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What are the chances of that happening?

November 20, 2010

While watching Eric Rohmer’s Le Rayon vert (1986) with my daughter, I explained to her that the performances were largely improvised and that the film incorporated chance occurrences from the shoot.  “So”, she asked me, ” how come the ladies’ clothes keep slipping off their shoulders?”

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  1. Alex Clayton permalink
    April 4, 2011 6:45 pm

    Very astute observation! I’d not noticed this. And beautifully illustrated in the slide show. Given the film’s way of patterning its action so as to invite us to question the relationship between chance and design, this couldn’t be coincidence.

    Could it?

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