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In Topic: Musical Mondays Week 31 Umbrellas of Cherbourg

15 February 2018 - 02:14 PM

View Posttomspanks, on 15 February 2018 - 08:56 AM, said:


I was friends with 2 of my exes and still I can't see myself keeping in touch with them. You're just more mature than I am, lol.
Also, any interest in managing a gas station in the future?

I kept thinking throughout the whole movie "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, brought to you by Esso. Remember Esso for all your gas needs."

In Topic: Musical Mondays Week 31 Umbrellas of Cherbourg

15 February 2018 - 12:42 PM

View PostCam Bert, on 15 February 2018 - 08:47 AM, said:

Love interests with mustaches seems to a common theme in a lot of our Musical Monday movies.


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In Topic: Musical Mondays Week 31 Umbrellas of Cherbourg

14 February 2018 - 07:46 PM

View Postgrudlian., on 14 February 2018 - 05:48 PM, said:

I kind of agree with you. I obviously don't know much about French culture of the time, but think of it this way.

I think we all know teenage love generally doesn't last long no matter how much they claim it's going to last forever. Guy gets your only (underage?) daughter pregnant right before leaving for war. I mean, does anyone expect that relationship to last? Supposing Guy even comes back at all?

I don't like the choice the mother made but I guess I get it. Genevieve isn't the only girl in the 1950s to get sold off to the wealthiest suitor to come calling.

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In Topic: Musical Mondays Week 31 Umbrellas of Cherbourg

14 February 2018 - 10:31 AM

View PostCam Bert, on 14 February 2018 - 04:39 AM, said:

So this movie was all in French and I had to read the subtitles which were in Japanese so something could simply be lost in translation at some point, but there is one bit that confused me that hopefully somebody can clear up for me. When Genevieve is trying to decide between Roland and Guy the mother relates a story of her experience. It basically was along the lines of she was young and in love with a guy like Guy, but she married Genevieve's father instead and maybe wasn't as happy with him as she would have been with the first guy. Then she wants Genevieve to marry Roland because she doesn't want her to have regrets like she does. Is this accurate to what was said? The gist of it anyway? It seems to me if it is, isn't that a case for her to wait for Guy? The mother wants Genevieve to be happy, says she would have been more happy with her first suitor, and then urges Genevieve not to make the same mistake. That seems to point to "wait for Guy" not "take the safe bet"

I was thinking it was more like "I should have married the rich guy and had a comfortable life instead of marrying for love and being poor and struggling." She doesn't want to part with any of her belongings and she doesn't want to sell the shop either. Yet it's very odd that she sells the shop after Genevieve gets married. If she'd sold the shop earlier she wouldn't have struggled as much.

In Topic: Musical Mondays Week 31 Umbrellas of Cherbourg

14 February 2018 - 10:30 AM

View PostQuasar Sniffer, on 13 February 2018 - 09:33 AM, said:

I think you get to something that is ineffable about this movie. Most of the lyrics are simplistic conversational dialog, but set to the music, it becomes actually profound when presented cinematically. Maybe that's because it's in a language I don't understand, that I am projecting profundity onto it? Who knows. But that ineffability is also what makes the ending so, as you said, bittersweet. Guy has that white autoshop and a family, and Geneviève has a family and a secure life, but it's not with each other. With this quiet, beautiful image of the peaceful falling snow of this white garage, we are reminded that it took broken dreams to build that peaceful setting we are seeing. It's a beautiful realization of a dream nobody wanted, but that is still something heartfelt and genuine, something much more likely to lead to happiness than if Guy had died in Algeria or Geneviève and her mother were driven to destitution. You know, it's life, and it takes work. Holy shit, did I just convince myself that the thesis statement for this movie is "c'est la vie"? This movie is French as a cigarette-flavored croissant. Posted Image

Maybe "c'est la guerre"? Would Guy have had to go into the military if there wasn't a war on?