and with this week marking what would have been the filmmaker's 94th birthday I've chosen La Dolce Vita as the debut film in my Best Movies feature. Not because I believe it to be his best (though it certainly is one of the best), but largely because I've had the urge to watch it again ever since learning Paramount has finally been granted exclusive rights to the film, prompting me to hope it will finally receive a domestic Blu-ray release sometime soon. Captured in lovely black-and-white, Otello Martelli's cinematography lives up to the literal translation of the film's title -- "the sweet life" -- while the narrative focuses on a character living a life more empty than "sweet". Marking the first time Marcello Mastroianni and Fellini would work together, Mastroianni plays Marcello Rubini, a »

- Brad Brevet

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Trailers from Hell: Larry Karaszewski on Jacques Demy's Ode to 1968 Los Angeles, 'Model Shop'

20 January 2014 11:05 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

To Live and Shake and Die in La! kicks off this week at Trailers from Hell, with screenwriter Larry Karaszewski introducing Jacques Demy's first American production, "Model Shop."Shot a year after his homage to Hollywood musicals, "The Young Girls of Rochefort," "Model Shop" stars Gary Lockwood, just coming off of 2001: A Space Odyssey. But the real star of Model Shop is La itself; the film is a veritable time capsule of the city in the late sixties (Demy had wanted to title the film “Los Angeles-1968″). As Lockwood’s star-crossed lover, Anouk Aimée reprises her title role from Demy’s bittersweet romance, 1961′s Lola. »

- Trailers From Hell

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