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Cinemoi [Dec. 31st, 2010|12:59 pm]
Tony Grist
Last night I watched a movie on Cinemoi- a channel that shows nothing but French films with English subtitles. I love French films simply for being French. Last night's movie- Arsene Lupin- reboots an early twentieth century pop-cultural hero and is, I suppose, the French equivalent of Christopher Nolan's Batman movies- less glossy, but considerably more sophisticated. Arsene Lupin-  gentleman thief- thwarts a royalist plot, duels with a father who had gone over to the dark side and gets hopelessly entangled with the wicked Countess Cagliostro. It's silly and mythic and lots of fun. Lupin is played by the darkly-handsome Romain Duris- an actor I'll be looking out for in future- and the Countess by the majestic and ageless Kristin Scott-Thomas. Cinemoi goes pay-to-view at the end of next month. I think I may subscribe.

[User Picture]From: calizen
2010-12-31 04:03 pm (UTC)
We have to have pay-for-view here or the reception is dreadful. If you have a French film channel, go for it! It will have your erudite nature grinning from ear to ear. And my goodness, Kristin Scott Thomas is a wonder, flowing easily between French and English films. I loved "I've Loved You So Long". I understand she now has French citizenship.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-12-31 05:25 pm (UTC)
She considers herself more French than English- and is a member of the Legion d'Honneur.
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