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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is something of an outlier in the French New Wave canon. It's predominantly a jazz opera, highly influenced by American musicals, and yet maintains a unique sensibility that defined new wave cinema. It's shot primarily on location in Cherbourg, but the real-life locations have been given an artifice through lurid Technicolor, studio-lighting, post-modern graffiti and a pastiche of delightfully outrageous costume choices.
This could be a loose adaptation of Pagnol's Fanny trilogy, or just as easily…
The best scenes in Henry V (which by all accounts is a Kenneth Branagh show) are not the famous speech at the siege of Harfleur ("Once more unto the breach..."); or Henry's incognito, nocturnal wanderings in the English camp as he takes stock of his host; racked with doubt and grappling with the moral burden of his decisions.
No - the best scenes are the ones with Katherine, played by the ever luminous Emma Thompson. The first, almost entirely in…