Belle de jour (1967)
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- Belle de Jour
- 100 min.
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Marcel is Cillian Murphy!
This, Bunuel's best film, is infused with that ungraspable sense of mystery that is unique to his work. How he exactly does it, is hard to put your finger on. It might be the interplay between his at times bone-dry mise-en-scene and the rich, ambiguous use of sound. It may be the wisps of flashbacks that do more to suggest the inner life of Séverine than a long monologue ever could. It might be in the unforgettable icy beauty of Deneuve's face, who in a heartbeat can show an entirely different side of her character that we would never have expected to see.
The subtlety and elusiveness of this film that will keep it alluring and fresh for atleast another fifty years.
Interesting film. Peculiar blend of reality and fiction.
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This movie ranks #19 in Venice Film Festival - Golden Lion
This movie ranks #27 in Time Out's The 100 Best French Films
This movie ranks #40 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
This movie ranks #50 in Amos Vogel's Film as a Subversive Art
This movie ranks #60 in Empire's The 100 Best Films of World Cinema
This movie ranks #74 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
This movie ranks #80 in iCheckMovies's 1960s Top 100
This movie ranks #82 in Roger Ebert's Great Movies
This movie ranks #86 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
This movie ranks #101 in The Times's 100 Best French Films
This movie ranks #105 in 366 Weird Movies
This movie ranks #121 in Emma Beare's 501 Must-See Movies
This movie ranks #133 in Cahiers du Cinéma's Annual Top 10 Lists
This movie ranks #195 in Harvard's Suggested Film Viewing: Narrative Films
This movie ranks #202 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
This movie ranks #204 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
This movie ranks #324 in BFI's 360 Classic Feature Films Project
This movie ranks #455 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
This movie ranks #548 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema
This movie ranks #677 in The Criterion Collection
This movie ranks #678 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?