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joachimt's avatar


If you watched the 2-hour-version, you didn't watch "La belle noiseuse". Rivette made another cut of this movie, which is listed as a different movie (just like Out1). The 2-hour-version is "Divertimento": https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/divertimento/
11 years 8 months ago
idjutt's avatar


Never before has it been so hard to resist describing a movie as "watching paint dry". In it's defense, though, it's mostly graphite.
8 years 8 months ago
b4rdum's avatar


Like watching graphite dry.
7 years ago
Siskoid's avatar


Emmanuelle Béart's Marianne agrees to play model to Michel Piccoli's artist in La belle noiseuse, a word I had to research since, no matter what Marianne says about her stay in Quebec, doesn't ring any bells for THIS French Canadian (but Béart imitating a Quebecker is going to be an earworm for a while). It's essentially someone who's looking for a fight; it seems to sometimes be translated as "The Beautiful Troublemaker". And though we don't really know what the artist is thinking, there IS a sense that, as a concept, he wants to create something that hinges on provoking and angering his model. He's titled the work before creating it, after all. He wants adversity, but he also wants absolute control, and it's only when SHE turns the tables on him that things start to loosen up, that the work starts to take shape. And very naturalistically, too. We're seeing drawings and paintings being made IN REAL TIME, with long sequences that amount to scrapes-on-paper ASMR. We're seeing things they never show, and there's a beauty to that. I navigated the world of fine arts for a while and also served as a model, and the relationship here is totally believable. The awkwardness giving way to a mechanical process, where the body is just an object, a shape to be manipulated and reproduced. The model can be part of the creative process too, and bring ideas to the table. It all felt very real. I also like Jane Birkin's portrayal of the artist's wife and former model, again a person I think I met in the real world. She gives Marianne a warning at some point that seems to mean one thing, but means something additional once we start seeing reactions to the work. Ultimately, it's about artistic process - intellectually, physically, spiritually - and the toll it takes - ALSO intellectually, physically, spiritually. A four-hour, somewhat improvised, French epic loosely based on a Balzac short story seems a big ask, but it was totally worth the investment.
4 months 4 weeks ago
Public Enemy's avatar

Public Enemy

Drawing: The Movie

Critics claim it's as fun as watching paint dry.
10 years 3 months ago
rehimmel's avatar


Long Version Netflix Disk
3 years 5 months ago
rehimmel's avatar


Long Version Netflix Disk
3 years 5 months ago
Manaf's avatar


8 years 4 months ago
nicolaskrizan's avatar


master vs model

11 years 3 months ago
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