Qui Etes Vous, Polly Maggoo?

View the film here. Excoriating satire on fashion industry. I watched only the opening scene though this has great reviews. The first scene alone is quite memorable as a work of Expressionism.


About kinneret

Hello, and welcome. I'm writing this blog under an alias. Why an alias? I started to write what may be described as an "American Gothic" novel (sort of Henry James/ Franz Kafka with violence) with some autobiographical details. ..when I started this blog I just decided to use the alias. This blog is about art and art history, but my interests also include literature, film analysis, psychology, forensic psychology, faerie tale analysis, cognitive therapy, cognitive linguistics, classical theater, World War II, and Russian and British history. My favorite writers include Kafka, the Brontes, and Philip K Dick. Thank you for reading this blog and I will happily reply to any comments.
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3 Responses to Qui Etes Vous, Polly Maggoo?

  1. marblenecltr says:

    I thought the film to be successful in satire, but it is depressing in acerbic existentialism resulting from two world wars and the earlier ruin by Bismarck of the dreams of France’s rulership. No wonder their love for humor was reduced to love for Gerard Louis. Still, courage and intelligence was evident in those such as Charles de Gaulle.

    • kinneret says:

      Did you watch the whole film? I watched only the opening scene then got distracted with other matters, but yes, I would imagine that’s right acerbic existentialism…. another film that it made me think of is a 1960s Czech film called Daisies. Worth a look at. Very visually interesting film but all about nihilism.

  2. marblenecltr says:

    I watched the entire film, but my French is very rusty, so I missed much. I feel safe in saying that it was probably not Racine or Moliere, but what is?

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