I have finally finished every feature film of Eric Rohmer. Some of his characters I had the privilege to see age over the course of 30 years or so. Some of them I fell in love with. Have you been smitten by any of his representatives of beauty?
Well done on the full set.
I’m very taken with Emmanuelle Chaulet as Blanche in My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, Marie Riviere as Delphine in The Green Ray and Amanda Langlet as Margot in A Summer’s Tale. What likeable protagonists Rohmer comes up with, and superb casting for their right men in My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend and The Green Ray. As a young man i could have happily settled down with any of those 3. Of course Francoise Fabian in My Night with Maud is beautiful too…and Haydée Politoff in La Collectionneuse.. and others
Marie Riviere as Delphine in The Green Ray
That drama queen? :)
^^Kate Bush was in a Rohmer film?
Currently, I’d have to go with Haydée Politoff. That may one day change.
Michele Girardon in The Baker Girl of Monceau…
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Ye don’t need the !, liam.
Delphine is a romantic idealist in search of the right man, no drama queen, not neurotic, just a bit too sensitive till her dreams are fulfilled. She may not be able to express very clearly why she’s a vegetarian in carnivorous France but her heart is good. And isn’t that ray special!? But anyway i would have hit it off fine with Blanche. Of course now i’m old and different and past it but i see them from my younger self’s viewpoint
I like ’em young. Polanski style.
I’ve only seen Summer’s Tale and Claire’s Knees (and @Kenji, I too love Margot). Rohmer made the girls in his films (from the ones that I’ve seen) as sensible-matured type while the men are somewhat lacking in integrity and very fickle minded..
..but I do love Melvil as Gaspard, he’s stupidly cute!
See My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend and The Green Ray for more likeable men who will suit and do right by Delphine and Blanche
Is it just me or did Eric Rohmer bear a striking resemblance to Henry Kane?
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I’d take him. I generally don’t like the men in Rohmer’s films but Charles’ charm works in a totally mystified level and needless to say, I’m just deeply into that kind of men, myterious and idealized. :)
From Rendezvous a Paris, the second of the four episodes, I want her for myself, forever.
This is a valuable topic, maybe forum thread of the season?
Either Maud or a slightly more stable version of Chloe.