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Fat Girl & Catherine Breillat
Topic by: kamapuaa
Posted: March 1, 2005 - 2:37 AM PST
Last Reply: March 4, 2005 - 8:38 PM PST

author topic: Fat Girl & Catherine Breillat
kamapuaa
post #1  on March 1, 2005 - 2:37 AM PST  
I saw Fat Girl by Feminist Director Catherine Breillat, and was extremely impressed. Movie-as-thesis is classically pretentious and ridiculous, but that's how the movie felt and I liked it! However I thought the movie had its definite faults. She has a number of other movies, and some of the ones that I gather are her most famous ("Romance") are also the most poorly reviewed. So if you're not familiar with the director, I'd recommend to check it out. And if you are, mind telling me what else of hers is worth looking at?

***SPOILERS***

That ending was pretty fucked or what? Most reviews I've seen mentioned that it came out of nowhere and was a weak point to the movie. I disagree, although perhaps being less sensationalistic would have been good??? Anyway, I recall an interview with the director, where she says the ending was written first, then the movie built around the ending, kind of interesting.
hamano
post #2  on March 1, 2005 - 6:46 AM PST  
I liked 36 Fillette which was her first film as a director, I think. It seems she took a long time to make any more films... maybe she was working on television? Anyway, you should try Sex is Comedy which is Breillat's fictional autobiographical film about the making of Fat Girl.

I didn't like Romance that much...
hamano
post #3  on March 1, 2005 - 6:53 AM PST  
> On March 1, 2005 - 6:46 AM PST hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I liked 36 Fillette which was her first film as a director

Oops, A Real Young Girl was her first film as a director... but it wasn't released for 25 years!
lizzoqops
post #4  on March 1, 2005 - 3:14 PM PST  
I liked "Romance" alright. I thought it had a perfect ending, and that always helps my overall impression of a movie. It's on the explicit side, though, so careful who you watch it with.
hamano
post #5  on March 1, 2005 - 3:29 PM PST  
> On March 1, 2005 - 3:14 PM PST lizzoqops wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I liked "Romance" alright. I thought it had a perfect ending, and that always helps my overall impression of a movie. It's on the explicit side, though, so careful who you watch it with.
> ---------------------------------

Aw, man... I can't even remember the ending for Romance... maybe I should watch it again.
Eoliano
post #6  on March 1, 2005 - 4:51 PM PST  
> On March 1, 2005 - 3:29 PM PST hamano wrote:

> Aw, man... I can't even remember the ending for Romance...

hamano is begging for a spoiler!

Okay, so a David Bowie is singing The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell on the car radio and they pull into a rest stop, and then...
hamano
post #7  on March 1, 2005 - 8:55 PM PST  
> On March 1, 2005 - 4:51 PM PST Eoliano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> they pull into a rest stop, and then...

You dirty old man! You should use Rocco Siffredi for your next icon!
lizzoqops
post #8  on March 1, 2005 - 9:49 PM PST  
No spoilers from me...I even think it's a spoiler to ask about a character in a movie that no one even remembers : ) You're just gonna have to re-queue that one.
Eoliano
post #9  on March 2, 2005 - 7:25 AM PST  
> You dirty old man! You should use Rocco Siffredi for your next icon!

Hehehehe... I heard that Rocco Stiffredi had to have an extension a la Marky Mark in Boogie Nights...
kohnfused1
post #10  on March 2, 2005 - 2:41 PM PST  
> On March 2, 2005 - 7:25 AM PST Eoliano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > You dirty old man! You should use Rocco Siffredi for your next icon!
>
> Hehehehe... I heard that Rocco Stiffredi had to have an extension a la Marky Mark in Boogie Nights...
> ---------------------------------

Hamano's right........you should use Rocco Siffredi as your new icon.
Eoliano
post #11  on March 2, 2005 - 2:55 PM PST  
> Hamano's right........you should use Rocco Siffredi as your new icon.

I THINK NOT!
hamano
post #12  on March 2, 2005 - 7:24 PM PST  
Aw, come on, Eoliano! It'll give a whole new meaning to being a GreenCine member!
Eoliano
post #13  on March 2, 2005 - 7:37 PM PST  
> Aw, come on, Eoliano! It'll give a whole new meaning to being a GreenCine member!

Just for that I'm going to change my member... I mean change the sex of my icon!
hamano
post #14  on March 2, 2005 - 8:34 PM PST  
> On March 2, 2005 - 7:37 PM PST Eoliano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Just for that I'm going to change my member... I mean change the sex of my icon!
> ---------------------------------

That'll be good, since right now it looks like your icon's hand is having sex with his nose, and the nose was a virgin! Ouch!
Eoliano
post #15  on March 3, 2005 - 8:01 AM PST  
> That'll be good, since right now it looks like your icon's hand is having sex with his nose, and the nose was a virgin! Ouch!

Ok rotondo... that's it!!!
dwhudson
post #16  on March 4, 2005 - 9:08 AM PST  
Suddenly, I feel strangely attracted to Eoliano.
Eoliano
post #17  on March 4, 2005 - 9:35 AM PST  
> Suddenly, I feel strangely attracted to Eoliano.

Easy Rotwang, I know what you're thinking...
hamano
post #18  on March 4, 2005 - 10:20 AM PST  
> On March 4, 2005 - 9:08 AM PST dwhudson wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Suddenly, I feel strangely attracted to Eoliano.
> ---------------------------------

That's my mission, to spread love and happiness! Good luck you two!
Eoliano
post #19  on March 4, 2005 - 10:57 AM PST  
> That's my mission, to spread love and happiness! Good luck you two!

Oh hamano, ?!
SonjaBlue
post #20  on March 4, 2005 - 8:38 PM PST  
hamano wrote:

> That's my mission, to spread love and happiness!...<

Odd. Wasn't it hamano's mission to spread the...butter?

Barring the revelation of a patented trade secret, could this mission (as he stated) involve one or more of the following equipment/actions?

1) A butter knife.
2) A butterfly knife, a towel, and lots of big black garbage bags.
3) A butterfly collar, leisure suit, strobe lights, and a BeeGee record.
4) The waving of a wand.
5) Good running shoes, an overcoat, and a...flash.
6) Peek-a-boo in the bushes.
7) Faery Dust.
8) Chocolate.
9) Whipped Butter.
10) Spanish Fly.
11) A hug.
12) A warm gun.
13) Religious tract & daisy deliveries.
14) Two-hand-touch mosh pits.
15) A bucket of pheromones and a paintbrush.
16) Cherub testicles and a slingshot.
17) Mono.
18) Feeding The Masses: A Cookbook by Mary Mallon.
19) Public contraception demos.
20) Days of the Week Socks 'n' privacy.
21) Sponsoring Round-Robin Circle Jerk Tournaments.
22) Field trips to Amsterdam's Red Light District and Holistic Brownie Festival.
23) The Totoro Mail-Order & Escort Service

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