Leviathan (1962) - part 1 - Leonard Keigel
"Another movie, another planet" could have sing Peter Perrett of The Only Ones. This time, we'll take a look at the first movie of Leonard Keigel : Leviathan aka Dark Journey inspired by the book of Julien Green. Strangely enough, Leonard Keigel is one of the co-founder of "Les Cahiers Du Cinema" with Jacques Doniol-Valcroze, André Bazin and Lo Duca. I said "strangely enough" because this movie is nothing like a "Nouvelle Vague" movie. That's one of the many paradoxes of this polemical magazine that shouldn't surprise you.
Starring Louis Jourdan, yes the same one from GiGi, Leviathan is a rare french movie about the different aspects of love & its mysteries.
Complex, mysterious, overwhelming, a shelter & a downfall ...
This is the fascinating Marie Laforet in one of her best part with Plein Soleil aka Purple Noon by Rene Clement.
Yes, she sings too. she has a few hits in the sixties.
I personally love her cover of The Rolling Stones Paint It Black as Marie Douceur Marie Colere.
This was the first 12 frames i'll post of this movie.
Next monday you'll see the last 12.
In the meantime, any comments will be appreciated.