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In this issue of "The Filmmaker under the magnifying Glass" we go to the director who is considered to be the most brilliant filmmaker of the French New Wave. His works are very different from other New Wave filmmakers and at the same time he has been able to offer a unique form. The unique form that enables us to remember the spirit behind the images and get to know the director very quickly, after just a few minutes of watching the films he has made over 4 decades; Eric Roemer.

Eric Roemer's films are more about gestures and looks than they are about melodramatic action. And with the same approach, witty and shrewd and sometimes, they act as a purifier of sorrows. But there is an interesting point about these features of his Films; Although his work speaks to the concerns and feelings of ordinary people, it gives us very little, if any, information about the emotions and life and even the opinions of the man who made them.

Something like a riddle

Eric Roemer valued his privacy and personal life. He usually avoided giving personal information and answering reporters' non-artistic questions. He said two different things about his ID in two different places. He introduced his birthplace to one reporter and Nancy to others. We also have three different dates of his possible birth available; March 21, 1920, December 1, 1920, and April 4, 1923.

The filmmaker who made the film

Roemer graduated in Paris. He then went to war and was released when the journalist returned. Immersed in the works of Pascal, Diderot, Rousseau, Stendhal, Balzac, and Rambo, he considered literature to be far superior to cinema. Gradually, however, he began to sit and dance at the French Cinematheque, and after befriending passionate comedians such as Jean-Luc Godard, Franois Truffaut, Claude Chabrol, and Jacques Riot, began to critique the film and soften his views on cinema.

In 1950, he founded the short-lived La Gazette du Cinema. Then he soon joined the team of Kayeh Do Cinema and started working with Andre Bazen. Roemer was able to create a more eloquent writing style than his younger colleagues in Kaye Do Cinema, and so in 1956 he became their editor. He remained editor of Kaye Do Cinema until 1963, during which time he pursued a research project on Hitchcock's work with Chabrol, and at the same time began making short films using the "Camera Stylo" technique; A technique that tries to use the camera as a pen.

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Small Beginnings

Roemer made his first short film, The Diary of a villain, in 1950 with a borrowed camera, and continued to make films for a decade, relying on the help of his comrades. Godard co-produced and assisted in the production of "Presentation or Charlotte and Stick" and "Cruiser Sonata". Chabrol also co-produced "Veronica" and "The Sign of the Lion." Despite all these efforts, Roemer remained anonymous for a long time. Until about 1966, when he finally found his place in cinema and gained an audience and attention, he was generally at home, studying the works of his favorite writers and filmmakers.

Focusing on collections

Roemer is best known for the series of films he produced between 1963 and 1998. In essence, he considers his collections as novels. "I did not know how to write these stories well enough," he said. And that's why he turned it into their movie. The stories in the six-part series of moral stories are inspired by Morenau's "Rise: The Song of Two Men" and focus on the subject of "a man who meets another woman just at the moment of commitment." Romer tried. In the film, portray something that previously seemed alien to the medium of cinema. By doing so, he intended to express the emotions that are buried deep in the consciousness of his audience. So in "Monsoon Baker Girl" and "Burning Profession" he adopted a conversational filmmaking style that became the strong point of his work. Did not experience business success. And until he was nominated for two Academy Awards for "My Night with Mood" and made "Claire's Knee" and "Afternoon Love," he never received widespread critical acclaim for any of his films. p>

Roemer once revealed: "The interesting thing for me is to show how people's imagination works." And the realization that obsession can be a constant reflection of external reality can be supported by the second series of his films, "Aviator Wife (1980)", "Good Marriage (1981)", "Pauline on the Beach (1983)", " The Full Moon in Paris (1984), "The Green Ray (1986)" and "L'ami de mon amie (1987)". There is something between Mario and a normal episode of "Friends". And Romer's characters are the dumbest, most worthless, and most pitiful figures to appear on the silver screen. He even claimed that 90% of the conversations were pure Arajif. But even Adier surrendered to the "Four Seasons" series of films and acknowledged their importance.

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Roemer also created a number of valuable adaptations. Both The Marquis O (1976) and the telefilm Katherine Heilbronn (1980) are based on texts by Heinrich von Kleist. "Percival Wales (1978)" and "The Romance of Asteri and Celadon (2007)" are also adapted by Curtin de Troyes (12th century French poet) and Honor Dorfe (16th century novelist), respectively.

Roemer was much more experimental during the making of these works, using digital technologies in works such as "The Duke and the Maiden (2001)" to recreate the glory of the time the film was intended to depict.

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Despite occasional naturalism and a delicious sense of ambiguity, dominance was never arbitrary in Romer's films. He often put his non-professional actors in extensive and lengthy rehearsals and revised the script with the emergence of New ideas. At the location, he preferred to choose a sequence for filming according to the weather and time of day, and proceeded quickly (two or three shots) with a small production team.

Roemer made films about humans, not the fictional characters we are supposed to see in a film. Was accused of conservatism and chauvinism. Unlike most French New Wave filmmakers, his political leanings seem to be somewhat right-wing. But the image he showed of himself seldom departed from an educated, optimistic, and, of course, somewhat narcissistic bourgeois. Few people were as aware of the changing social relations of the time as he was. In addition, his films avoid making moral judgments about the characters or their problems. This lack of avoidance seems to have been pursued consciously and persistently, and has given a lot of value to his films. As a result, we do not usually end up with a neat end that drives the audience out of the auditorium.

Truffaut considered Roemer a miniaturist, and in his view this master miniaturist was one of the greatest directors in the history of cinema. But more interesting than Truffaut's exact description, we can recall the dialogue of Arthur Penn's "Night Motion (1975)". Elsewhere in the film, Susan Clark, the story's betrayed wife, asks Shimos if he would like to see "My Night with Mao." His honest answer is very interesting. "I do not think I like it very much," he says. I once saw one of Romer's films. It was like sitting and watching the paint dry.

Now with that detail, if you think you are ready to explore motion in a filmmaker whose films are known as" slow ", or you can do" action " Draw out of the dialogues of the characters sitting in the chair and sunbathing, and determined to understand the subtle humor of Romer's work, we can introduce you to the fifteen films listed below.

1) The Bakery Girl of Monso Girl of Monceau)

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  • Product: 1963
  • Duration: 23 minutes
  • Cast: Bart Schroeder, Claudine Sobrie, Michelle Girardon
  • Raton Tomitoz score: 100 out of 100
  • IMDb users rating for the movie: 7.3 out of 10

First The work of "moral stories" is very simple, elegant and attractive. This film shows what path Romer started and what style of production he has in his filmmaking; Naturalistic cinematography, ironic first person voice and incomprehensible imagery. A law student (played by Barbat Schroeder, who later became the producer and director himself), with passionate eyes, prepares lots of bread, sweets, and sugar cookies every day to attract the attention of the green-baked bakery girl who works in a strange Parisian bakery. Draw. But is he really interested in that girl or is he just having a sweet, fleeting atmosphere?

2) Suzanne's Career

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  • Product: 1963
  • Duration: 55 minutes
  • Cast: Katherine C., Diane Wilkinson, Philip Bozan
  • Raton Tomitoz Score: 73 out of 100
  • IMDb users rating for the movie: 7 out of 10

Bertrand spends his time in an unusually hostile and jealous friendship with his college friend Guillaume. But when Guillaume seems to have an enchanting relationship with Susan, an independent girl, he pursues them with displeasure and jealousy. Roemer's second "moral story," with 16mm black-and-white filming and a strong sense of Paris of the 1960s, is an astonishing portrait of youthful simplicity and intricate friendships and romance. My Night at Mood Maud's)

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  • Product: 1969
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Actors: Franois Fabian, Jean-Louis Trentinian, Marie-Christine Barrow
  • Raton Tomitoz score: 95 out of 100
  • IMDb users rating for the movie: 7.9 out of 10

Third The film is part of Romer's "Ethical Tales" series, which is also his first international success, "My Night with Maud." The film revolves around a serious young Catholic engineer who, in the days leading up to Christmas, encounters a crossroads of luck and choice in his life. While he is accustomed to a single life, and after years of living abroad, he finds himself between a woman he has met by chance and a woman he has never met but instinctively believes is his ideal woman. The focus of the film is what we see in the title of the film. Jean-Louis Trinity spends the night with an attractive divorced woman and shares ideas about philosophy and life with her. Pascal's thoughts on the circular and brilliant discussions that take place about religion, marriage, and free will have influenced this night's conversation.

4) The collector (La collectionneuse)

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  • Product: 1967
  • Duration: <87 minutes
  • Actors: Heidi Politiev, Patrick Buchau, Daniel Pomeror and
  • Raton Tomitoz Score: 80 Out of 100
  • IMDb users rate for the movie: 7.4 out of 10

Ethical stories are full of useless and insecure men who find Ethical justifications insist on their self-centered behaviors. But none of Romer's male characters can be as descriptive as two bohemian men (an art dealer and an experimental painter). The two, who have traveled to a summer house on the Riviera for a quiet rest, meet a young and attractive woman in this space, who is considered a threat to their peace. Romer and his cameraman Nestor Almendros subtly transformed the "collector" from a psychological study into a set of mirrors using 35mm color film and other devices to harness the rich natural light of the environment. The film's cheerful palette is full of seductive golden hues and deep blue at night to show very clearly how exciting and cruel Romer is harassing his heroes. This film was a turning point for the director and his collection.

5) Claire's Knee

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  • Product: 1970
  • Duration: 105 minutes
  • Cast: Lawrence de Monagan, Beatrice Roman, Jean-Claude Beriali and
  • Raton Tomitoz Score: 96 out of 100
  • Score IMDb users to the movie: 7.6 out of 10

Of all the male protagonists in "moral stories" who are tempted and hesitant in their relationship, the most likely protagonist is "Claire Knee" At the very least, he has a sense of empathy or understanding of the spectator. Because the protagonist of this film is a generation older than Claire, and Clare inadvertently attracts his interest. Jean-Claude Briali is a vague young man who plays Jerome. Somewhat self-satisfied, he is approaching middle age, and his firm decision to marry his longtime girlfriend is shaken by a sudden encounter with young Clare. Jerome's habit of recounting his work in a selfish manner reveals Roemer's belief that the protagonists of "moral stories" consider themselves the protagonists of a novel and narrate their lives as they did in the past for themselves and others. The dark depths of Jerome's character contrast with the brilliant images filmed by Nestor Almendros. Almendros creates this contrast using the palette previously used by Paul Gauguin.

6) Love in the Afternoon

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  • Product: 1972
  • Duration: 105 minutes
  • Cast: Zuzo, Bernard Verley, Franois Verley and
  • Raton Tomitoz Score: 91 out of 100
  • IMDb users rate the movie: 7.7 out of 10

Bourgeois business manager Frederick, though, with his beloved wife, Helen, expecting their second child But he can not get rid of the multitude of Parisian women he sees every day. He spends his days fantasizing with these women, until Chloe (played by Zuzo)'s enters the story and poses the first real threat to Frederick's marriage. The final part of Roemer's "Moral Tales" series is a subtle and vivid story that leads to the most intense emotional moment of the whole series.

7) The Marquise of O

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  • Product: 1976
  • Duration: <102 minutes
  • Actors: Edith Chlor, Bruno Ganz, Eric Romer and/
  • Raton Tomitoz Score: 85 Out of 100
  • IMDb users rate for the film: 7.1 out of 10

Roemer based on a novel by Heinrich von Kleist Written in 1808, he followed the great success of his "moral stories" by blatantly deviating from his previous experiences of changing values and moral lines in contemporary France. Like the novel, the film begins with the publication of a notable newspaper advertisement signed by the Marquis, in which he announces that he is pregnant and wants the man in charge of the pregnancy to reveal his identity. While accidental encounters automatically lead the protagonists of moral stories to examine their consciences, here the fate of the Marquis is forced to confront both his own senses and the prejudices of his day. Romer and Nestor Almendros made the film very spectacular with rich references to German romantic painting, taking the film's locations to West Germany and using all-German actors.

8) Perceval le Gallois h2>

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  • Product: 1978
  • Duration: 140 minutes
  • Cast: Edith Chlor, Bruno Ganz, Eric Romer and
  • Ratten Tomitoz: 89 out of 100
  • IMDb users rate for the movie: 6.9 out of 10

"Percival Wales" masterpiece Undisputed Eric Roemer and one of the most original, daring and accurate films in the history of cinema. However, it has been underestimated and abandoned by the common people and many of Romer's supporters. Of course, many moviegoers and film academics have realized the value of film and have considered it a sacred place in their list of films. The film is a literal adaptation of the epic poem of the twelfth-century poet Curtin de Troyes. As much as it surprised some of its viewers, of course, it also received negative comments. But both fans and opponents of Percival use the following adjectives to describe her: naive, primitive, childish, dramatic, extraordinary, confusing, old-fashioned, anti-cinematic, postmodern, and literary.

9) The Aviator's Wife)

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  • Product: 1981
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  • Duration: 104 minutes
  • Cast: Anne Lor Murray, Marie River, Philip Marlowe and
  • Raton Tomitoz Score: 90 out of 100
  • IMDb Users Rating Movie: 7.5 out of 10

The first part of the "Comedies and Proverbs" series is the film "Aviator Woman". The film is taken from the proverb "You can not think of anything" and follows the story of a young couple who spend all their time thinking and analyzing the actions of the other party. The film revolves around several episodes of misunderstanding and misunderstanding between a young woman and her young lover. To start this New series, Eric Romer returned to the 16mm film. A choice that makes the film more dynamic and gives the "aviator woman" the feeling of a Parisian semi-documentary.

10) Pauline at the beach

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  • Product: 1983
  • Duration: > 94 minutes
  • Cast: Amanda Langley, Ariel Dembasel, Pascal Gregor and
  • Raton Tomitoz score: 93 out of 100
  • IMDb users rating for the movie: 7.3 out of 10

One of Romer's most accessible movies is "Pauline on the Beach". The film focuses on a period and the emotional relationships of the four members of that period who are on vacation. . . . .

11) (A Good Marriage)

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  • : 1982
  • : 97
  • :
  • : 85 100
  • IMDb : 7 10

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12) (Full Moon in Paris)

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  • : 1984
  • : 102
  • :
  • : 100 100
  • IMDb : 7.4 10
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13) (The Green Ray)

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  • : 1986
  • : 98
  • :
  • : 93 100
  • IMDb : 7.7 10

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14) (LAmi de mon amie)

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  • : 1987
  • : 98
  • :
  • : 100 100
  • IMDb : 7.6 10

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15) (A Summers Tale)

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  • : 1996
  • : 98
  • :
  • : 98 100
  • IMDb : 7.6 10

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