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Maigret - Set 2
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on December 24, 2013
As a teenager in the sixties I was a fanatical viewer of the old BBC-TV series of "Maigret" starring Rupert Davies (allegedly Georges Simenon's personal favourite of the many actors who portrayed his famous creation) and featuring Ron Grainer's unforgettable theme music. Through the years I have collected and read countless Maigret's and loved them all: gripping psychological portraits of all aspects of French crime and its participants. They are unique crime novels by an incredibly prolific writer. This French series is remarkably faithful to the original books and I think Simenon would very much have liked Bruno Cremer as his pipe smoking, methodical and likeable policeman. The art directors have certainly worked overtime in creating the look of the 50's; mainly filmed in the Czech and Slovak Republics. I highly recommend this series to readers of Simenon who appreciate thoughtful and probing crime dramas. There is little violence; just good old-fashioned plotting and character study. Obviously some episodes are better than others but I suggest you absorb some slow moments to appreciate the excellent overall results. This series is also a good primer for those who haven't read any Maigret novels. Go online now and search the second-hand/antiquarian bookshops. You won't be disappointed by Simenon's brilliant works.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on August 20, 2013
I do love Bruno Bremer, the pipe-smoking detective's version of Maigret.
His quiet, studied approach, his non-committal attitude, waiting for
the facts to clarify his decision before nailing the criminal.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 15, 2013
This set of shows equals the high quality of the first set. One of the earliest in this set has Terrence Ford, Harrison's brother, as a principal actor. Cremer is outstanding as usual. Some of the things that French television can get away with, compared even to the US, can be a bit surprising. If one can follow the French, one can pick up a good deal more than comes thru the English subtitles.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 9, 2013
Enjoyed all of this series. Plots are well constructed, little or non graphic violence evoking thought provoking solutions. Great practice for improving one's French.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 25, 2014
Maigret Set #2 contains 6 DVDs and includes: Maigret at the Majestic, Maigret on Trial, Maigret's Patience, Maigret and the Man on the Bench, Maigret and the Reluctant Witness, and Maigret and the Ghost. The subtitles help if you don't speak French or are hearing impaired.
I picked this set because I enjoyed Maigret Set #1 so much. Bruno Cremer does an excellent job of playing Maigret. He does remind me of Sherlock Holmes with the pipe and the anaytical process of thinking. I really enjoyed "Maigret and the Man on the Bench", because I saw the man on the bench, but I wondered how this all will fit together into a crime and then how it will all turn out. It was so cleverly done.
There is nothing I did not like about the DVDs or the stories. However, It would be nice to have a video section on the life and times of the writer George Simenon.
I would recommend this video to anyone interested in detective stories, especially the analytical detective style, the 1950's in France, or just likes a good story "probably loosely" based on facts. Also, If you understand French, I think you would also really enjoy this series.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on May 19, 2013
The acting in this series is well-done and overcomes some shortcomings on the screen adaptations. There is a certain redundancy to the story lines.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on August 29, 2013
The picture seems to have been cropped with what we see on the screen overly large As such we miss much of the scene and paysage.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on May 3, 2013
I love it too and to cut a long story short I would give the same excellent mark for all the episodes to come.
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on May 14, 2014
Having watch sets one through seven so far, I can say the quality of the stories are great and I look forward to the last two with anticipation.
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on March 9, 2014
A much needed version of Georges Simenon in the vernacular, so to speak. Subtitles are a little odd but then you'll be speaking French by the end anyway so who needs 'em?
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