Critical Writing Index

Talking Pictures: Screenwriters on the films of Eric Rohmer

by Peter Bowen, Ira Sachs and James Schamus

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'sEric Rohmer

Claire's KneeEric Rohmer

Chloe in the AfternoonEric Rohmer

The Aviator's WifeEric Rohmer

Le Beau MarriageEric Rohmer

Pauline at the BeachEric Rohmer

SummerEric Rohmer

Full Moon in ParisEric Rohmer

Boyfriends and GirlfriendsEric Rohmer

Le rayon vertEric Rohmer