From Roger Ebert’s blog, a wonderful remembrance of the director who died today. Nesselson brings up the point that actually, most of the prominent French New Wave directors are still alive (with the exceptions of Truffaut, my favorite director ever, and Malle). This is that sad kind of realization moment where: in the forseeable future, they’re all going to be gone, too, and all we’ll have left are the films they’ve already made.
A few years ago, when the Six Moral Tales were released in a beautiful Criterion box set, I spent some time with them. Beautiful movies, and more than that, meaningful movies that leave you with more questions than answers, but remind you that life is wonderful. It’s unfortunate this is what reminded me to take a look at Rohmer’s other work.