3 December 2008

Seven Beauties by Wertmüller, 1975

Filed under: Movies — ktismatics @ 2:37 pm


Oh yeah.


Oh yeah.


Oh yeah.



  1. This photo=montage was the right way to present this, because that’s the genius of the movie. it has a thousand referrents, including June Schultz, an office manager at the old American Physicists Association, where I worked a few times, and she was libidinous. I told an 84-year-old woman about June without mentioning the movie, and she said ‘Do you mean The Seven Beauties, Patrick?’

    I love when she says ‘you are just saying that [that I am beautiful] because you want something to eat…’


    Comment by Jonquille de Camembert — 4 December 2008 @ 1:02 pm

  2. Pasqualino’s response was wonderful too — something along the lines of “yes, I’m hungry, so I have no strength to show you how much I love you.” So she feeds him and puts him to the test, where he performs with almost superhuman resolve.

    This movie was the first where a woman was nominated for best director Oscar. I have no idea about Wertmuller’s sexual orientation and I’ve seen none of her other movies, but there’s no question that she created a great male romantic antihero in Pasqualino. I love the look of the Italian movies in their heyday, so different from the French gabfests of nouvelle vague which offer their own very different flair.


    Comment by ktismatics — 5 December 2008 @ 10:44 am

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