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The Bakery Girl of Monceau (1963)
"La boulangère de Monceau" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Romance, Short  |  23 August 1996 (Japan)
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A law student regularly visits a Paris bakery to flirt with a brunette employee.

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Early new wave effort from Rohmer which was the first of his six moral tales. It concerns a young man who approaches a girl in the street, but after several days without seeing her again, he becomes involved with the girl in the local bakery. Eventually he has to choose between them when he arranges dates with them on the same day. Written by David Gibson <djg6@ukc.ac.uk>

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23 August 1996 (Japan)  »

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The Baker of Monceau  »

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Young Man: Delicious. I could eat nothing but pastries.
Jacqueline: Me too.
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Criterion DVD "The Bakery Girl of Monceau" disappointing
17 September 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I am fairly disappointed with the Criterion DVD "The Bakery Girl of Monceau". Actually, to be perfectly honest, I'm extremely disappointed. At about 53 seconds into the movie, a large speck appears at the bottom of the screen, halfway between the middle of the screen and the right edge of the screen. Whatever it is, it looks like a bunch of hair or some sort of bug, it's hard to tell which. This speck, eventually, disappears at approximately 5:14 minutes. It reappears at ± 5:31 minutes then disappears until almost the end of the movie when it reappears.

As if that wasn't bad enough, a few times during the movie, the bottom of the screen is washed out. The best way to describe it is when you're printing a negative and there is light leakage, in the enlarger, at the bottom of the negative.

My Fox Lorber copy of The Bakery Girl of Monceau, which cost a lot less than Criterion's did, does not have any specks at the bottom of the screen and has no washed out bottom edge. As much as I hate to admit it, the Fox Lorber copy, although less sharp, looks better. I bought the Criterion version of the "Six Moral Tales" because I was under the wrong impression that Criterion strives to offer a better, superior, unsurpassed product. Obviously, as I just found out, this is not the case.

I've sent 4 e-mails to Criterion about this problem and - two weeks later - nobody has bothered to reply.


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