Bonjour Tediousse

MrMidwest
Broadway Legend
joined:2/8/05
Bonjour Tristesse
Posted: 4/23/12 at 11:59am


Anyone else here love this film?
A fabulous analysis
"The gods who nurse this universe think little of mortals' cares. They sit in crowds on exclusive clouds and laugh at our love affairs. I might have had a real romance if they'd given me a chance. I loved him, but he didn't love me. I wanted him, but he didn't want me. Then the gods had a spree and indulged in another whim. Now he loves me, but I don't love him." - Cole Porter
CarlosAlberto
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/10
Bonjour Tristesse
Posted: 4/23/12 at 12:33pm
What's NOT to love? GREAT FILM!

Heading to the FILM FORUM on Friday to see this baby! Thanks for the link!
Updated On: 4/23/12 at 12:33 PM
Eris0303
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joined:7/30/07
Bonjour Tristesse
Posted: 4/23/12 at 12:46pm
My first thought when I saw this thread was that it was going to be about the Bonjour Tristesse Brassiere Company.

But, I have seen this movie and it's a great one yet sad.
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Borstalboy
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joined:2/9/04
Bonjour Tristesse
Posted: 4/23/12 at 01:25pm
Quite good and rather edgy for its day. Has a typically brilliant Saul Bass opening credits sequence.
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WOSQ
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joined:7/18/03
Bonjour Tristesse
Posted: 4/23/12 at 04:09pm
One of my trashy favorites.

Geoffrey Horne gives one of the best "Speedo performances" of the 1950s. There's really no other way to phrase that and keep it PG-13.

It is due in to The Film Forum (NYC) for a week, April 27 - May 3. Don't miss it.
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Roscoe
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joined:5/15/03
Bonjour Tediousse
Posted: 4/29/12 at 06:35pm
Saw this today. Lovely restoration, lovely location cinematography, lovely Jean Seberg and lovely Geoffrey Horne. Terribly lame story and script, with one of the very worst voice-over narrations in movie history -- it makes Harrison Ford's v.o. in BLADE RUNNER come off like Shakespeare.
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AnthVoice2010
Broadway Star
joined:8/13/10
Bonjour Tediousse
Posted: 5/2/12 at 04:21pm
A lot of fun. A favorite of my Mom's (who would always tsk-tsk that Jean Seberg had a black baby - which was not the case at all. She send money to the BLACK PANTHERS. Leave it to my Mother to equate "baby" with "panthers").

Packed house at Film Forum last Saturday night.
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Roscoe
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joined:5/15/03
Bonjour Tediousse
Posted: 5/2/12 at 04:53pm
Anth -- how was the audience reaction on Saturday night? Did you get any feeling about it, were people enjoying it?
"If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about the answers." Thomas Pynchon, GRAVITY'S RAINBOW "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." Philip K. Dick My blog: http://www.roscoewrites.blogspot.com/
AnthVoice2010
Broadway Star
joined:8/13/10
Bonjour Tediousse
Posted: 5/3/12 at 02:23pm
The great thing about film forum (my home away from home) is anyone there either knows they're stuff or are with someone who knows they're stuff.

I can't imagine anyone roaming off the street to catch a revival of "The Bride wore Black" let alone "The Gangs all here" or "Flesh and the Devil" (which was so packed I had to sit in the front row).

The reaction was very positive - they got it.





"There's no damn business like show business - you have to smile to keep from throwing up." - Billie Holiday
Updated On: 5/3/12 at 02:23 PM
Roscoe
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joined:5/15/03
Bonjour Tediousse
Posted: 5/3/12 at 02:49pm
That's interesting. The audience was really muted when I saw it, I may just be projecting my own dislike of the film, though. I've been to enthusiastic screenings at Film Forum (a long ago showing of De Mille's MADAM SATAN comes to mind) and this screening of BONJOUR TRISTESSE was definitely not one of them.
"If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about the answers." Thomas Pynchon, GRAVITY'S RAINBOW "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." Philip K. Dick My blog: http://www.roscoewrites.blogspot.com/
AnthVoice2010
Broadway Star
joined:8/13/10
Bonjour Tediousse
Posted: 5/3/12 at 03:12pm
Hi Roscoe,

I must have lucked out. It was a good crowd.

I have always felt that if you are at Film Forum, you love film and that alone makes how you react to it positive.

Nothing, however, will ever compare to the mayhem of the Clara Bow festival of 2000 or even the restored "The Red Shoes".

I am actually going tomorrow to "Celine Dion goes boating" or whatever the hell it is...

Give me a nonsensical french film ...............and I'm yours!
"There's no damn business like show business - you have to smile to keep from throwing up." - Billie Holiday
Calvin
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joined:7/27/05
Bonjour Tediousse
Posted: 5/3/12 at 03:44pm
I caught The Gang's All Here there last week -- what fun! Probably the only time I've ever been to a film in which the audience applauded after a musical number.

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