make sure to, definitely, Critics are on moviegoers' cases to lessen their expectations.
"it's a good movie, If you're not expecting anything" Is a motto that ought to be
painted above the doors of the multiplex, also "depart hope, All ye who kind in here" Is
carved online gates of hell. in the event of Fran Ozon's new film, 8 women, for the other hand,
Little objectives make for a pleasant surprise.
Ozon's within Sands, A reception of Charlotte Rampling in her sunset years, Was vitally lionized to
a degree I found hard to share. It seemed overrated rrn comparison to the his earlier, Better Water
Drops on burning up Rocks. removed from a play by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Water Drops on Burning
Rocks is a bet on psychosexual bridge played by two tricks, Two hustlers, Three lovers your decide
one pimp making four people total.
8 Women has very similar style. It is stagy on to the max, Art designed to a fare thee well and
punctuated with out of nowhere musical sequences. Ozon is in thrall to vintage showmanship. The
title sequence refers to the all female George Cukor comedy The Women.
can be is set in a snowbound house, A well off manor in the usa represented by a stage set daubed on
a scrim with what looks like a paint by numbers kit. To add to the illusion of nonillusion, A live
fawn nibbles takes place foliage of an evergreen. Inside this pretend chateau we locate a dead white
male, The master of the home. you can use seven suspects, All feminine; They are his family and
servants, this, shall we say, Are making tragedy well.
it may be a case for a Madame Maigret, But while in store for the eighth woman to show up, We find
out the suspects on our own. they include the daisy fresh schoolgirl
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egghead daughter Catherine (Ludivine Sagnier); The cleaning service Louise (Emmanuel B in distinct
finely turned picture of insolent servant since Emily Watson in Gosford Park); furthermore Madame
Chanel (Firmine richard), The housekeeper employing secret.
Melodrama fans will rather finger the red dressed, black haiinflammed, Madwoman aunt, Augustine
(Isabelle Huppert), A hypochondriac with a spurious heart problem. Huppert can be subtle to some
extent, But she's heavy in broad comedy. In this age of expertise, An actress as creepily subtle as
Huppert might not have it in her to be a comedian.
The deceased's mama, Mamy (Danielle Darrieux), Might be guilty who'd know superior to a mother if
her son belonged dead? How long has Darrieux been in the movies? She starred in Billy Wilder's
directorial debut, found in 1933, That's the. But the main suspect is the lady of the house, Madame
Gaby small, gamed by Catherine Deneuve.
within the eighth woman arrives, She actually is the family scandal: A pole dancer named Pierrette
(Played by the formidable Fanny Ardant). She's a chic man slayer, With Rita Hayworth's dangerous
gleaming smile and Ava Gardner's macha black eyes. Her modest striptease number reminds me of a
story I once noticed Gypsy Rose Lee. allegedly, Lee caused a experience at a fancy luncheon merely
by fiddling with the buttons of one of her gloves as she spoke. (To spell versus eachother: It
wasn't what she did around what she might do at any minute.)
Ardant's information is a showstopper, But in the cast bursts into song, Most audiences will freeze
with total embarrassment. Every member on the town has a tune. Darrieux's number is sharply moving;
This classic actress nails down the film's purpose as an elegy to disappearing glamour. Deneuve's
serenade in direction of lovelessness of her dead mate, "Toi, Jamais, Shows us the occasional
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empress, Not the ceramic figurine she was in Indochine and East/West. But the duet by the two
juveniles is sore, And B rock roll number is on a par with many French rock music that is, Bad
French rock doesn't convert well.
a major problem is that Ozon, attempting re create high style MGM, has no a choreographer of the old
school. the ladies improvise their moves, Looking as awkward as the cast did in the most up-to-date
attempt to resurrect Gene Kelly, Kenneth Branagh's well had planned but failed Love's Labour's
the film is an oddity, remember, though,but a charmer. In document, It's as juicy as those all star
Agatha Christie changes of the 1980s. It owes as much to Murder on the Orient Express as it does to
the ladies. The film is precisely glamour is the only weapon a woman has, And it becomes more
painfully hard to pull the trigger as the years go by.
Times in cinema are such that sometimes all you can ask for is a brilliant pastiche take the praise
going swimming Todd Haynes' newest film, rather than Heaven, Which undertakings to out Sirk Douglas
Sirk. So few movies today come wrapped in a mink stole and carrying a cigarette holder that 8 Women
can be forgiven for sinking into occasional clumsiness and pretty pink camp.
8 women (R; 103 minute.), moved by Fran Ozon, compiled by Ozon and Marina De Van, good play by
Robert Thomas, took pictures of by Jeanne Lapoirie and starring Fanny Ardant, Catherine Deneuve in
addition Danielle Darrieux, Opens Friday heading towards Nickelodeon in Santa Cruz.