Friday, October 29, 2010

Candy-colored Deneuve | Spooky Deneuve

Catherine Deneuve in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
This bittersweet movie has been on my mind lately. (Have you seen?) It's not to everyone's taste - every word is sung - but there's a famous candy-colored set (the clothes and wallpaper match!)...

The opening credits (here) are so beautifully choreographed...

And the movie of course made Catherine Deneuve a star.

And since it's Halloween! Something from the spooky end of the Deneuve spectrum...

Deneuve plays a *very* unhinged woman in Repulsion, and it does a good job putting you in her shoes. Too good...

Cracking up, Catherine Deneuve in Repulsion
Because I seriously felt unhinged too! As I fell asleep, I could've sworn I heard my walls cracking (like the movie) & thumps in the flat, even though I was home alone (like the movie).

{Luckily: The next morning, I saw the plaster in the hall had cracked (the cracking noise) and fallen to the floor (the thumps). I was NOT crazy, yippee!}
~ Have a candy-colored and spooky Halloween! ~

54 comments:

K and S said...

ooh scary!!

btw, she is starring in "potiche" which is coming out soon and ironically is also about umbrellas.

justine said...

I haven't seen this film, she is so beautiful. Have a wonderful halloween too!

kirstyb said...

love it x

Signe said...

I haven't seen this one but it sounds nice so I'll keep on the lookout for it in my movie club!

Have a lovely weekend Jude :)

lisa said...

I've not seen Umbrellas, but I have seen Repulsion, and thought it was fantastic. Love Catherine Deneuve. Great post!

Vicky K. said...

Lovely!

Vicky
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Susanne said...

I did a project about French cinema in 60s, including of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and I would like to see you, but i haven't yet.

Fashion Meets Food said...

absolutely love it!

xo

Nicole said...

I've never seen this movie, but the set colors are really neat! To be honest, I'm not a fan of scary movies. It's always fun to watch it, but I just can't handle the aftermath. The scary thoughts lurking in my mind... the fear of being alone in an empty house... I just jump and freak myself out with any little sound!

Dancing Branflake said...

I really need to rent this! Stunning!

Bombay Beauty said...

Love this period for its crazy colours. Just what I needed on a grey day... xo bb ps have you seen gaslight? another good spooky-ish film...

Annie said...

Have a fun weekend!!!! :) xo

angelcel said...

Neither are movies I've seen unfortunately. Don't you find that French movies always have a distinctive style? I love them and we frequently buy French movie DVDs in order to improve our French.

I'm a fan of Catherine Deneuve too - ever since I heard her being asked the secret to remaining beautiful past 50. Basically the answer was put on weight: 'At a certain age you have to choose between your ass and your face.' Now there's advice I don't mind following! ;)

BTW, I'd *love* to hear your spooky Hawaiian stories!

Sandy a la Mode said...

ohh must check this movie out! have a spooky fun weekend!! :D

Elle Sees said...

oh how i love her...

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Happy Halloween, sweetie!

My name is Renée. said...

Ooh I really want to see that Roman Polanski film! I went a week ago to a musical based on a film of him and it was amazing!
Have a great, scary weekend!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

How have I missed these two movies? Going to go see about getting them in my Netflix queue pronto. I hear noises at night all the time. My husband always says it's just the house "breathing" and I think that's exactly what I'm afraid of!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Oooh totally need to rent these!

ag. said...

I've never seen that first one but it looks so fun...love those colours! As for scary movies, I'm out! I'm such a wimp!

Rosie said...

I haven't seen the film, but I do love Catherine Deneuve! Have a happy Halloween, too!

Nikki said...

Scary!
I sat down to watch Halloween the other night and couldn't make it past the opening scary music. I have become such a baby!
Have a great weekend Jude!!

xx
Nikki

Jude said...

Thanks for all your comments, everyone! After Repulsion, I refused to watch scary movies alone (or ever!).

@Bombay Beauty - I saw Gaslight and thought it was fantastic!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I adore Catherine Deneuve - she's so wonderfully French! I have seen this film, but it's worth seeing twice. Have a fabilously happy weekend!;-)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Must see that movie! I never have before!

And I'm still trying to remember that candy store name but I have to tell you I just stopped by Dean & Deluca for lunch and they had a whole bunch of British candy displayed ontop of the cash wrap counter which they never had before!

Have a great weekend, sweetie :)

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Lovely post, Jude. Have a happy happy Halloween weekend too! xxxx

Claire Kiefer said...

I was just thinking that I want to get a really scary movie for Halloween night (too much work and traveling lately to have the energy for partying--haha) . . . that is, after I watch both the Saints/Steelers game and the Giants/Rangers game! I'm not really a movie person in general . . . though Repulsion sounds good!

Diana Mieczan said...

I haven't seen this film but its sounds like something I would love to see..especially around Halloween! She really is stunning:) Have a fantastic weekend, my dear...Happy Halloween:)

See you soon...muah

Tugba said...

Gorgeous pics :) Love it!

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Amber Blue Bird said...

I saw this film on IFC awhile ago and couldnt decide if I liked it or not..the scenery was great, the colors vivid, but the singing was consuming

this free bird said...

I've not seen either of them. I'd probably like the first, but am such a wussy at scary movies so maybe not the second? Roman Polanski is such a dirty bird!

xoxo,
Carrie

Style, She Wrote said...

Oh Catherine Deneuve. So beautiful!

Lee Oliveira said...

I haven't seen any of those movies but will be definitely on wishing list.
LOx

Ashley said...

I've never seen the first movie but I have seen repulsion in film class. That woman is crazy. I loved watching it, I'm a sucker for b&w films. I refuse to watch scary movies too.

Happy halloween

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

She's gorgeous!!! And wow, the colors in teh first batch of shots are just mindblowing!!

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Love her!
'The Hunger' with David Bowie is a great film to watch too. Fab weekend to you, Jude!

xo*

Meghan said...

I have seen the first one! I saw it in a culture class in University. Very colourful.

Abi said...

I'm a fan of hers! So gorgeous and talented. I haven't seen that first film but I love musicals so singing every word shouldn't be a problem.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mary R said...

Jude,
So funny! Your cracked wall story made me laugh. It reminds me of a time that I went to bed and then I heard this strange noise like something getting pulled or scraped off the wall. It went on for a long time and in the dark I just laid in my bed in fear. Suddenly, a poster I had taped above my bed, fell on me and scared me like crazy!

Becca. said...

love love love this post!
and yes i tried to make a trip to the beach on holiday much more fun :)
glad you liked the post!

thankyou for the comment on my blog :)
XOXO, BECCA
www.fashion-train.co.uk

MarchMusings said...

Fun read-sounds do seem louder when I'm home alone or I've just watched a movis like 'The Sixth Sense'! Deneuve is still such a stylish dresser.

Rowena... said...

Your cinematic tastes extend way beyond because while I know of Deneuve, I am not familiar with any of her work. Gotta love that wallpaper though!

Inez said...

I really like the first photo's!

Design Elements said...

I haven't seen this film. wonderful! Have a happy halloween too!

Kristin said...

I haven't see either of those flicks, but I'm most intrigued now! Happy Halloween!

Jen said...

Repulsion? Now that's one that I've got to see!!

Punctuation Mark said...

i love the movie she made with David Bowie... very weird and creepy too! have a happy halloween!

Style, She Wrote said...

She is soo gorgeous! Love it.

Café Bellini said...

Haven't seen either of these. What a weird coincidence... I mean, how often does that kind of thing (plaster in the hall cracking) happen? not often, I'd say, and it just had to happen after you'd watched that film...?! oooooohhhhh spoooooky!!!

If Jane said...

haven't seen these films in ages!!! true polanksi's reulsion was scarrrrrry!
happy halloween!

Lady Grey said...

I'm definitely going to check it out : )

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, that is so crazy about your plaster. Of course it would do that the night after you watched a creepy movie =)

heather yalin said...

oooh Roman Polanski, I bet that's scary! I love love love the tecnicolor of umbrellas... :)

Oh, My Darling said...

Ooh, I adore the idea of a candy-colored film set!

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