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April 9, 2012

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Photo Play: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)

by HELEN GEIB

This month on Photo Play: April showers bring… umbrellas.

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Last Week on Photo Play: Foreign Correspondent (1940)
Coming Next: Once Upon a Time in China (1991)

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  1. Apr 9 2012

    You know, I’ve still yet to watch this film…

    I hear that it’s one of the best films ever. I might watch it this month. :O)

  2. Apr 9 2012

    It is and you should. :-)

    I love it although/because I don’t agree with the majority interpretation of the story as tragic romance.

  3. Apr 9 2012

    By the way to anyone reading: Bragging rights if you can guess the upcoming umbrella movies. Three Photo Play Mondays to go. :D

  4. Ken
    Apr 9 2012

    Uh, the villains in the upcoming Resident Evil movie is the Umbrella Corporation. That and undead flesh eating zombies. Does this count?

  5. Apr 10 2012

    lol

    I still believe that they’re making more RE movies. I ever liked the game series because they were never scary games – especially when compared to Silent Hill 2, Siren, and Fatal Frame 1+2. And the Re film series was a joke from the start. The first one was terrible, the second was even worse; the third was horrible and the fourth was the biggest joke of them all. Now they’re making more and more…

    I never understood the Umbrella Corp. What are they trying to do in the grand scheme of things?

    Wow, this topic derailed…

  6. Miriam
    Apr 10 2012

    Is there a more famous movie umbrella than in Mary Poppins? I ‘m trying to place an image from an anime with animals/creatures using umbrellas as parachutes. My Neighbor Totoro?

  7. Apr 10 2012

    @Ken: You know this feature is for movies I LIKE right? ^_^

    @Miriam: Good ones! “Totoro” has a perfectly delightful umbrella scene at a bus stop.

  8. Michelle
    Apr 10 2012

    Singin’ in the Rain is my guess, though last month I was waiting for Treebeard the Ent. Of course, you made more creative choices! Therefore, Singin’ might not be on your list. :)

  9. Apr 10 2012

    There’s a Jet Li film where he fights with an umbrella (could be Once Upon a Time in China) or maybe I’m thinking of the Donnie Yen featured film Iron Monkey…

    And linking back to Foreign Correspondent, there’s the umbrella scene near the beginning…

  10. Apr 11 2012

    @Michelle: I can’t believe I forgot about Treebeard! If I ever do an encore tree month I’ll make it up to him.

    @Nir: Correct on both counts. The umbrella in “Iron Monkey” is an homage to “OUATIC”.

  11. Apr 11 2012

    @Helen, aha!

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