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Season 1 Finale: What is Rohmerian? (or, The Rohmerian Cinematic Universe!)
Welcome to RohmerCast, the podcast about Rohmer: his films, his working methods, and anything else we want to talk about related to Éric Rohmer.
In finale of season one, we ask ourselves, “What is Rohmerian?” and explore the “Rohmer Cinematic Universe” through The Aviator’s Wife (1981), Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (1987), and Boyfriends and Girlfriends (1987) -- the three films programmed by Metrograph in their Summer of Rohmer series. This leads to the following tangents: what makes someone an auteur, the qualities of a Rohmerian performance, “reasonable” characters, testing one’s own philosophies and principles, the use of dramatic irony and planting and payoff in his narratives, location setting, his direct visual style, and the role of coincidence in our lives.
All the films discussed in this season are available as part of the Metrograph’s Summer of Rohmer series and can be streamed via Metrograph at Home (membership required). The films are also available on Archive.org.
Music note: the music in this week's episode comes from the Summer of Rohmer trailer on Metrograph's site.
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