Tous les matins du monde
(All the Mornings of the World)
I’m currently taking a MUS101 class and we’re studying the Renaissance period (actually 400-1800), and watched this film for the first time last week in class. I thought it was pretty good. I’ve heard (and read) about some people really hating how the viol playing is synced (or not synced) and it isn’t synced, but I thought it gave the film a surreal atmosphere. Anyway, some wonderful cinematography and excellent acting by Jean-Pierre Marielle! Plus, you don’t really see a whole lot of films featuring a viol, wonderful instrument.
Anyone else here seen this? If so, what did you think of it?
I’ve seen it. Keep an eye on TCM, it’s about the only French film they play consistently (I’ve seen it two or three times on that station).
Anyway, this is one of my favourite films with Gérard Depardieu. Marielle was also nice. I agree the atmosphere was great, generally films set in the late Renaissance tend to over-do it. In any case, I thought it was a pretty moving film.
By the way, the music is Marin Marais- a truly great musician and composer.
…and what exactly is a “double english” major, by the way?
The film really spoke to me as a musician as well because my music focuses on spontaneity and improvisation, and in the film (indeed, for all music of the period), improvisation was the greatest compliment a musician could give to his audience. Plus, the idea that Colombe didn’t write any of his compositions to paper (he didn’t “deaden” the composition so to speak) struck a chord, no pun intended.
@double major: Concentrations on professional and creative writing.
Well the historical existence of that figure is somewhat in doubt but I understand what you mean.
@double major: what’s a concentration in “professional writing?” By the way, where do you study?
Yeah I realize the historical inaccuracies, but I was talking about the film itself.
Professional writing: focus on technical, persuasive writing, rhetoric – the theoretical cousin of creative writing.
“By the way, where do you study?”
Just noticed I didn’t answer this: Capital University. Columbus, OH.
I saw it in 35mm at a theatre when it opened, and I remember it vividly as a beautiful ode to creation. More than the terrific performances, more than the music, I remember how utterly quiet the film was. The theatre was about 2/3rds full and if anyone had had a pin to drop, you would have heard it.
Glad you brought up that title; I want to put it on my Netflix list.
Brilliant film—highly recommended. See Latest Update on my site.
Saw it when it first came out. It was OK, but not “great”. Nice to see Gerard and son. It was my penultimate Depardieu movie (1492: Conquest of Paradise was the end of the line for me… although I’m thinking lately I need to go back and catch up before he kicks. Any suggestions?) I studied Medieval Music and history for many years (perhaps I still am, come to think of it) and it was nice to see something about some of the wonderful and mostly forgotten music & musicians of the time.