Archive for Jean-Louis Trintignant

Here Hare Here

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , , on February 21, 2013 by dcairns

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What the hell’s he on about now?

I don’t know — but head over to the Daily Notebook and it might make sense. Possibly.

This week’s edition of The Forgotten.

And isn’t that Robert Ryan?

I think so.

Bacon role

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , , on November 19, 2012 by dcairns

A vampirick limerick! In which I bemoan the more anemic qualities of Tod Browning’s DRACULA. (Irish connection: Bram Stoker.)

Sunday’s cinematic moment in Dublin was our visit to the Hugh Lane art gallery where Francis Bacon’s studio has been shipped and reconstructed, down to the last paint-soaked and scrunched-up newspaper. Filmically it recalls the biopic LOVE IS THE DEVIL, of course, but there’s also a display of the artist’s movie books, each featuring images he adapted for his work. One shot of Bardot with a young and handsome Jean-Louis Trintignant seemed poignant in the light of J-LT’s recent and very welcome return to the screen. My host Paul saw the new Trintignant movie, Michael “Happy” Haneke’s AMOUR, and dubbed the director “master of the bleeding obvious.” But Paul does enjoy Haneke’s Twitter account.

Dublin City Art Gallery itself is incredibly lovely, considered just as a series of rooms.

Now back to the edit for me, and back to Edinburgh for Fiona.

The Fleeting Image #1

Posted in FILM with tags , , , on April 14, 2011 by dcairns

If you freeze Bertolucci’s THE CONFORMIST at just the right moment, Jean-Louis Trintignant’s reflection seems to merge with Dominique Sanda’s face to form a Janus-like monstrosity. Just sayin’. The effect lasts just a few frames but I still wouldn’t count on it being accidental.

Stopping the film mid-dissolve is also rewarding here, where “Bert” (as Peter O’Toole called him) mixes from a painting of a seaside scene, to the scene itself. The various objects, particularly the boat, don’t match up perfectly, but I love the way the stylised clouds seem to hover in the actual sky.

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