Most Convincing Period Films: Not Just Decor

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Re: Most Convincing Period Films: Not Just Decor

PostTue Mar 14, 2017 3:21 pm

"Barry Lyndon" seemed to me to really impress upon one the time in which it was set. The candlelight photography was brilliant.
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PostWed Mar 15, 2017 6:03 am

Totally agree. Not a false note in it.
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PostWed Mar 15, 2017 6:36 am

R Michael Pyle wrote:In my opinion the greatest period evocation ever done on film was the French 1978 production "Molière"! It showed in America as a five part TV showing on PBS. Absolutely brilliant in every sense of the word. It is literally unforgettable; and I will reckon that no one who has ever seen it has found it less than unforgettable.


You got that right. I saw it three times during its theatre run, three more times on TV (including on a French channel twice), and then the damn thing completely disappeared from sight. I'd love to get a DVD of it. An absolutely spellbinding film.

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Re: Most Convincing Period Films: Not Just Decor

PostWed Mar 15, 2017 8:43 am

Jim Roots wrote:
R Michael Pyle wrote:In my opinion the greatest period evocation ever done on film was the French 1978 production "Molière"! It showed in America as a five part TV showing on PBS. Absolutely brilliant in every sense of the word. It is literally unforgettable; and I will reckon that no one who has ever seen it has found it less than unforgettable.


You got that right. I saw it three times during its theatre run, three more times on TV (including on a French channel twice), and then the damn thing completely disappeared from sight. I'd love to get a DVD of it. An absolutely spellbinding film.

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I'm not familiar with it, but it might be on the French branch of Amazon:
https://www.amazon.fr/Moli" target="_blankère-Coffret-DVD-Jean-Daste/dp/B0006A7WA0/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1489587454&sr=8-4&keywords=Molière+1978

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PostWed Mar 15, 2017 9:22 am

At least for me, the é makes the link not work. But go to amazon.fr and search Moliere Mnouchkine and you'll find it. Unfortunately, no English subtitles.
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PostWed Mar 15, 2017 9:35 am

Lots of sub-titles on the one I linked to:

Acteurs : Jean Daste, Jacqueline Derenne, Philippe Caubère
Réalisateurs : Ariane Mnouchkine
Format : PAL, Couleur
Audio : Français (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
Sous-titres : Français, Anglais, Allemand, Espagnol, Italien
Région : Toutes les régions
Rapport de forme : 1.66:1
Nombre de disques : 2
Studio : Bel Air Classiques (Harmonia Mundi)
Date de sortie du DVD : 26 novembre 2004
Durée : 244 minutes

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PostWed Mar 15, 2017 9:58 am

Interesting, the one I looked at (let's call it the Wild Hair Edition) is from the same company but does not list any subtitles. But the one with the black cover (let's call it the Filmstrips Edition) does.
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Re: Most Convincing Period Films: Not Just Decor

PostWed Mar 15, 2017 2:22 pm

Mike Gebert wrote:At least for me, the é makes the link not work. But go to amazon.fr and search Moliere Mnouchkine and you'll find it. Unfortunately, no English subtitles.


I'm funnin' you, Mike, but in all seriousness, too, accent aigu and accent grave are different. Not that it would make any difference in your search. :lol: Molière
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Re: Most Convincing Period Films: Not Just Decor

PostWed Mar 15, 2017 6:36 pm

Just ask Egbert Sousé.
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PostThu Mar 16, 2017 6:14 am

It is very obviously a film right up Criterion's alley. Surprised they have not done it yet.

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Re: Most Convincing Period Films: Not Just Decor

PostThu Mar 16, 2017 6:19 am

Danny Burk wrote:Just ask Egbert Sousé.

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