Sunday, February 27, 2011

Pagan Sphinx Entertainment Highlight

  


directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
France
2004

I love the Jeunet/Caro collaborations Delicatessen and The City of Lost Children. The film , Amélie
starring  the sweet and evocative Audrey Tautou, was a huge hit among everyone I know when it first premiered. I don't know why it took me so long but I finally got around to seeing her in A Very Long Engagement.  I loved the film and was pleasantly surprised to see one of my favorite American actors, Jodi Foster, in a rare, French-speaking role.  I usually don't pay much attention to the private lives of actors but I once saw Jodie Foster interviewed (Charlie Rose?) where she spoke about having attended Le Lycee Francais in Los Angeles, CA , where all the subjects were taught in French. She later graduated magna cum laude from Yale, with a degree in English literature. A brainy woman!

Unfortunately, the only clip I've run across of Foster's role in A Very Long Engagement, is of a love scene which is taken out of context and therefore looks rather tawdry. But here is a still of Jodie Foster, from the movie. 




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6 comments:

  1. Wow! I would like to give this a try. Thanks for this.

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  2. I haven't seen this one yet either but I loved Delicatessen and Amelie. City of Lost Children gets its own sentence because it's one of my all-time favorite films. Since you've recommended "A Very Long Engagement' I will put it on our rental list.

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  3. thanks for the tip!





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  4. Saw this in the cinema when it first came out. Great film. Must see it again.

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  5. It's a wonderful cinematic story. I got such a kick out of watching Jodie Foster in it, speaking French!

    Thanks all of you, for your comments!

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  6. I like anything with Jodi Foster in it. She's quite selective about what she chooses to act in.

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