Archive for January 6, 2011

The Bluebeard of Happiness

Posted in FILM with tags , , , on January 6, 2011 by dcairns

No sooner have I finished typing my new year’s resolution to catch up on more films by the late Chabrol, than CineMoi, a cable channel devoted to French movies, runs LANDRU, the avuncular M. Chabrol’s black comedy treatment of the infamous Bluebeard case. Now, I don’t pay for CineMoi at present, due to the habitual tightfistedness of the Scot, and the man who isn’t too sure where the next paycheque is coming from, but it’s free for two months, as a special promotion, although my cable provider is sabotaging that by assigning it such a low bandwidth that every movie looks like a broken mosaic viewed by a myopic housefly.

Despite this considerable handicap, the movie shines, and so I decided to stretch a point and feature it, as a less-celebrated Chabrol, as the subject of this week’s edition of The Forgotten.