It was so stylized and affecting. But it seems to have been forgotten.
Does Anyone Remember The 1981 French Film "Diva"
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It was the epitome of cool for me and my friends when it came out. But even a few years later I could see many flaws. I still love "La Wally" which the film introduced me to.
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QUI EST VOUS?
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My husband loves this film. The NuArt theater in Santa Monica has the film poster hanging in its lobby.
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The aria recorded in it haunted me for years and years.
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I haven't thought of that film in years, but I absolutely adored it when it came out!
I should get out my snorkel and mask, and use them when chopping onions.
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I remember it. Glitzy, some good action scenes, all the trappings of art, except art.
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It does bring back memories of a very specific time in my life.
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the boy was hot
|by Anonymous||reply 8||08/20/2013|
Forgotten? Not by me.
The soundtrack is one of my all time favorites.
The movie is a classic. I own it on DVD. So deserves a blue ray edition.
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Hollywood threatened to do a remake in the early 90s with Diana Ross as the diva. Fortunately, nothing came of it.
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I'd like to see it remade today.
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I saw the movie back in the mid-80s, at an art theater in Columbus, OH, when it had already been out for a few years. LOVED it. I bought the DVD a few weeks ago. Saw it in a bargain bin for $6. Very worth the money. Also introduced me to La Wally. I don't know if it's a great movie, but it's very stylized and a lot of fun to watch.
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Isn't it based on an incident involving Jessye Norman?
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I didn't think so, the novelette predates her career
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Jessye was, um, huge in Europe from the early 70s on.
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R11, I hope they don't decide to do a remake now with Beyoncé (I can't sing so my sister hides behind the stage at concerts and sings my vocal parts) Knowles.
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I could see it being redone with Jennifer Hudson.
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"And some women find police work dull!"
|by Anonymous||reply 18||08/20/2013|
This is my favorite film!!! The scene where the woman gets off the morning commuter train and she is barefoot and trying to blend in, freaked me out. It's one of the most suspenseful movies I've ever seen; great score; incredible cinematography.
A few years later I read the novel and it is not nearly as good. It has a few of the same characters but the plot is entirely different.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||08/21/2013|
indeed, the images are so powerful in the film, the novelette was merely good.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||08/21/2013|
One of my favorite movies. Criterion should do a version. Remember Frederic Andrei played the French boy who romanced Jo when the Facts of Life girls invaded France?
I read all the books by Delacorta. They really are fun, breezy little novels, good beach reads. "Diva" is actually the third book.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||08/22/2013|
Great film, great music! It should have been the start of a fantastic singing acting career for The Diva, but sadly Wilhelminia Wiggins-Fernandez was a nitwit who came across as borderline retarded in interviews. I do hope she's still singing somewhere, though. ☺
|by Anonymous||reply 22||08/22/2013|
Loved it, you can see the clip with the beautiful aria on YouTube. Too bad about WWF, she was mesmerizing while performing that aria!
|by Anonymous||reply 23||08/22/2013|
I always remember the piano piece as the love song for real Silver and Jeremy on AMC.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||08/22/2013|
Ca pue l'essence!
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