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10 of the best - Juliette Binoche

PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 8:59 am
by trevor826
10 of the best - Juliette Binoche in leading roles.

By release date.

Cach (2005)
Code Unknown (2000)
La Veuve de Saint-Pierre (2000)
Les Enfants du sicle (1999)
Alice et Martin (199
The English Patient (1996)
Three Colours Blue (1993)
Les Amants du Pont-Neuf (1991)
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (198
Rendez-vous (1985)

Cheers Trev.

Re: 10 of the best - Juliette Binoche

PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 2:27 pm
by A
Well, I picked the ten films in which I liked my favorite actress the most, if she had a leading role or not.
Hope this isn't a problem, Trev.

Ranked by personal preference of her performance (boy, this was hard!):

1. Le hussard sur le toit The Horseman on the Roof (Jean-Paul Rappeneau / 1995)
2. Damage (Louis Malle / 1992)
3. The English Patient (Anthony Minghella / 1996)
4. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Philip Kaufman / 198
5. La Vie de famille Family Life (Jacques Doillon / 1985)
6. Chocolat (Lasse Hallstrm / 2000)
7. Code inconnu: Rcit incomplet de divers voyages Code Unknown: Incomplete Tales of Several Journeys (Michael Haneke / 2000)
8. Trois couleurs: Bleu Three Colors: Blue (Krzysztof Kieslowski / 1993)
9. Les Amants du Pont-Neuf The Lovers on the Bridge (Leos Carax / 1991)
10. Mauvais sang The Night is young (Leos Carax / 1986)

Re: 10 of the best - Juliette Binoche

PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 2:35 pm
by trevor826
Thank's A, you've seen a few I havent plus a couple I haven't seen for a very long time (making it unfair to judge them). It's astounding how much depth she had as an actress, even at a young age. The highlight (in my opinion) so far is "Three Colours Blue" and it's great to see that she's still going strong.

Cheers Trev.

Re: 10 of the best - Juliette Binoche

PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 2:50 pm
by A
I also haven't seen some on your list
Yes, I think she was as good as an actress when she was young as she is now. Good instincts, I guess though she has improved on her technique tremendeously (see her great performance in Cach). I don't consider Three colors: blue as highly as most others, as I don't like the character too much, and the performance was at times too intimate/personal (not a performance anymore) while I felt that she held too much back in other scenes. I liked the restrained "touch" much more in "The Horseman on the roof".

Re: 10 of the best - Juliette Binoche

PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 6:41 pm
by wpqx
I've only seen about 10 films of her's so a list of this kind from me would be rather useless. There are a few on both of your lists that are in my "to look for" list. On a completely different note, I did hear that Kino will be releasing a Michael Haneke collection later this year which will basically consist of all his films already on DVD, but in one nice little boxed set.

Re: 10 of the best - Juliette Binoche

PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 9:23 pm
by arsaib4
Kino did recently release a Michael Haneke "4-Pack" which includes The Seventh Continent, Benny's V, 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance and Funny Games. Only Funny Games was available previously. I wasn't aware of an all-encompassing boxset.

Re: 10 of the best - Juliette Binoche

PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 2:36 am
by wpqx
I read in the Tribune that they're putting one together for the end of the year, which will include everything but Cache I believe.

Re: 10 of the best - Juliette Binoche

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 7:52 pm
by trevor826
Re: The English Patient, that brings back some memories, there was a part where the vehicle rolls down a sand dune and somebody weny flying off. My sons (obviously a lot younger then) found it so amusing that they rewound the tape around five or six tiimes to watch it again. I don't think I ever got to see the end of the film after that.

Cheers Trev.

Re: 10 of the best - Juliette Binoche

PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 1:30 am
by arsaib4
Yeah, I remember it quite well. It's one of those sequences that garner unintentional laughs from just about everyone. Some might say that The English Patient had a few of 'em, but I certainly won't be among them.

Re: 10 of the best - Juliette Binoche

PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 12:04 pm
by wpqx
I felt absolutely nothing for the English Patient, and only watched it as part of my Oscar research, but I think 1996 was a weak year in general for fictional American movies. However even critically Fargo should have been the choice for best picture, but the Coen's were no match for the hype machine of Miramax and their relentless pursuit of Oscar gold. As always though, anything with Willem Dafoe is worth watching (except for maybe Speed 2).