Friday, October 07, 2005

Deneuve wracking again

Actually Repulsion (1965) was the other inflight movie to Philly, not from dreary Qantas needless to say, but on DVD on the new G4 iBook. Bit different from Bewitched. That this and Chinatown (1974) are Polanski’s two masterpieces hardly bears repeating. The disk came from a boxed set which also includes The Knife in the Water (1962) and Cul-de-Sac (1966).

Saw it in the late sixties when it first came out, and it did rather stay in the mind! The added attraction this time round is the audio commentary from both Polanski and Deneuve, he reiminiscing on the technical and economic challenges of getting the thing made, and she just plain reminiscing, charmingly, natch.

Polanski's first film in English (he'd made 10 previously in Polish and 1 in French) and worth watching several times to figure out why it works so extraodinarily well.

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