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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:25 am 
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It's been two years since the screening of the restored print of "La cicatrice interieure" in Cannes and not even a discussion regarding an upcoming DVD release. :(
Am I the only one interested in seeing it again together with "Les hautes solitudes" on an extra filled disc....?

It's the the same call for infos as in the Eustache threat, any little news is welcome ! :shock:


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Certainly not. There's tons of teriffic Garrel out there waiting for video. Some of its available in bootleg editions from Pimpadelic.com


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Pimp-a-what-now? All I'm coming up with are links to a thrash metal band.


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 Post subject: Le berceau de cristal
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Le berceau de cristal (The Crystal Cradle) will be screened at the Tate Modern Starr Auditorium this Saturday. This is part of the Paradise Now! Essential French Avant-garde Cinema, 1890–2008 retrospective. Too bad I am in Canada and unable to attend these events. Anybody seen Le berceau de cristal and offer some insight of this film and how it compares with his other works?

After reading over this thread and sampling extracts from YouTube I definitely have to dive into Garrel's work thoroughly. The Euro - Canadian exchange is too large for my pockets at the present time but at least there are some DVDs for a future purchase.

His new film La Frontière de l'aube is completed but I can't find any details of the production. That is for the new films thread anyway.


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Le Berceau de Crystal is a Nico portrait. (The title is a heroin reference.) She can be heard singing "Henry Hudson" in it. Anita Pallenberg and Margarethe Clementi also appear. There are no "characters" and there is certainly no "plot."


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Does anyone know if this site is still active? I've tried emailing them a couple of times about purchasing a dvd and have not received a response! I don't know if I just should send payment without knowing if they are still in business . . .

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As far as I know they are. It sometimes takes an age for them to answer correspondences.


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Here are some scenes of poor quality footage from Le Berceau de cristal with Nico's song Purple Lips in this quasi music video.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:21 am 
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Les Hautes Solitudes finally is available online @ ubuweb. Let's hope it gets a decent distributor for a DVD release too!

http://www.ubu.com/film/garrel_solitudes.html (online viewing and download option)

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A personal portrait of the American actress Jean Seberg. "Jean Seberg saw the film and she said 'yes, it is very good'. When I asked her if we could leave it like it was, in black and white, without dialogue, she replied 'yes I'm happy if you leave it like that' (...) while shooting in Marrakech she said to me 'in the end, for an Arab, a film is a film. A film with Jean Seberg is a film with Jean Seberg.'" Philippe Garrel


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 Post subject: J'ai gardé les anges
PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:10 am 
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Garrel's new project J'ai gardé les anges (I’ve Kept the Angels) was one of five feature film screenplays selected at the last 2008 session of the second pre-production advance on receipts committee of the National Film Centre (CNC). The title will be produced by Édouard Weil for Rectangle Productions, who also handled production on Frontier of Dawn.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:07 am 
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I already posted the news on the Zeitgeist thread but I will repeat the news here. I Can No Longer Hear The Guitar (J'entends plus la guitare) and Emergency Kisses (Les Baisers de secours) will be released on a two DVD set by Zeitgeist Films sometime this year according to their online catalogue. I am concerned about the chance this will be another PAL to NTSC port as well as cropping which happened on their DVD of Regular Lovers.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:52 am 

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I'll take it any way I can get it - this is super news.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:15 am 

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Amazon now has the I Can No Longer Hear The Guitar (J'entends plus la guitare) and Emergency Kisses disc with a release date of 5/26/2009.


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Amazon now has the I Can No Longer Hear The Guitar (J'entends plus la guitare) and Emergency Kisses disc with a release date of 5/26/2009.

Are these films any good? I'm not familiar with any of Garrel's work in the '80s or '90s.


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Are these films any good? I'm not familiar with any of Garrel's work in the '80s or '90s.

They're both complete masterpieces, and among the greatest films I know. Now if only L'Enfant secret and Liberté la nuit would receive quality releases.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:01 am 
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Details are now up on I CAN NO LONGER HEAR THE GUITAR and EMERGENCY KISSES from Zeitgeist Films to be released May 26.=D>

DISC ONE: I CAN NO LONGER HEAR THE GUITAR:
- French press book excerpts, including a handwritten letter from Jean-Luc Godard
- Vintage lobby cards
- French trailer for Garrel’s Regular Lovers

DISC TWO: EMERGENCY KISSES:
· Philippe Garrel, Artiste (1999): A rare 50-minute documentary made for the French television series Cinéma, de notre temps
· French press book excerpts, including a note from filmmaker Leos Carax
· Vintage lobby cards

Plus, a new essay on both films by The New Yorker’s Richard Brody


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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 9:30 pm 
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I'm reviewing the Zeigeist set for DVD Talk. The transfers are 16x9 letterboxed to 1.66:1 and definitely older, but with that in mind they aren't too bad. I've definitely seen worse.


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 4:43 pm 
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I'm reviewing the Zeigeist set for DVD Talk. The transfers are 16x9 letterboxed to 1.66:1 and definitely older, but with that in mind they aren't too bad. I've definitely seen worse.

Here is the review and I wonder if these are the same transfers as on the Cahiers du Cinéma discs? Maybe someone on this board has those DVDs and can confirm that. Either way I will be getting the Zeitgeist edition.


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 5:53 pm 
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I'm reviewing the Zeigeist set for DVD Talk. The transfers are 16x9 letterboxed to 1.66:1 and definitely older, but with that in mind they aren't too bad. I've definitely seen worse.

Here is the review and I wonder if these are the same transfers as on the Cahiers du Cinéma discs? Maybe someone on this board has those DVDs and can confirm that. Either way I will be getting the Zeitgeist edition.

Thanks for the link. I'll try to create and ad a few screen caps in the next day or two.

It seems likely to me that they would be the same transfers, as I'm 95% certain that these weren't created specifically for Zeitgeist's release.

Quick question: The Cinema de notre temps doc includes a rather magnificent unidentified shot from a Garrel film. It begins with two men, one on the right standing behind an empty picture frame, the one on the left, somehow in charge, behind a flaming typewriter. I simply must know what movie this shot came from. Anyone know?


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Quick question: The Cinema de notre temps doc includes a rather magnificent unidentified shot from a Garrel film. It begins with two men, one on the right standing behind an empty picture frame, the one on the left, somehow in charge, behind a flaming typewriter. I simply must know what movie this shot came from. Anyone know?
The man behind the typewriter definitely looks like a young Maurice Garrel and if so the film clip must be from the 1960s. I did a joint venture search on IMDb for Maurice and Philippe Garrel and came up with a list of films in common. At the end of the credits for Cinema de notre temps there is a list of clips used so I have concluded that the clip either comes from Marie pour mémoire or Anémone. Maurice Garrel is credited as Cab driver / Inquisitor for Marie pour mémoire and he seems to be playing an Inquisitor in that brief clip but I assume David Ehrenstein can confirm my conclusion.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:50 am 
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Wow—thanks for the detective work! I didn't mean to prompt a homework assignment—it just struck me as a memorable enough moment that someone must've seen it. I'll see if I can get my hands on the film and report back. Or hopefully Mr. Ehrenstein will be able to confirm.

EDIT: With the help of that lead, I was able to confirm the Marie pour mémoire conclusion. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be easily available, especially with English subs (If anyone's seen it, how much dialogue is there?)

Thanks again!


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 Post subject: J'ai gardé les anges
PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:20 am 
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Further information regarding Garrel's new project J'ai gardé les anges (I’ve Kept the Angels) is that Monica Bellucci will star with Louis Garrel. Nothing has been revealed yet about the plot or setting. Shooting will start in 2010. Script written by Philippe Garrel, Marc Cholodenko and Caroline Deruas-Garrel.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:11 pm 
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nsps wrote:
I'm reviewing the Zeigeist set for DVD Talk. The transfers are 16x9 letterboxed to 1.66:1 and definitely older, but with that in mind they aren't too bad. I've definitely seen worse

I just bought these and the transfers are NOT anamorphic but instead matted to 1.66 : 1. I assume the Cahiers discs were not anamorphic either. If they were, buy those and not the Zeitgeists.

Can anyone confirm this about the Cahiers discs?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 5:36 am 
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I just bought these and the transfers are NOT anamorphic but instead matted to 1.66 : 1. I assume the Cahiers discs were not anamorphic either. If they were, buy those and not the Zeitgeists.

But the Cahiers discs are not not subtitled if I'm not mistaking. It would still be interesting to see some screenshot comparisons, of course, and I would also like to know if the Cahiers are anamorphic.


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