RohmerCast presented by Oeuvre Busters!

Share

Season Two Premiere: La Collectionneuse

Season 6, Ep. 1

Welcome to the SEASON TWO PREMIERE of RohmerCast, the podcast about Éric Rohmer: his films, his working methods, and anything else we want to talk about related to Éric Rohmer.


In our fifth episode we discuss La Collectionneuse (1967), his (second) first feature. This leads to the following tangents: coming up with a theme song for the show, the idea of a fictionalized documentary, the sound of the birds, direct sound as an aesthetic choice, intentionally with shooting ratio, Rohmer in relation to the Nouvelle Vague, comparisons to Bresson, the cognitive dissonance between image and voiceover, the objectification of Haydee, and achieving perfection in a single bound.


At the time of release, this movie can be streamed on the Criterion Channel @criterioncollection (and is generally fairly accessible).


Listen wherever you listen to podcasts (or go to RohmerCast.com).

 

#ericrohmer #frenchnewwave #cinema #nouvellevague #filminstagram #filmtwitter #frenchcinema #cinephile #criterioncollection @criterioncollection @metrograph @mubi #podcast #filmpodcast @filmforum


Clip from 'Magnolia (1999)' property of New Line Cinema.


More Episodes

10/21/2022

BONUS: White Elephant Art Vs. Termite Art!

Hi!While you all eagerly await the announcement of our second season, we thought we'd re-share Shaun's appearance on Oeuvre Busters, the podcast that launched this feed and got some fun attention last week.On the ep, Shaun goes into full 'cool teacher' mode, taking us through Manny Farber's theory. It's a fun listen, and we hope you enjoy it!We'll be back in soon with announcements about season 2!--This week, based on a question from a listener, we sat down with filmmaker pal Shaun Seneviratne to talk about Manny Farber's influential theory of White Elephant Art and Termite Art. We talk about what the theory means, whether one type is good or bad, and whether Batman films are an elephant or termite. Finally, we discuss Liam's solo record, Neon Elephant.Shaun Seneviratne is a Sri Lankan-American filmmaker and educator in Brooklyn, NY. His past work has screened at festivals such as Nantucket, Montclair, CAAM, and San Diego Asian Film Festival. Currently, Shaun is developing his first feature film and teaches film production at the Brooklyn STEAM Center, as well as film history and visual storytelling at Pace University.Follow Shaun on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebrownshaun/?hl=enCheck out Shaun's work: https://www.shaunseneviratne.com/Read more about Manny Farber here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manny_FarberHere's a link to Farber's essay: http://www.coldbacon.com/writing/mannyfarber-termiteart-annotated.htmlYou can find more OB content at www.oeuvrebusters.com. Also, please feel free to drop us a line, either via email or voicemail, at Oeuvrebusters@gmail.com. We are always looking to incorporate feedback from our listeners for the show, so leave us some thoughts and we might share them on the podcast. Please don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review whenever and wherever you can. We appreciate all the love and support."Robobozo" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/