Talking Pictures: Screenwriters on the films of Eric Rohmer
Filmmaker, Winter 2001, v. 9, no. 2, pp. 42-43
In "Talking Pictures," author P.B. (Senior editor, Peter Bowen) describes the works of Eric Rohmer, a product of the French New Wave, as introduction to three brief discussions of elements of Rohmers work by screenwriters Ira Sachs, James Schamus, and Larry Gross.
Sachs discusses the tension that seems omnipresent in all of Rohmer's films, with characters that always seem on the verge of falling (in love, into melancholy, off their 'high horse'.)
Schamus discusses Rohmer's depiction of character in his films, with an example from Le rayon vert.
Gross discusses his teenage impressions of the Rohmer's My Night at Maud's.
ITEM 2001.104 – available for viewing in the Research Centre
Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited
My Night at Maud's – Eric Rohmer
Claire's Knee – Eric Rohmer
Chloe in the Afternoon – Eric Rohmer
The Aviator's Wife – Eric Rohmer
Le Beau Marriage – Eric Rohmer
Pauline at the Beach – Eric Rohmer
Summer – Eric Rohmer
Full Moon in Paris – Eric Rohmer
Boyfriends and Girlfriends – Eric Rohmer
Le rayon vert – Eric Rohmer