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Rohmer est mort

Posted in FILM, literature with tags , , on January 11, 2010 by dcairns

So Like an Angel.

A Terrible Confession: I have read more novels by Sax Rohmer than I have seen films by Eric Rohmer. Nevertheless, DIE MARQUISE VON O struck me as a pitch-perfect and fascinating vision of Kleist’s story (which through some strange fluke I have read)  and I’ve been looking forward to fitting more ER works into my “screening schedule,” which is more improvisatory than perhaps it ought to be.

It’s sad that Rohmer is gone. Another survivor from that ever-more distant Golden Age.