Eric Rohmer, ranked

"My films, you say, are literary: The things I say could be said in a novel. Yes, but what do I say? My characters' discourse is not necessarily my film's discourse.

There is certainly literary material in my tales, a preestablished novelistic plot that could be developed in writing and that is, in fact, sometimes developed in the form of a commentary. But neither the text of these commentaries, nor that of my dialogues, is my film: Rather, they are things that I film, just like the landscapes, faces, behavior, and gestures. And if you say that speech is an impure element, I no longer agree with you. Like images, it is a part of the life I film.

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  • The Aviator's Wife

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  • A Summer's Tale

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  • My Night at Maud's

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  • The Marquise of O

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  • Full Moon in Paris

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  • A Good Marriage

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  • Louis Lumière

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  • Love in the Afternoon

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  • Boyfriends and Girlfriends

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  • Stéphane Mallarmé

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  • The Lady and the Duke

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  • Rendezvous in Paris

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  • Claire's Knee

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  • Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle

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  • An Autumn Tale

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  • The Bakery Girl of Monceau

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  • Triple Agent

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  • Perceval

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  • Six in Paris

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  • Changing Landscapes

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  • The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque

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  • La Collectionneuse

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  • On Pascal

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  • The Romance of Astrea and Celadon

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  • A Modern Coed

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  • A Tale of Winter

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  • Nadja in Paris

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  • A Tale of Springtime

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  • The Green Ray

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  • Sign of the Lion

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  • Pauline at the Beach

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  • Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak

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  • Suzanne's Career

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  • Véronique and Her Dunce

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  • The Kreutzer Sonata

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  • Bérénice

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