“I’m an insect who dreamt he was a man and loved it, but now the dream is over and the insect is awake…I’ll hurt you if you stay.”
“human closeness, romantic attachment, sexual intimacy, are all seen as leading inexorably to visceral horror—a combination of sexual alienation, fear of the sexual other (which is both woman and the feelings woman arouses in the male self), sexual guilt resulting from these feelings, fear of loss of control and loss of self,…
You will never be able to forget Jean Seberg haunting stares into the camera that are injected with melancholy.
EVERYTHING about Jean Seberg in this is, simply, perfect. Her movements, her impetuosity, her charm, her smile.
We see her and her father, Raymond, living the luxurious life radiating with blooming colors of the French Riviera..but those colors soon slowly begin to dim.
“As though the subtle but swift
changes Anne made in our daily life...
...made me happy too.”
“Ellen always wins.”
An evil, chilling psychopathic identity lurks behind a flowerlike beauty. Tierney delivered her greatest performance in this Technicolor psychological thriller where the colors, the elegance and beauty of the scenery contrasts with the cold and toxic nature of Ellen. A blinding cinematography that reveals how in a world of beauty, evil always finds a way to break loose.
This movie highlights the phrase…