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Monday, August 22, 2005

The Rain People (1969) - part2 - Francis Ford Coppola

So this is my last 12 frames taken from
The Rain People by Francis Ford Coppola.

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There was a band in the eighties named Rain People. They only released one album on Epic records (1988). Was it of any good ? i don't know.

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Coppola admitted that his fourth movie was under the influence of Tennessee Williams. He also mentioned in this interview to Christopher Frayling (BBCOnline) that "There was quite a specific script. It was the first of two films that I got to write and make as I had hoped all my films would be".

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Of course apart from Shirley Knight, this movie is famous for the performance of Robert Duvall & James Caan as you've never seen him.
He is astonishing.

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Of course, as i took again great liberty with the script, you need the plot to understand the story :
Knight is outstanding (in a superb cast) as the pregnant woman who runs away in quest of the identity she feels she has lost as a Long Island housewife, and finds herself increasingly tangled in the snares of responsibility through her encounters with a football player left mindless by an accident (Caan) and a darkly amorous traffic cop (Duvall). Symbolism rumbles beneath the characterisations (Caan as the baby she is running from and with, Duvall as the sexuality and domination she is trying to deny) but it is never facile. Time Out Film Guide.

These frames are taken from a Broadcast on TCM France in March 2005.

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bye bye now...
See you next friday.
In the meantime, you can can listen to my new Radio-Blog dedicated to a movie by Leos Carax named Mauvais Sang. It's an hour-long mix of eclectic songs & dialogues taken from the movie.
Enjoy !!

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