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Saturday
Jul142012

Complete the Sentences. My Favorite French....

My favorite French movie is _________________ because ___________________ .  My favorite French actress is _____________ and she should _________________ .

You know what to do in the comments!

France is on my brain for five reasons today.

1. It's Bastille Day! Happy Bastille Day.

Tweet of the Day

2. The Tour de France is on

3. I saw Farewell My Queen (just opening in select cities) last night and it was happily excellent with a surprisingly strong lead performance from Léa Seydoux (Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Midnight in Paris) as a favored servant of the infamous Marie Antoinette (Diane Kruger, also compelling). Here's my review. Go see it if it's in your city.

NOT your average fussy costume drama

4. Speaking of ladies of Versailles, the very buzzy documentary Queen of Versailles opens next week and I hear it's a must see though I haven't musted myself all the way to any screenings yet. [Please to note: "Queen of Versailles" in this case is aspirational and takes place in Orlando, Florida]

5. France is often on my mind because they produce at least one irreplaceable movie star queen a decade (Moreau, Adjani, Huppert, Deneuve, Binoche, etcetera) and usually a dozen other amazing ladies-in-waiting, too. Vive la France!

My tweet conversations last night after seeing the movie with Will, Joe, and Andrew ... (why aren't you following me? us?)

NOW... March toward the comments and stage your own revolution for a favorite film and actress before someone gets beheaded.

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My favorite French movie is SERIE NOIRE (1979), a masterpice starring the irreplaceable, ill-fated PATRICK DEWAERE. My favorite French actress is ANNIE GIRARDOT because of her powerhouse performances back in the 1970s, when I was getting acquainted with French cinema, and she should (scatch that; let's say my second favorite French actress is ISABELLE HUPPERT).

Sorry about the digression, Nathaniel, but while we are at it, my favorite Italian movie is LA FAMIGLIA (1987) or anything by Ettore Scolla. My favorite Italian actress is SOPHIA LOREN and should probably be ANNA MAGNANI.

My favorite Spanish movie is CRIA CUERVOS / RAISE RAVENS (1976). My favorite Spanish actress if CARMEN MAURA and should be CARMEN MAURA.

July 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarcos

Marcos -- hey better more than less :)

I suppose i should complete my own sentence. My favorite French Film is TBA. Why can't I think of it? Too many to choose from? My favorite French actress is Catherine Deneuve. But i love french actresses so much I could basically make a top 50 :)

July 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNathaniel R

My favorite French film is The Soft Skin because Francoise Dorleac is in her best role. Also my favorite Truffaut. I have the OOP Tartan R2 DVD with a special Dorleac supplement. My favorite French actress is Isabelle Adjani and she should get together with me so we can French.

July 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPeter Nellhaus

My favorite French film is The 400 Blows because of Jean-Pierre Léaud's face when asked if he had ever had sexual intercourse. My favorite French actress is Catherine Denueve and she should have been nominated for Repulsion

July 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTrumpet