Sound On Sight Radio #190: Claire Denis / Academy Awards

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Claire Denis’ 35 Shots of Rum turned out to be 2009’s biggest movie – in film snob circles, that is. Since we’ve already discussed that film, Rick, Simon and special guest Olivier Creurer tackle three of Denis’ other acclaimed features – Beau Travail, Trouble Every Day, and L’Intrus – with varying degrees of success. And of course, some trophies of some kind were handed out this past weekend, so we might have occasion to talk about that too.

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  1. Walr7s says

    The Secret In Their Eyes is better than A Prophet and The White Ribbon. See it noob.

    1. Ricky says

      I’ll try to track it down! Thanks!

  2. Ricky D says

    yeah I really do think 35 Shots of Rum is her best film. I am going to sit down and finish Trouble Every Day but I am quite confident that I will still end up hating it.

  3. Tristan says

    The only three Claire Denis films I have seen are Trouble Every Day, Beau Travail, and 35 Shots of Rum. My least favorite of the three is Trouble Every Day, but I still loved that one. It’s actually the one I’ve seen most recently and I think it’s probably one of the most intense films I’ve seen in a long time. I liked the underlying tension of the film, but I can easily see why many people would dislike it. It takes a lot of patience to get through and the style of the film makes it seem like the audience is dropped in the middle of a real complicated, weird plot. As for Beau Travail and 35 Shots of Rum, I loved those films. I think i liked 35 Shots of Rum a tiny bit more.

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