Wednesday, 27 June 2007
Favourite Scenes: LES PARAPLUIES DE CHERBOURG
It took a long time for me to get around to seeing Jacques Demy's Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg). The bright colours and musical concept just didn't appeal looking far too optimistic for my liking, but it is a perfect gem and as surprising as a butterfly with the weight of a brick.
With music from Michel LeGrand and dialogue/lyrics from Jacques Demy, the film flows effortlessly. My favourite scene in question is the ultimate and being the final scene, I don't wish to spoil proceedings aside from saying that every detail in the film supports it as if the entire narrative were a pyramid and at its' apex stands this scene.
If you have yet to see this film, it is essential viewing and I recommend avoiding background research as everything I have found has focused on the scene with which I reference. It's been years since I've seen this film, but it still lingers.
Here is the original trailer: