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It's hard to top a red-carpet premiere on the Champs-Elysées for glamour. But how about introducing your date afterward to two legendary French actresses by the light of the Arc de Triomphe? George Clooney made it a night to remember for Stacy Keibler in Paris on Tuesday. With his new movie The Ides of March opening across Europe, the couple first hit the red carpet together in a rainstorm, with Clooney making sure Keibler was safely inside before he mingled with the crowds. "She came with him, and he watched her step out from the car. She is amazing to »
- Peter Mikelbank
Although Paulette Dubost, who has died aged 100, appeared in far more films than the number of years she lived, most cinemagoers know her best as Lisette, the coquettish chambermaid in Jean Renoir's La Règle du Jeu (The Rules of the Game, 1939), one of cinema's masterpieces. Lisette, who attends the Marquis de la Chesnaye during a lavish weekend party at a country chateau, flirts dangerously with a poacher turned servant (Julian Carette), while her overly jealous gamekeeper husband (Gaston Modot) tries to catch them at it.
Dubost and Carette play a deliciously sly and comic cat-and-mouse game with the absurdly rigid Modot, especially during the after-dinner entertainment, a breathtaking sequence, described by the critic Richard Roud as something from "a Marx brothers film scripted by a Feydeau who suddenly acquired a tragic sense »
- Ronald Bergan
2 items from 2011
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