davidhare wrote:BTW isn't the little girl whom Edith is teaching piano in her first scene away from the Chateau played by the same actress that plays her daughter? (Whom we never see again of course.)
I thought that too, it did throw me for a moment!
davidhare wrote:Apart from all its other pleasures, the most delicious thing to me in Judex is the absolutely liberating freedom of the narrative dynamics, thus the Cirque Daisy turns up out of nowhere, with its acrobats, just as Cocantin and junior have need of such assistance, and in the great Feuillade tradition, Cocantin and his long lost love, Daisy are reunited!
I didn't find it to be the most delicious thing about the movie, as you put it David, but I did feel whilst watching the film as the events inexplicably unfolded that this is what movies are supposed to be like and I felt the same way as I watched Fantomas
. Franju captures the magic, for want of a better word, of the movies and sews it all together in a wonderful package. The only really disappointing thing for me was that Channing Pollock lacked any real magnetism though the scene in which he walks through the ball pulling doves out all over the place was absolutely mesmerising, not to mention with Maurice Jarre's wonderful score, which I found too reminiscent of Les Yeux
but loved it nonetheless.