Rebecca Duncan

Graphics Student / Leeds / Part-time Cat Enthusiast & Girlfriend ----------------------------------------------------------------
I write a blog that nobody reads where I put things I make.
100 films in 2012: Gainsbourg (La Vie Heroique)
I knew nothing about Gainsbourg before I watched this film, I merely picked it up on a whim
I am, unfortuantley yet to look up his music, 6 months later
I loved the romantic way in which the story was told. I found the whole film really off the wall and abstract in the way that ‘Amelie’ was, with the appearances of Filipus and other apparitions.
The reoccuring Illustrations really played to the film’s strengths, putting a different twist on the historical events of the film such as WW2 which was interesting to see
All of the female roles were done very well, with perhaps the exception of Juliette Greco who had more of a bit part
All in all I found the film very enchanting

100 films in 2012: Gainsbourg (La Vie Heroique)

  • I knew nothing about Gainsbourg before I watched this film, I merely picked it up on a whim
  • I am, unfortuantley yet to look up his music, 6 months later
  • I loved the romantic way in which the story was told. I found the whole film really off the wall and abstract in the way that ‘Amelie’ was, with the appearances of Filipus and other apparitions.
  • The reoccuring Illustrations really played to the film’s strengths, putting a different twist on the historical events of the film such as WW2 which was interesting to see
  • All of the female roles were done very well, with perhaps the exception of Juliette Greco who had more of a bit part
  • All in all I found the film very enchanting
100 films in 2012: Potiche
I found this film really wonderful on many counts
Firstly, Catherine Deneuve. Her character struck the perfect balance between a trophy wife type innocence and a sharp, quick witted heroine. You can’t help but fall in love with her. She kind of became a ‘mary poppins’ character, which I liked. All characters she met, she managed to improve. 
For instance,her gay son turning to Umbrella designing!
The comedy with her husband managed to be funny without being overly slapstick, and Deneuve’s wit raised it to another level.
I also loved the exaggerated portrayal of the seventies, which really made me fall in love with the film. 
In summary, fantastic. 

100 films in 2012: Potiche

  • I found this film really wonderful on many counts
  • Firstly, Catherine Deneuve. Her character struck the perfect balance between a trophy wife type innocence and a sharp, quick witted heroine. You can’t help but fall in love with her. She kind of became a ‘mary poppins’ character, which I liked. All characters she met, she managed to improve. 
  • For instance,her gay son turning to Umbrella designing!
  • The comedy with her husband managed to be funny without being overly slapstick, and Deneuve’s wit raised it to another level.
  • I also loved the exaggerated portrayal of the seventies, which really made me fall in love with the film. 
  • In summary, fantastic.