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    Sara

    Sara ★★★★

    all this drama over a pair of earrings?? rich white people really are that extra

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    ✨ sadie ✨

    ✨ sadie ✨ ★★★★½

    exquisite, tragic, and endlessly cinematic. the downfall of the material lies in the power of the immortal. or, to put it another way: love sure is a bitch, huh?

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    JR

    JR ★★★★½

    Maybe the ultimate cinematic gilded cage, the staging trapping the characters in the hypocrisies (and decadent bric-a-brac) of their society. I'll take "Filmmakers I Should Have Gotten To Much Earlier" for $1000, Alex.

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    The Earrings of Madame de...

    Fell asleep and they were dancing. Woke up 40 minutes later, they were dancing. Like the dance in the clouds in Moulin Rouge.

    (Woke up and rewatched movie — a lovely dream accompanied by a lullaby of French and Italian... I almost fell asleep a second time)

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    Jesse Stringer

    Jesse Stringer ★★★★★

    Elegant anguish. The material objects of high society, if taken for granted, will most definitely spoil life itself. Beyond the sharp storytelling, The Earrings of Madame de... is also both impeccably crafted and designed. The lush production/costume design and effortless dolly shots are absolutely to die for. I cannot wait to dig into more Ophüls. I loved this.

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    The Earrings of Madame de...

    Simon

    Simon ★★★★

    Starts out as a light-hearted Ernst Lubitsch comedy, and develops itself into a Shakespearian tragedy; all because of the damned earrings. 

    The free flow creates neverending amusement, the smoothest development in the characters you wont be able to notice until you compare the ten first minutes to the last ten minutes, and timeless performances from Charles Boyer, Vittorio De Sica and Danielle Darrieux makes this one of the most entertaining arthouse films out there.

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    Kerry Maxwell

    Kerry Maxwell ★★★★

    Ophüls in August, 2014

    Dazzling and virtuosic, but for much of the film I felt like I was admiring beautiful illustrations to a story, rather than engaging in the story, the emotional stakes only becoming clear in the final act.

    I already feel the urge to watch this again, but will come back to it after I've seen a few more Ophüls films.

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    Calib McBolts

    Calib McBolts ★★★★

    The Earrings of Madame de… is a film that gets better and better as the film progresses, starting off as a silly farce but gradually transforms into a lyrical tragedy where Ophuls carefully strips away all the luxury until what we see is a wounded, tragic marriage that the luxury is meant to hide.

    This is an integral classic, not necessarily for its importance in cinema history but in its influence with contemporary artist. It's clear to see its fingerprints…

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    Etan Weisfogel

    Etan Weisfogel ★★★★★

    One thing I noticed this time that I'd never noticed before: the language Louise always uses to express her love for Donati is "I don't love you," a sort of playful code between the two that is also instructive as a way of understanding Ophüls' positioning of love, not sex, as the ultimate taboo--a little flirtation, a little passionless sex, means nothing, but love is dangerous, because it's a real emotion that cuts through the frivolous concerns meant to occupy…

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    The New Years Resolutions - Film #58
    (Ophüls 4/5)

    A graceful melodrama in which every sweeping movement of the camera, looming painting or portrait and barely-glimpsed reflection converges to create a near perfect mise-en-scene. Ophüls seems to be the master of singling in on the way operatic, barely-contained attraction intermingles with the suffocating materialism of a bourgeois existence. The central romance here feels almost fated in it's complete and utter inevitability, certain moments containing such a palpable sense of connection…

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    sydney

    sydney ★★★★★

    the way the camera glides so lightly around these suffocating spaces, every character in a cell of door frames and windows and mirrors and opulent furniture and chandeliers and cloaks and furs, always in tight spaces and the frame so full of the noise of excessive inanimate objects, is probably the best expression of how love can free you and imprison you at the same time - everybody's locked in their gender and class roles, but so much of this…

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    Dragonknight

    Dragonknight ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Film #6 of Gustav's Recommendations

    ”You like to turn your remorse into memories...”

    One can’t watch The Earrings of Madame de... and not think of Tolstoy’s saddening and sorrowful masterwork Anna Karenina. Max Ophuls’ film is filled with details and an unnerving sense of grief and hopelessness but at the same time the subject of love and sacrifice give film a lively look and like a well written novel it has some deep, complex and multi-layered characters who are doing…

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    Neil Bahadur

    Neil Bahadur ★★★★★

    Tfw you are in extreme debt yet persist in presenting the image of wealth, society collapses

    Totally marvellous and not nearly as challenging as it seemed to me on previous viewings - initially it was confusing to me, but only because my auteurist bent backfired: it was only confusing because mis-en-scene isn't used for the purpose of a dialectical approach - a la La Ronde or Lola Montes - but a more classically poetic one. In fact, outside of the…

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    JC

    JC ★★★★★

    Film #2 - *Part of the 30 Days / 30 Countries Letterboxd Challenge for May 2014: France*

    "Madame de... was a very elegant, distinguished, and celebrated woman, seemingly destined to a delightful, uncomplicated existence. Probably nothing would have happened had it not been for those jewels..."


    This film, along with a few others in my collection, have been blind-bought and left unwatched for any number of reasons. In this case, it's due to the strong reputation and stature built over…

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    Owen

    Owen ★★★★★

    Despite having this on DVD it has sat unwatched for a while. I'm not a huge fan of costume drama or melodrama, have only recently started to explore Charles Boyer's American work, and unfortunately not seen anything else by Ophuls or Italian neo-realist director De Sica who here plays the second male lead. Thankfully it was then shown at Chapter Arts in Cardiff and, having a few ideas of the strengths of Ophul's work I felt it would be better…

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