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Movie Posters: Three Deneuves

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: What is it about Catherine Deneuve that prompts desecration? It sometimes seemed as though her directors needed to spoil her in order to properly venerate her. Perhaps it’s the placid opaqueness of her beauty that encouraged … Continue reading

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Notes on Recent Movies

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: If you’re like me, you don’t get around to seeing “the year’s best movies” until several months into the subsequent year. In case you’re wondering (and I doubt you are), of the 2015 releases that I’ve … Continue reading

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Ad Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Is this the closest Catherine Deneuve ever came to starring in a sci-fi opera? An ad from Women’s Wear Daily, February 9, 1971. Click on the image to enlarge.    

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Six Movie Posters for “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The French poster, by Chica, is a classic. Echoed, somewhat ineptly, in this Argentine design. The U.S. poster utilizes a couple sketch that appeared in a lot of international advertising for the movie. The American posters … Continue reading

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Manon Lescaut, Five Ways

Eddie Pensier writes: She done him so, so wrong. L’Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut is a scandalous novella written in 1731 by Abbé Antoine François Prévost. Frequently banned and censored, it’s the story of a bourgeois … Continue reading

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