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RIP Eric Rohmer

January 11, 2010

He was known for using plenty of words, but the pictures told the story, and what stories they told.

More from Glenn Kenny and David HudsonDave Kehr has an obituary which is a pretty good rundown of Rohmer’s career.

And here’s one more. Sorry about the double subtitles, but this is a clip of the great opening sequence of Rohmer’s “Love in the Afternoon” (sometimes called “Chloe in the Afternoon” to avoid confusion with the Billy Wilder romantic comedy). It starts out like classic Rohmer and ends with a bit of sci-fi.

The breathtaking cinematography here is by the late Nestor Almendros. Whatever you do, when you see this one, get the Criterion version.

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