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Éric Rohmer
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Six Moral Tales

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"Pourquoi filmer une histoire quand on peut l'écrire ? Pourquoi l'écrire quand on va la filmer ? L'idée de ces Contes m'est venue à un âge ou je ne savais pus encore si je serais cinéaste. Si j'en ai fait des films c'est parce que je n'ai pas réussi à les écrire. Et si d'une certaine façon il est vrai que je les ai écrits - sous la forme même où on va les lire - c'est uniq ...more
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Published by Frederick Ungar (first published March 1st 1998)
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Bambi
I think I just added Eric Rohmer to my list of favorite writers..Although I ought to read it in its original as well. The way he writes is very simple and clear cut, and sometimes the reader may think he know exactly what awaits the character in the end..but then the writer brings out a twist on the very last page, the very last paragraph and blows your mind with his ideas.
I was also very smitten with all the inner thoughts of the characters, the way their worldviews are described and the thoug
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Tosh
So I am gathering that the stories came out first, then the films. I have only seen one of the Moral Tales, the one about the girl at the Bakery. First of all, it's a drag that this collection of short stories are not easily out there in bookstores. As far as I know it's part of the Critierion DVD box set of "Six Moral Tales."

Hell, get the whole box set just for the book alone. It's very French in that all the characters are consistently talking out their thoughts, problems, etc. Not exactly th
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Ffiamma
per me il cinema senza rohmer non sarebbe stato la stessa cosa. nei suoi film succede poco ma si parla molto- i dialoghi sono quasi sempre arguti e avvincenti. i sei racconti morali sono questo: buona letteratura detta (anche) con le immagini.
da vedere e rivedere.
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Éric Rohmer (born Jean-Marie Maurice Scherer) is a French film director and screenwriter. He is regarded as a key figure in the post-war New Wave cinema and is a former editor of influential French film journal Cahiers du cinéma.

Scherer fashioned his pseudonym from the names of two famous artists: actor and director Erich von Stroheim and writer Sax Rohmer, author of the Fu Manchu series.

Rohmer wa
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