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  1. Andrew Esson's rating of the film Jean Taris, Swimming Champion

    Le deuxième film de Jean Vigo est en partie un hommage au champion de natation français Jean Taris mais surtout comme une expérience sur les possibilités de la photographie sous-marine.

  2. OldGermanCurrency's rating of the film Jean Taris, Swimming Champion

  3. Philippe Lajède's rating of the film Jean Taris, Swimming Champion

  4. Teona Gal's rating of the film Jean Taris, Swimming Champion

    watch it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTtMfH08b30

  5. Richard Tines's rating of the film Jean Taris, Swimming Champion

    I'm new to Vigo, but here he takes a standard paycheck opportunity and uses it to experiment with form and style. Boring, tbh, until the director throws away the script (a standard documentary/swimming lesson) and uses the camera to film the body electric,

  6. Nachtreich's rating of the film Jean Taris, Swimming Champion

    Evitabile per chiari motivi.

  7. Richmond Hill's rating of the film Jean Taris, Swimming Champion

    Re: Vigo. Ah, the canonisation an early death can bring with promise unfulfilled and a resultant small body of work where relatively modest efforts are elevated to an overburdened scrutiny and status undeserved. It's interesting with such cases the funnelling effect this can have, perhaps bearing out our yearning for tragedy with a romanticisation of an (heroic) life terminated and the yearning for more unassuaged.

  8. Aardsy's rating of the film Jean Taris, Swimming Champion

  9. B o g d a n's rating of the film Jean Taris, Swimming Champion

  10. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film Jean Taris, Swimming Champion

    Even less substantial than A Propos de Nice, this one has more interesting technique, but again, nothing else of worth.

  11. Ethan's rating of the film Jean Taris, Swimming Champion

    Who knew swimming was this interesting?

  12. Marc St-Cyr (Death cinéphilia)'s rating of the film Jean Taris, Swimming Champion

  13. suede's rating of the film Jean Taris, Swimming Champion

    7/10. Charming. Includes footage of the odd, forgotten "trudgen" and "over-arm" strokes, which I'd never even heard of as a competitive swimmer. Lacks the majestic butterfly /dolphin style, which was yet to be developed in the 1930s.

  14. DSPRKY's rating of the film Jean Taris, Swimming Champion

    I did not know there were so many strokes. Very interesting!

  15. Lynch/Fellini's rating of the film Jean Taris, Swimming Champion

    Never in a million years would I have thought that I'd be as interested in a how to video as I was in this one. Brilliant filmmaking!

  16. WhatsUpWill's rating of the film Jean Taris, Swimming Champion

    Was anyone else doing slow motion in the 1930s?

  17. AKFilmFan's rating of the film Jean Taris, Swimming Champion

    Interesting "swimming lesson" and profile of the swimming champion has great cinematic devices used by Vigo.

  18. Harry Rossi's rating of the film Jean Taris, Swimming Champion

    The post below me pretty much hits the nail on the head. Pretty standard subject matter but Vigo's style is so wonderful, it makes the film worth watching. And once again Vigo's slow motion shots are impeccably ingenious and beautiful.

  19. Matthew_Lucas's rating of the film Jean Taris, Swimming Champion

    Jean Vigo brings his trademark visual inventiveness and wry humor to this otherwise straightforward sports doc showing off the various techniques of Olympic swimmer Jean Taris.

  20. Dale Wittig's rating of the film Jean Taris, Swimming Champion

    Taris, roi de l'eau was Jean Vigo's second film and is often counted as a secondary effort, but, given the brief duration of his career, one must cherish every bit that he manged to produce. With his usual collaborator, Boris Kaufman, behind the camera and the sexily athletic Jean Taris swimming before it, Vigo constructs a film of constant invention and grace, built around unexpected variation of repeated effects.