Wednesday, 11 September 2013

THROTTLE BACK: LES DIABOLIQUES (DVD) - FAREWELL, MY QUEEN (BOOK)








LES DIABOLIQUES
Made in 1954
 Henri-Georges Clouzot
With : Simone Signoret, Vera Clouzot and Paul Meurisse
Suitable for 12 years and over 

A sadistic headmaster,
A commanding and mistreated mistress,
A sickly wife.
A chilling trio in a provincial and claustrophobic boarding school…

Les “diaboliques” is the first French “horror” film ever made. 





FAREWELL, MY QUEEN

Chantal Thomas



1810, in exile in Vienna, Agathe-Sidonie, Queen Marie-Antoinette’s reader recounts Versailles:  its splendour, its court and those days, those last few days before the escape, before the worst…

50 comments:

  1. Thank you for your suggestions, Sixte. I will try to watch the film and read the book. Rosa

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    1. Good. I am sure you will love them...Best, Sixte

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  2. Where can I find this DVD? Has it got the English subtitles, please? Thanks, Eve

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    1. Of course Eve, my selection has English subtitles.If you are in London, VIDEO CITY (117 Notting hill Gate), has a fabulous choice of French film to rent or to buy. Otherwise, any Amazon really...Best, Sixte

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    2. Thanks, Sixte. I will go there. What do I need to do to become a member if this video shop, please? Eve

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    3. Oh nothing Eve. Just your address. You will see they are very nice and helpful. Best, Sixte

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  3. Thank you Sixte for your cultural input. Janice

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  4. Nice choices for this weekend. I like French films. Céline

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  5. I don't like horrors, but I will have a go. Joanna

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    1. Don't worry Joanna. It is not really an "horror" film. It is like a good Hitchcok film. Best, Sixte

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  6. Did you like the film and the book, Sixte? Val

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    1. Of course Val. Everything I put in my blog is tested (the recipes, the activities for the children, the books, the films, the music...). I put all my favorites, so yes, I have seen les diaboliques (recently), and read the book. To be honest, in French though...Best, Sixte

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  7. Oh, Sixte, you feed us and develop us intellectually as well. You are great! Holly

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  8. Thanks for your book choice. I always liked the historical books. Kelly

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  9. Very promissing viewing and interesting read for this weekend. Thanks Sixte. Louisa

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  10. I am going to the Video City today to get this DVD. Ta, Fiona

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    1. Perfect. You will see, they have an impressive choice of French films. Best, Sixte

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  11. I am a big fan of French cinematografy. I will try to rent/ buy Les Diaboliques. Thanks. Avni

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  12. Hey Sixte, you have organised my weekend. Good book and an interesting video. Thank you very much. Lucy

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  13. A great and cruel suspense-thriller. There is no music! Wonderful play from Simone Signiret. Loved it! Wendy

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    1. I did not notice about the music though, well done Wendy...Best, Sixte

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  14. It is a nails biting movie. A classic. Worth watching. Beata

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    1. Good Beata, I am pleased you liked it...Best, Sixte

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  15. Great film. Quite tense. Enjoyed it a lot. Pauline

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  16. An excellent, gripping thriller. Thanks Sixte. Yvonne

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  17. A fantastic French classic thriller. Enjoyed it very much. Felicity

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    1. Good. I am pleased you enjoyed it Felicity. Sixte

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  18. Perfect thriller, very well played. Kelly

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  19. A film of quality. A very tense and twisted story. Delia

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  20. This film was a revelation. Cheers, Maddie

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  21. Great French film. Very engaging. Miriam

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  22. Well made thriller. Enjoyed watching it with my boyfriend. Heather

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    1. Thank you Heather. It's always nice to have a boyfriend close to you while watching a thriller...Best, Sixte

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  23. Enjoyed the film and Simone Signoret was great.
    Merci beaucoup. Brenda

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    1. De rien Brenda. Yes, Simone Signoret was such a great actress. I recommend you to watch "Casque d'or" and "Room a the top". She played incredibly well as well in those films. Best, Sixte

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  24. I was really scared watching the family. It was good. Eve

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    1. It's good to be scared...sometimes...Best, Sixte

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