I really have to see this, and I hardly ever go to the pictures any more for fear of running amok up and down the aisle confiscating noisy sweets, drinks and popcorn, and decapitating talkers. Hell might generally be other people, but all seven circles join together at the Showcase.
I recently had an inexplicable I-Tunes disaster where I managed to delete my entire library. Call me a Big Old Gay, but Piaf was the first CD I put back. I can't get out of the house without hearing A Quoi Ca Sert L'Amour.
I saw it at the weekend and really enjoyed it. Gerard Depardieu is hardly in it long enough to get anything out. I was alarmed to see his 'companion' in the movie had my 'look' from the late 80s. Pin set wave and all.
It's very sad and jumps back and forth in time, I think to show that even though Edith 'makes it', she never finds happiness and to show the irony of the title.
It is a very, very good film, but I found the jumping back and forward in time a little too distracting. It made Marion Cottilard shine - she really is fantastic - as she was the only 'constant' throughout the film. We didn't really get to know the other characters, and I'm still a little confused on the narrative.
That said, the music and styling were lavish and stunning.
Post by francopopfille on Mar 9, 2008 20:02:30 GMT
I got the DVD once I came back from Paris, Marion Cotillard was all over the place for winning at the Oscars and the Césars. It's a very good film, Marion is fantastic and it's a really lovely-looking film but I did think it was a bit selective in the biography. Obviously to fit into time constraints it has to be, but it kind of glossed over some of the less complimentary bits eg:
I was watching Un Long Dimanche de Fiançailles this morning, and Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard actually says the line "Je ne regret rien".
Even though I started the thread, I never came back to it to say what I thought. I agree with Adrian - the period shifts were confusing, but it was totally held together by Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard's performance. She was flawless, even if the film wasn't.
I just saw this last night. I enjoyed it but I hadnt a clue what was going on half the time. The gorgeous boxer was lovely but I couldnt figure out who he was when she met him for dinner in New York- had we seen him already?
And have to sat Titine really is the best name for a French whore at the turn of the century.