Claude Chabrol

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Re: Claude Chabrol 1930-2010

#76 Post by prokosch » Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:18 pm

colinr0380 wrote:prepared to commit to the ' throwing yourself in at the deep end' opportunities to work . . . in Canada
I'm curious: what did he film in Canada?

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Re: Claude Chabrol 1930-2010

#77 Post by antnield » Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:50 pm


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Re: Claude Chabrol

#78 Post by James » Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:05 pm

david hare wrote:Am I the only person who didn't get (let alone like) Fille coupee a Deux?
Wait a tic, I thought I was the only one who really liked it!

R.I.P. La cérémonie is one of the best movies ever made and hopefully he'll continue his prolific career wherever he goes.

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Re: Passages

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Re: Claude Chabrol

#80 Post by Richard--W » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:53 pm

How sad for us there won't be a new Claude Chabrol film every year. He was a refined and sophisticated storyteller who always appealed to the intelligence of his audience. Once you become attuned to Chabrol's style, his films are emotionally gripping. I've made quite a study of his work over the years. I have all the available DVDs. I wish the transfers were better quality on most of them. I find it interesting that his career started with, and was sustained by, private money. He got to make the films he wanted in the way he wanted because there was no committee telling him what to do or judging the value of him. If Chabrol had been dependent on the Horowitz organization in Beverly Hills, for example, he would never have had a career in the first place.


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Re: Claude Chabrol

#81 Post by MichaelB » Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:21 pm

Richard--W wrote:I find it interesting that his career started with, and was sustained by, private money.
Jean Renoir was the same (or very similar), as I recall- he funded his first films by selling his dad's paintings, but he always kept the empty frame to remind him of what he'd sacrificed for his career.

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Re: Claude Chabrol

#82 Post by tavernier » Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:17 pm

domino harvey wrote:PIcked up the Canadian disc of Bellamy off eBay...I wouldn't hold my breath for an American release, especially in this market.
The new IFC release has a solid transfer and includes an hour-long making-of feature that's worth the price of admission by itself.

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Re: Claude Chabrol

#83 Post by domino harvey » Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:40 pm

Sweet, thanks for the heads-up. I had no idea it was getting a stateside DVD release!

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Re: Claude Chabrol

#84 Post by domino harvey » Wed May 11, 2011 7:03 pm

Pathfinder released two Chabrol films in March, one for the first time anywhere subbed-- the Twist and Just Before Nightfall

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Re: Claude Chabrol

#85 Post by NABOB OF NOWHERE » Thu May 12, 2011 4:22 am

For completists only perhaps but Quiet Days in Clichy is out on blu
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Re: Claude Chabrol

#86 Post by domino harvey » Sun May 15, 2011 9:32 am

There's a book-length collection of interviews conducted with Chabrol shortly before his death that sounds absolutely amazing, for the French speakers among us. Here's a translated review from the Cahiers blog

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Re: Claude Chabrol

#87 Post by knives » Fri May 20, 2011 10:25 pm

domino harvey wrote:Knives, you should wax color in the Chabrol thread, we could use some new blood
Okay, though I'm afraid I don't have much to offer. Thus far I've basically been limited to the Kino set and Cry of the Owl so it's been hard to see any colours beyond brown, black, and the occasional red so you can only imagine the level I was stunned by the clean print of The Ceremony which makes me all the more wish his films would get better editions. What really is interesting about this use of colour is that it's not any sort of colour coding and not really used for emotional explanation as most uses of colour are. It's fairly close to that later thing, but the difference is the lack of highlight and connection to emotion. It was almost Kubrickian, but dependent on light rather than actually accentuation if that makes sense.

The most shocking use of this is the climax where I don't think anything changed so I believe this was caused only by lighting, but the whites are so strongly highlighted as to give it a nastier and more disturbing edge. By nothing being actually changed to the best of my knowledge (it would be a wonderfully smart assed move if he did replicate the set in white) everything becomes grounded to the past, but instead of bringing reality or calm to the scene it makes all the past scenes creepier and more disturbing. Each flash of the muzzle is like watching the whole film again and while this would come across even if the transfer looked as much like shit as Chabrol's other available movies we'd get that. The difference here is that it makes for more specific recollections.

What I was immediately reminded of with that climax was the use of green throughout (it's really more of a blue, but green seems to be the emotion) that's rather invisible throughout so I may be making this up, but the colour haunts the film like a ghost and seems to be like the teevee a symbol of Bonnaire's past. The colour in memory becomes like a bacteria eating away at the film. I'm sure when I see it again and am looking for the colours more closely I'll be more eloquent and thought out, but here's my first impressions I guess.

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Re: Claude Chabrol

#88 Post by Hopscotch » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:49 am

Am I misremembering, or was The Cry of the Owl unavailable on Netflix and fetching high prices on amazon for a while there? If so, that's no longer the case. Looking forward to seeing Chabrol tackle Highsmith.

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Re: Claude Chabrol

#89 Post by Der Müde Tod » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:12 am

Hopscotch wrote:Am I misremembering, or was The Cry of the Owl unavailable on Netflix and fetching high prices on amazon for a while there? If so, that's no longer the case. Looking forward to seeing Chabrol tackle Highsmith.
Netflix is streaming Jamie Thraves' version of The Cry of the Owl right now, not Chabrol's.

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Re: Claude Chabrol

#90 Post by Hopscotch » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:23 am

I'm not talking about the Thraves version or streaming. The Chabrol version is available on disc, whereas if I recall correctly it was previously unavailable.

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Re: Claude Chabrol

#91 Post by matrixschmatrix » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:32 am

You can get it for $5 plus shipping here. You can also get the Epstein Fall of the House of Usher there for $5, which is way less disappointing PQ-wise.

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Re: Claude Chabrol

#92 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:20 pm

It's always been available

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Re: Claude Chabrol

#93 Post by Hopscotch » Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:15 pm

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Re: Claude Chabrol

#94 Post by nolanoe » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:44 am

Two years, no posts?

This is surely due to the fact that, STILL, there are hardly any Chabrol BDs, and most DVDs of his pre-90s work look horrific!!

Somebody, anybody, please - get these films some much needed HD!!

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Re: Claude Chabrol

#95 Post by rockysds » Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:16 am

Inspector Lavardin Collection on blu-ray from Cohen April 22nd.
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Re: Claude Chabrol

#96 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:37 am

Of all the titles to upgrade from the Kimstim collection, those are the ones?!

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Re: Claude Chabrol

#97 Post by knives » Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:18 pm

I wonder if they're going to split up the films since I really am not interested in double dipping the first one.

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Re: Claude Chabrol

#98 Post by Aspect » Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:36 pm

How many French schoolteachers do I have to stalk to get a proper release of Le Boucher? Anyone have any idea who has the blu-ray rights?

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Re: Claude Chabrol

#99 Post by zedz » Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:42 pm

Aspect wrote:How many French schoolteachers do I have to stalk to get a proper release of Le Boucher?
Just this guy:
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Oh, and her:
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But she's easy.

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Re: Claude Chabrol

#100 Post by nolanoe » Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:38 am

Oh, I don't care about Le Boucher! But everything surrounding it - his entire 60s, 70s and 80s output (except for the two aforementioned Detective films) - are in dire need of restoration!!

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