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Re: Water Lilies

Postby fish » Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:30 am

snaps wrote:...10 years...

Where has the time gone? :shock:

Lovely pic of the girls Snapsie. Is it a "new" one?
Lovely clip too. :Y

I agree with your thoughts about a favourite scene.
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Re: Water Lilies

Postby Owen » Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:22 am

Coincidentally, I rewatched it last week, showing it to a friend. She was the first one of three to whom I showed it to like it.

Never seen the picture before too. It's amusing how they are placed as to pose for a promotional photo, but seem out of character.

snaps wrote:I think the fortuitous actual peak weather conditions contributed very much to the sense of 'heat' / 'passion', humidity and dizzy breathy airlessness conveyed in the film.

snaps wrote:The choice of Cergy-Pontoise (Sciammas birthplace) as the backdrop is poignant. The concrete and glass 'new-town' with its prissy rusting swimming pool: the pointless phallic columns of the Aix, social housing of hen coops, a post-war planners wet dream which failed to take into account the emotional aspirations of the generation of older Parisians who didn't move there - but grew up there.

Wow, I like your analysis (except for the "phallic" part: if so, shouldn't every cylinder be phallic, or even every tree?) and how it ties the seemengly atemporal atmosphere with actual social conditions and locations.

As for the favorite scene, I don't know, it's hard to take a pick. The most interesting scene for me is the defloration one, because of the reactionary way it's handled. It's like pointing a finger to the viewer and a fortiori to the lesbian "community" who expect some obligatory landmarks to a love relationship.
I tend to think more in terms of striking image/movement. There are lots of them; it's actually a feature of Sciamma's work, and I could choose also from Girlhood (not from Tomboy because I almost forgot it).
My favorite track from the OST is Sunless. The weariness of growing up.
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Re: Water Lilies

Postby fish » Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:35 am

Owen wrote:...Never seen the picture before too...

That's the really amusing thing.
Just like FÅ, someone has been "hiding" all these "new" pics for years.
Gives me inspiration to go looking for them, I guess. *:)* :T :lol:


Hey Snapsie.
You seem to have an Instagram fan by the looks of this post. :shock: 8) :lol:

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