This time on the podcast, Scott is joined by David Blakeslee to discuss Eric Rohmer’s My Night at Maud’s.
About the film:
In the brilliantly accomplished centerpiece of Rohmer’s “Moral Tales” series, Jean-Louis Trintignant plays Jean-Louis, one of the great conflicted figures of sixties cinema. A pious Catholic engineer in his early thirties, he lives by a strict moral code in order to rationalize his world, drowning himself in mathematics and the philosophy of Pascal. After spotting the delicate, blonde Françoise at Mass, he vows to make her his wife, although when he unwittingly spends the night at the apartment of the bold, brunette divorcée Maud, his rigid ethical standards are challenged. A breakout hit in the United States, My Night at Maud’s was one of the most influential and talked-about films of the decade.
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- My Night at Maud’s (1969) – The Criterion Collection
- My Night at Maud’s: Chances Are… – From the Current – The Criterion Collection
- My Night at Maud’s (1969) – IMDb
- My Night at Maud’s – Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia
- My Night at Maud’s Movie Review (1970) | Roger Ebert
- Movie Review – My Night at Maud’s – Eloquent ‘Ma Nuit Chez Maud’ – NYTimes.com
- My Night at Maud’s – Senses of Cinema
- My Night at Maud’s (1970) – Overview – TCM.com
- My Night at Maud’s | Chicago Reader
Music from this episode is by She & Him and Meaghan Smith.