dimanche, août 07, 2011

French nouvelle vague has never been my tasse de thé, apart from Louis Malle, who wasn't accepted by the nouvelle vague guerilla, even if he was pioneering it. My favorite movie from the French sixties is called « Les Grandes Gueules » (1965) directed by Robert Enrico, with Bourvil (also a singer), Lino Ventura, Michel Constantin amongst others. It was shot near the Gérardmer lake in the Vosges mountains, where we spent a few days; it is a story about wood.

Paul Newman shot a brilliant film close to « Les Grandes Gueules » in 1970, the fabulous « ‪Sometimes a Great Notion‬ ». Also a film about wood and the people who work in that industry. If you have a chance to see these two exceptional films, don't miss them. I hope that there is an English version of « Les Grandes Gueules » (the loudmouths); both films should be seen together.