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Friday, July 15, 2005

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 ...

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This is the fascinating Marie Laforet in one of her best part with Plein Soleil aka Purple Noon by Rene Clement.

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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.

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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.

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