Sunday, November 7, 2010

ring them chimes

catherine deneuve has made many films. 109 to be exact. leave it to us to take 'belle de jour' closer to heart than all the others. i cannot blame deneuve alone. her co-star in the ballad of the bored and beautiful is the great michel piccoli. he has 223 screen cedits! ooh la la.

in a scenario such as this one, there is always a third party waiting in the shadows. director luis bunuel had the insight to cast the wild card known by the name pierre clementi. when i first saw this guy i was ready to just give in. seems he had that effect on deneuve's 'severine' too.

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