Young Girls Of Rochefort

Young Girls Of Rochefort

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Director: Jacques Demy

Cast: Catherine Deneuve, George Chakiris, Françoise Dorléac

     
 

The colors explode off of the screen on the disc for this classic French musical. The gorgeous print is presented in widescreen (anamorphic) with an aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The French language soundtrack is in 2.0 Dolby Digital Surround and there are optional English subtitles and English captions for the hearing impaired. The only extra feature included are… See more details below

Overview

The colors explode off of the screen on the disc for this classic French musical. The gorgeous print is presented in widescreen (anamorphic) with an aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The French language soundtrack is in 2.0 Dolby Digital Surround and there are optional English subtitles and English captions for the hearing impaired. The only extra feature included are theatrical trailers for Purple Noon, Belle de Jour, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Though slim on the extras, the beautiful print more than makes up for this oversight.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
When originally released, Jacques Demy's The Young Girls of Rochefort suffered in comparison with his earlier The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, but its reputation has grown in the intervening years. Although not without flaws, Rochefort is a tremendously appealing and utterly engaging musical trifle. Breezy and light, Rochefort is also gorgeous and a delight to the eye; Demy's sense and use of color is practically overwhelming, and is as important to the success of the film as any other element. Much of Michel Legrand's music is buoyant, bubbly and lively, with a distinct jazz bent that pays homage to the Swingle Singers style of vocal harmony. Legrand's more dramatic music is less successful, coming off too often as melodrama. At least in translation, the lyrics are rather too prosaic and don't move the story along as much as could be desired; this is unfortunate, but the film engenders such cheery goodwill in the viewer that he is happy to overlook this and other flaws -- such as the fact that the singing voices of almost all of the leads (including Gene Kelly) are dubbed. Kelly dances wonderfully, as do the marvelous George Chakiris and Grover Dale, and as does the chorus. The choreography itself is too lightweight and forgettable, but the danced basketball segment is impressive. Catherine Deneuve and Francoise Dorleac are sheer delights, and Danielle Darrieux is a treat. Demy followed the frothy Rochefort with the far different, American-made The Model Shop.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/22/2002
UPC:
0717951005007
Original Release:
1967
Rating:
G
Source:
Miramax
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
2:43:00

Special Features

Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Catherine Deneuve Delphine Garnier--sung by Anne Germain
George Chakiris Etienne--sung by Romuald
Françoise Dorléac Solange Garnier--sung by Claude Parent
Jacques Perrin Maxence--sung by Jacques Revaux
Grover Dale Bill--sung by Jose Bartel
Gene Kelly Andy Miller--sung by Donald Burke
Danielle Darrieux Yvonne
Genevieve Thenier Josette--sung by Alice Gerald
Pamela Hart Judith--sung by Christiane Legrand
Henri Cremieux Dutrouz
Wendy Barry Actor
Jane Darling Actor
Bill Lee Actor
John MacDonald Actor
Albin Pahernik Actor
Jacques Riberolles Guillaume Lancien--sung by Jean Stout
Sally Stevens Actor
Robert Tebow Actor
Agnès Varda Nun
Jackie Ward Singer
Dorothée Blanc Passerby
Sue Allen Actor
Earl W. Brown Actor
Veronique Duval Actor
Michel Piccoli Simon Dame--sung by George Blaness

Technical Credits
Jacques Demy Director,Score Composer,Screenwriter
Jean Barthet Costumes/Costume Designer
Mag Bodard Producer
Aida Carange Makeup
Ghislain Cloquet Cinematographer
Gilbert de Goldschmidt Producer
Bernard Evein Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Janine Jarreau Makeup
Michel Legrand Score Composer
Jacqueline Moreau Costumes/Costume Designer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Selection
1. Opening Credits: Setting Up in the Square [8:46]
2. A Pair of Twins [5:05]
3. Seeking the Feminine Ideal [7:05]
4. Making a Friendly Break [6:54]
5. "They Call Us Carnies" [4:03]
6. "The Face I'm Thinking Of" [4:16]
7. Mr. Dame's Silly Name [7:11]
8. Crazy for a Girl [4:56]
9. Leaving the Boys [4:46]
10. "Living Amid Memories" [7:47]
11. "I Met My Dream Man" [5:27]
12. "Sing Today, Dance Tonight!" [7:43]
13. Everyone's out on the Street [8:30]
14. Singing With an Old Friend [5:37]
15. Meeting for Dinner [4:13]
16. Presenting the Garnier Sisters [8:37]
17. "Always the Same Refrain" [6:22]
18. Preparing for Paris [4:50]
19. Crossing Paths [10:48]
20. End Credits [1:42]

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