Episode 58 - The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Episode 44 · August 14th, 2011 · 45 mins 34 secs

About this Episode

This gorgeous 1964 film is everything people say it is, and makes you wonder sometimes whether its director and writer, Jacques Demy, was too good for this world.

Let's also hear it for Michel Legrand, who wrote the score.
What I wish to eyeball, and what this podcast is about, is its vision of romance,
for "Umbrellas of Cherbourg" is about
first love, lost love, best love, et enfin, true love.
The hero's "Je crois que tu peux partir" ("It's time for you to go.") is so wonderfully masculine, and faithful, and cognizant but 'he's not buying',
that I truly wish every woman in the world who has lost faith in men
could see this movie.
My podcast is about True Love.
It is dedicated to Nick Greenwood.