Saturday, September 18, 2010
FILMS FOR PEOPLE WHO CAN'T BE BOTHERED TO WATCH THEM...
I've been aware of the film Claire's Knee (Le Genou de Claire) for as long as I can remember, but apart from being amused by the name, I had never felt the urge to watch it. Then a few weeks ago someone (who is unlikely to be an Eric Rohmer fan) claimed to be obsessed with my knees - both of them. That was an odd evening. Odder still was last night, when a total stranger managed to stamp on my foot in the exact place I broke it a couple of years ago. Tonight seemed the perfect time to elevate my leg and finally watch Claire's Knee.
Jean-Claude Brialy! With a beard!
Aurora's OTT Italian accent is very distracting if your French isn't up to much.
I've always wanted to go to Lake Annecy.
The dialogue between Jerome and Laura is fantastic.
Jerome only wants Claire (or her knee) because she's totally disinterested in him.
I'm not sure if the actress playing Claire is particularly bland or her character is supposed to be like that and she's a brilliant actress.
The character of Laura is wiser than, and outshines all the others.
I just realised what those perfume ads were based on.