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January 12, 2010

Eric Rohmer: 1920 - 2010

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I found out about Eric Rohmer late Monday evening. I just have a couple of personal thoughts. I have a magazine that I bought well over ten years ago, with an issue devoted to black and white photography. Aside from my interest in black and white photography, part of the magazine was devoted to the actresses in Eric Rohmer's film. There was a group shot, that had it been available online, I would have posted. Part of what I liked about Rohmer's films was that the women, aside from generally being attractive (mais oui), always seemed so smart.

The description I once relayed to a friend unfamiliar with Rohmer's films, somewhat jokingly, still stands, and explains my own perhaps misguided identification with several of his films: Eric Rohmer's films are about people who look for love, and in the meantime read a lot of books.

Posted by Peter Nellhaus at January 12, 2010 01:17 AM