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Alain Delon - Five Film Collection (The Widow Couderc / Diabolically Yours / La Piscine / Le Gitan / Notre Histoire)
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That is the basis of this 120 minute movie. Some say it drags at times, but I am so fascinated by the gorgeous setting and characters, that the slow casual pace doesn't concern me. Even details of meals intrigue the viewer, and you'll get a good laugh from a party that is suddenly sprung upon the vacationing couple by their guest who has friends down in St Tropez... probably to put a dent in the romantic atmosphere the couple so longed for.
If you're new to Delon & Schneider, you are in for a treat. This couple has zinging electricity together on screen... off screen the two were the hottest couple in Europe during their 4-6 year engagement which ended in heart break due to their diverging budding careers.
Think of this as purchasing The Swimming Pool and with it you get 4 extra dramatic movies by one the best actors in Europe during the late 50's to 90's. Delon is one of the most handsome & talented actors of his generation. He's the "James Dean of France" who didn't die - who went on to have a full career - and Romy? she is unique unto herself.
First-up is the stylish-new-wave classic from 1960 "Plein soleil" ("Purple Noon") and directed by none other than
René Clément. What more can I say about this film, that hasn't already been said! Alain Delon gives a taut and enigmatic performance (as Tom Ripley), and he really is the epitome of "cool"; you actually kind of sympathize with him and, want him to get away with it all. Now, so many people have different opinions on what this story may actually mean, and I have mine too. Never having read the book, I can only base it on the context of the film (but I'm sure it's very faithful to the original storyline). I believe at the heart of this story: there is an assertion being made; of the symbiotic relationship between Americans (U.S. foreign policy) and sociopathic behavior. Anyway, that's how I see it!
The film had excellent production values: the lush cinematography is by master 'lensman' Henri Decaë, and with music by Nino Rota. The rest of the cast were all very good too: Maurice Ronet, Marie Laforet, etc. The DVD picture and sound quality is excellent, the film has been fully-restored. PAL format, French (English subtitles), NR 113 mins.
Our second feature is a true masterpiece of the Cinema. Michelangelo Antonioni's "L'eclisse" ("The Eclipse") is an existentialist masterwork that has been widely written/talked-about by film scholars, critics, and fans alike, since its initial release in 1962. What more can I add that hasn't already been said?Read more ›
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A classic, with strong women surrounding Delon's male figure.Published 5 days ago by Daniel Minerbi Vargas
Ha ha ...you think this going to be a sophisticated french dirty movie but it devolves into something quite unexpected and intriguing. Read morePublished 22 days ago by .fgd
Yes, Delon and Schneider are MAGNIFICENT but I am not sure this is enough. I have seen this movie many times and it gets slower every time. That being said... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Tam41
This movie completely made me fall in love with Romy and Alain, (:Published 6 months ago by Joseline
After watching, I ordered a pair of vintage Vuarnet (French) sunglasses on Ebay.
This film is epic. It catapulted Alan Delon to unimaginable stardom. Great cast. Schneider is phenomenal.Published 6 months ago by penpal
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