August 18, 2010 Leave a comment
Merely Women in Jean Cocteau’s Orphée and Jacques Clouzot’s Le Salaire de la Peur
Written for FRNCH 41 at UCLA with Professor Eric Gans on November 25, 2008
I remember really hating Orphée and really liking Le Salaire de la Peur. The primary actor in the latter film, Yves Montand, is quite attractive, so I think that helped. And perhaps I just like swashbuckling and adventurous films more. I found Orphée to be a little cheesy, pretentious, and gimmicky.