Friday, June 10, 2016

Forgotten Movies: LA PISCINE



I saw A BIGGER SPLASH recently and I liked it enough to search out the original French film from 1969 LA PISCINE. There may be more sensual movies but I've not seen them. Nearly the entire film centers around a swimming pool. Romy Schneider and Alain Delon play the couple, whose ideal world is turned upside down by the arrival of her ex-lover and his daughter. (Ronet and Birkin). The remake is better in some aspects, the original in others. Both are gorgeous but the original much more so. Tilda Swinton is too androgynous to be a good Romy Schneider stand-in IMHO. And no one is more gorgeous than Alain Delon.

7 comments:

Sergio (Tipping My Fedora) said...

BIGGER SPLASH rather than BOUNCE, surely? :) I saw it, liked it a lot, and didn't even realise it was a remake of the 60's film until I watched the end credits (which I think is a compliment to them or a sad reflection on my fading memory)

pattinase (abbott) said...

Somehow this got away from me. Supposed to go up Tuesday. I liked both and they were very much the same and very different.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I haven't seen it but I certainly agree about Tilda Swinton.

Todd Mason said...

Anne Billson caught this in a theater early this year,,,so I was introduced to it from this review: http://socialistjazz.blogspot.com/2016/05/tuesdays-overlooked-films-andor-other.html

pattinase (abbott) said...

Still can't decide which I liked more!

Margot Kinberg said...

I have to admit, I've not seen this, Patti. But I do know what you mean about Swinton. She is absolutely beautiful, isn't she?

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