The jewel of the genre! Delicious little slick and stylish swinging 60s pop-art porn, which manages an unexpectedly serious and (relatively) nuanced story by being so outlandishly delightful in its visual indulgences that the sex scenes seem intimate in contrast - moments of bare psychological realness in the characters' otherwise glitter-filled worlds. Smart arthouse softcore silliness. I adored it.
Everyone is talking about the set design and costumes for good reason. They are truly wonderful. I actually liked the acting between the two leads: Danièle Gaubert as Marguerite, and Nino Castelnuovo as Armand. I thought they had good chemistry together, which helped the scenes with bad dialogue. Definitely worth a watch.
Better than expected adaption of the Dumas tale 'La dame aux camelias' which thanks to a vivacious turn by Daniele Gaubert overcomes the atypical English dubbing of this Italian production. Even better is the costume and set design of Enrico Sabbatini and the music score by Piero Piccioni.
Really enjoyed both these Radley Metzger movies. Would love to see some more. They're not particularly deep, but they have a sense of freedom and fun which still feels very fresh. And while the stories aren't amazing, the sets, the costumes, the music, the cinematography, and (especially) the editing are spot on. Boredom never sets in; everything moves; there's always a new idea, something interesting to look at. B+
This film is... odd. It is dated and the messages delivered are lost on me as a part of the modern audience. Scenes fall into the uncanny valley where I recognize them as satire but do not resonate on any culture that I know. This film I am sure has an audience that could adore it, but I do not know who and I certainly do not know when.
Camille 2000 is surprisingly watchable--sensuous, funny, romantic, and yes, genuinely sexy, because the leads make an exceptionally winning and attractive couple. As a sybaritic 60's artifact, Camille braided with La Dolce Vita, it's a kick, and the playful, organ-fueled score really grows on you.