Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Capital Celluloid 2014 - Day 332: Sun Nov 30

The Bride Wore Black (Truffaut, 1968): Cine Lumiere, 2pm

This film is part of the Tribute to Francois Truffaut season at the Cine Lumiere. Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Despite the dedication of this 1967 film to Hitchcock and the use of his most distinguished collaborator, composer Bernard Herrmann, Francois Truffaut's first Cornell Woolrich adaptation—the second was Mississippi Mermaid—is most memorable for lyrical moods and poetic flights of fancy that don't seem especially Hitchcockian. Jeanne Moreau stalks gracefully through the film, wooing and dispatching a series of men like an avenging angel whose motivating obsession is spelled out only gradually; among her prey are Claude Rich, Jean-Claude Brialy, Michel Bouquet, Michel Lonsdale, and Charles Denner. Basically an exercice de style, and a good one at that.
Jonathan Rosenbaum

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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