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"I SHALL WRITE A BOOK SOME DAY ABOUT THE APPROPRIATENESS OF NAMES"

by Antoine Doinel
"I SHALL WRITE A BOOK SOME DAY ABOUT THE APPROPRIATENESS OF NAMES" by Antoine Doinel
This is a collection of short films that are all named after (or allude to) a character in the film, more often than not they are named after a female character (perhaps because these films were predominantly made by men, French men!), in many ways the films are cinematic odes to the characters/actors/people they are about … and in some cases the names have been ‘immortalized’ by the filmmakers. Geneviéve Bujold in “Geneviéve” (1964) Nadja Tesich in “Nadja in Paris” (1964) Jean-Pierre Léaud and Marie-France Pisier in “Antoine et Colette” (1962) The following films are not currently in database: MARIE-FRANCE ET VÉRONIQUE (1964) Dir: Jean… Read more

This is a collection of short films that are all named after (or allude to) a character in the film, more often than not they are named after a female character (perhaps because these films were predominantly made by men, French men!), in many ways the films are cinematic odes to the characters/actors/people they are about … and in some cases the names have been ‘immortalized’ by the filmmakers.

Geneviéve Bujold in “Geneviéve” (1964)

Nadja Tesich in “Nadja in Paris” (1964)

Jean-Pierre Léaud and Marie-France Pisier in “Antoine et Colette” (1962)

The following films are not currently in database:

MARIE-FRANCE ET VÉRONIQUE (1964) Dir: Jean Rouch – Part of the portmanteau film “La fleur de l’âge”

ANNIE (1969) Dir: Phil Niblock

L’ILYA (2000) Dir: Tomoya Sato

the list is compiled by date and is a work in progress, please feel free to suggest others:

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