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April 3, 2004
I appreciated Susan King's long and positive article on Jean-Paul Rappeneau's wonderful film "Bon Voyage" ("Revisiting a Fateful Time in 1940 France," March 22). I was sorry that the only negative note in the entire piece was her gratuitous observation that I had a "bad French accent." Perhaps if she had noticed that I was not playing an American journalist as she reported but an English journalist, and speaking French with the cadences of an Englishman, she might have been more charitable.
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April 3, 2004
I appreciated Susan King's long and positive article on Jean-Paul Rappeneau's wonderful film "Bon Voyage" ("Revisiting a Fateful Time in 1940 France," March 22). I was sorry that the only negative note in the entire piece was her gratuitous observation that I had a "bad French accent." Perhaps if she had noticed that I was not playing an American journalist as she reported but an English journalist, and speaking French with the cadences of an Englishman, she might have been more charitable.
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March 22, 2004 | Susan King
"Sophisticated farce in high style" may be an accurate description of the French film "Bon Voyage," but it somehow doesn't do it justice. Intrigue, murder, betrayal, Nazis, spies and scientists on the lam make a heady cocktail -- especially when you consider it's based on real events.
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March 22, 2004 | Susan King
"Sophisticated farce in high style" may be an accurate description of the French film "Bon Voyage," but it somehow doesn't do it justice. Intrigue, murder, betrayal, Nazis, spies and scientists on the lam make a heady cocktail -- especially when you consider it's based on real events.
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May 17, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Gerard Depardieu, star of the European blockbuster film "Cyrano," will travel to Moscow next month to promote the movie featuring what some critics say is his best performance. "Cyrano" is vying for the coveted Gold Palm award at this year's Cannes Film Festival. It stars Depardieu as the long-nosed dreamer who breathes his passion and poetry into the empty head of a simple soldier to woo the beautiful Roxanne.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 1991 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
A Nose for Controversy: French Culture Minister Jack Lang and director Jean-Paul Rappeneau have lined up with actor Gerard Depardieu in the controversy over remarks about rape attributed to him in Time magazine. Depardieu was quoted as saying he participated in the first of many gang rapes at age 9, calling it normal behavior in his neighborhood.
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May 21, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
American director David Lynch's "Wild at Heart," a bloody, sexually explicit black comedy, won the the Golden Palm award today at the 43rd Cannes film festival, a decision which drew a mixture of boos and whoops of delight from the audience. French actor Gerard Depardieu won the first Best Actor award of his career for his leading role in Jean-Paul Rappeneau's "Cyrano de Bergerac."
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May 14, 1990 | From Reuters
British actor Dirk Bogarde made a long-awaited return to the cinema screen today as the lead in French director Bertrand Tavernier's "Daddy Nostalgie," but said it could be the last film in his long career. "It was a great, great moment for me, and I think the last. I'm not interested in other things," Bogarde told journalists after the premiere.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 1990 | KEVIN THOMAS
1--"The Travelling Players" and "Landscape in the Mist." A pair of vintage Theo Angelopoulos films that finally received theatrical release this year. Both are shimmering, mystical journeys involving the severe dislocations of war, betrayal and revolution and its survivors' resulting quest for identity and meaning. 2--"Life and Nothing But."
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May 17, 1996 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jean-Paul Rappeneau's "The Horseman on the Roof" is a superb example of the classic European period romance, based on the third novel of Jean Giono's celebrated Stendhal-like Horseman cycle. It has an impossibly handsome hero and an equally beautiful heroine, takes place against gorgeously photographed landscapes, and moves at a galloping pace accompanied by appropriately tempestuous bursts of music.
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December 18, 1990 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The glorious new "Cyrano de Bergerac" (opening today at the Royal) brings together the right man--Gerard Depardieu--at the right time of his life and career with one of the juiciest roles in European drama, one he was born to play. And with precisely the right nose. What could be a better harbinger of the pleasures to come than the perfection of this Cyrano's nose?
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March 26, 2004 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
In a vast Paris movie palace a glittering premiere of a comedy is taking place with the formally dressed audience laughing at every joke. The camera picks up the one person not joining in the merriment, a beautiful but tense young woman sitting in a box seat in the dead center of the balcony. She makes furtive glances at an older man (Nicolas Pignon) glowering at her from a seat in the orchestra below.
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