[REL] The River AKA Le Fleuve (1951)

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Re: [REL] The River AKA Le Fleuve (1951)

Postby Debaser » Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:17 pm  0 likes

Thanks Ghost.

How very strange.
I released this not so long ago, and added pictures from the blogspot.

I remember vividly, im not going mad.. honest lol
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Re: [REL] The River AKA Le Fleuve (1951)

Postby ghost » Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:20 pm  0 likes

strange.... but i can't find another post.

Why not posting the pictures again? ;)
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Re: [REL] The River AKA Le Fleuve (1951)

Postby Debaser » Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:32 pm  0 likes

but i can't find another post


Me neither, but I can remember it vividly, mainy because it took a good while to decide which images to display.

Im not upset :) , I just thought it was worth mentioning.
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Re: [REL] The River AKA Le Fleuve (1951)

Postby billanben » Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:30 pm  3 likes

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Re: [REL] The River AKA Le Fleuve (1951)

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[REL] The River (1951)

Postby starfish21 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:23 pm  17 likes

The River(1951)

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The quality of this is remarkable,considering it's over 60 years old,they've done an amazing job on the restoration(though personally i can't figure out why)
it's also available on blueray.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043972/

Three teenage girls are living in Bengal (India) near a big river : Harriet is the oldest child of a big family of English settlers. Valerie is the unique daughter of an American industrialist. Melanie has an American father and an Indian mother. One day, a man arrives. He will be the first love of the three girls.

I believe that both Karina and Gabridl are slightly off when they say that the film is supposed to depict post-independence India. I don't believe this is true and, therefore, Renoir cannot be taken to task for not covering India's independence struggles. Although the film was made post-independence (1951), it does not cover the period of independence itself (late 1930s to actual independence in 1947). Remember, that the film is a "memory film" and is based on the autobiography of Rumer Godden, who was born in 1907. The adult narrator is a grown-up Harriet. A grown-up Harriet in 1951 would be speaking of an earlier time--probably sometime in the 1920s--that was a more peaceful time for the English colonial inhabitants. The clothing and hairstyles can't be used to indicate when the film takes place. Harriet's blue sack of a dress would have been worn by any 13 year-old girl from the 1920 through the 1940s. And Valerie's rather unkempt and flowing hair could be anytime, too.

As for Melanie having an Indian accent. I don't believe that it was ever said that Melanie was educated in England. I believe that the film says she was educated in a convent, and there were certainly convent schools in India in the 1920s. I find it interesting that when it is said that Melanie will probably marry Anil, an understanding that they have had since childhood, she is still wearing her convent uniform. When she develops a crush on Captain John, she starts to wear saris, maybe hoping to attract him through the exotic.

All in all, a beautiful, lyrical film that should not be missed.

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Re: [REL]The River(1951)

Postby plonkah » Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:50 pm  0 likes

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Re: [REL]The River(1951)

Postby ptguardian » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:27 pm  0 likes

starfish21 wrote:The quality of this is remarkable,considering it's over 60 years old,they've done an amazing job on the restoration(though personally i can't figure out why)
it's also available on blueray.


Not so remarkable considering most movies shot on actual film have higher resolution than what is considered High Definition today. 35 mm is what The River was shot on and to a lot of people this is considered a great film including 'The Criterion Collection'. They always do great restorations. viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7721&hilit=The+Criterion+Collection so no surprise that it has a great picture.

I have the DVD of The River and I also have a nice Blu-ray rip, for some reason I never considered releasing it? It is a good film that I have enjoyed many times.

Thanks for the release Starfish. :cool
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Re: [REL]The River(1951)

Postby mimzy » Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:24 am  1 likes

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