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Thoughts on the work of François Ozon?

Old 02-14-04, 11:10 PM
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Thoughts on the work of François Ozon?

After having seen Swimming Pool and as I enjoy our little discussion of it here, I am growing more impressed with the job that François Ozon did making it. As such, I was thinking about looking into some more of his work. Anybody have any thoughts on any other of his films?

With a little help from IMDB, these are the movies that he has directed:

- 5x2 (upcoming)
- Swimming Pool
- 8 Women
- Under the Sand
- Water Drops On Burning Rocks
- Criminal Lovers
- X 2000
- Scènes de lit
- Sitcom
- See the Sea
- A Summer Dress
- Jospin s'éclaire
- La Petite mort
- Truth or Dare
- Une rose entre nous
- Victor
- Thomas reconstitué
- Deux plus un
- Peau contre peau
- Le Trou madame
- Une goutte de sang
- Mes parents un jour d'été
- Les Doigts dans le ventre
- Photo de famille

Thanks!
Old 02-15-04, 02:25 AM
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8 Women - total degradation for the best French actresses ever.
Under the Sand - his best film, but that is not saying much.
Water Drops on Burning Rocks - irredeemable pile.
Sitcom - I'd rather watch Gigli.

In other words, don't bother with Ozon. There are much, much better directors out that that are worth your time.
Old 02-15-04, 03:39 AM
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Ozon seems to want to do genre films but fails to impress me. 'Under the Sand' and 'See the Sea' are probably his best.

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