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  1. FISCHER's rating of the film The Love Life of the Octopus

    Une réelle fascination gluante ! www.cinefiches.com

  2. panagiotatos's rating of the film The Love Life of the Octopus

    8/10. excellent documentary, it succeeds in depicting the sexual life of the octopus and the several stages until the birth of the newborn. Eerie sound effects and the narrator's style and voice are very appropriate to this theme.

  3. cin-e-phile22's rating of the film The Love Life of the Octopus

    Interesting and beautifully filmed all the way to the end.Repulsive at times.An equally unsettling piece of electronic music by Pierre Henry accompanies.

  4. Chihao Tsang's rating of the film The Love Life of the Octopus

    Pretty cool, love science! Nice documentary about the Octopuses

  5. Cependant's rating of the film The Love Life of the Octopus

  6. Nachtreich's rating of the film The Love Life of the Octopus

  7. Tibulle85's rating of the film The Love Life of the Octopus

    En 1967, Painlevé revient à l'une de ses premières amours avec ces pieuvres, plus lovecraftiennes que jamais! Si la couleur, les commentaires et la musique rajoutent bien une dimension psychédélique par rapport au court des années 20, le tout s'avère néanmoins redondant avec la proposition précédente. Mais le film se conclut sur la vision d'une "guirlande de larves" et une éclosion à couper le souffle (+1 star)!

  8. Zineu Simionato's rating of the film The Love Life of the Octopus

  9. her wavelength's rating of the film The Love Life of the Octopus

    magical. like all hamon & painlevé films.

  10. DrFirestone's rating of the film The Love Life of the Octopus

    Brief, but informative and relaxing. Great music by Pierre Henry. Definitely worth spending 14 minutes of our time.

  11. elizabeth l・'s rating of the film The Love Life of the Octopus

  12. noemi's rating of the film The Love Life of the Octopus

    the dream-like mating of octopuses.

  13. captainfez's rating of the film The Love Life of the Octopus

  14. David Eldridge's rating of the film The Love Life of the Octopus

    In an age of over-hyped documentaries this piece, made so long ago with such basic tools - including some excellent spooky 1960s synth work - seemed to convey at least as much if not more about its subject than we can do with all our technology and know-how. How nice to be able to be calmly reflective simultaneously with a very effective media learning experience. You won't have an epileptic episode watching this!

  15. LauraPalmer's rating of the film The Love Life of the Octopus

    'There is no official, privileged position for that'.

  16. BUSTER TIERNEY's rating of the film The Love Life of the Octopus

    La pieuvre de Painlevé ou l'expérience psychédélique ! Cet être étrange semble ainsi (avec la musique de Pierre Henry) plus extra-terrestre que marin, comme, parfois, les femmes chez Timtim...

  17. Stefan Drees's rating of the film The Love Life of the Octopus

    A fine documentary with music by Pierre Henry.

  18. Ludovic72's rating of the film The Love Life of the Octopus

    La pieuvre, animal psychédélique ? Non seulement ces séquences se déroulent en 1967, mais Jean Painlevé les agrémente de la musique expérimentale et bizarroïde de Pierre Henry, et il les commente comme s'il s'agissait d'une drôle de séance underground. Et puis, il insiste beaucoup sur les tentacules, qui font... des trucs spéciaux. Et quand les œufs se vrillent et tournent, ils ne seraient pas sous l'emprise du LSD ?

  19. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film The Love Life of the Octopus

  20. lIZUKA's rating of the film The Love Life of the Octopus

    Octopuses are known for changing colour when expressing emotions -> the most honest creatures, indeed.

  21. Renton47's rating of the film The Love Life of the Octopus

    Octopi are here treated as alien life-forms, grotesque and oddly beautiful, rendered foreign and unfathomable by Henry's phenomenal score. Interesting to consider the way Painleve and Hamon stylise each animal, and octopi are given an appropriately ominous tone. Remarkable footage.

  22. HSBilly's rating of the film The Love Life of the Octopus

    wueeeee.... i never thought octopus can be this cute

  23. Jesse Furgurson's rating of the film The Love Life of the Octopus

    Refreshing to see a nature doc as palpably weirded out by octopi as I am.

  24. i hate movies's rating of the film The Love Life of the Octopus

    okay i just want to be clear that as someone who is terrified of octopi this was the most horrific and beautiful thing ever filmed basically.

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