Jeanne Moreau 1928-2017
July 31, 2017 9:07 AM   Subscribe

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.

Jeanne Moreau, leading lady of the Nouvelle Vague, friend, lover, and confidante of the famous, has passed away. NYT Obit
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posted by Cash4Lead at 9:17 AM on July 31

This morning, the BBC World Service played audio from her singing Le Tourbillon, and I was surprised by how emotional it made me. I always liked her. And I loved that she was 34 while playing a MPDG in Jules et Jim.

posted by witchen at 9:23 AM on July 31

posted by ubiquity at 9:38 AM on July 31

Funny how you can have such strong feelings for someone you've never met.

Hat in hand.
posted by uraniumwilly at 9:38 AM on July 31

posted by doctornemo at 9:39 AM on July 31

This scene of Moreau wandering through Paris to the sounds of Miles Davis is what I'll go with for a remembrance today.

I have to admit to being a little disappointed with Moreau's career. Not because of her, but because so few of the films I've seen even came close to fully capturing the complexity she projected. She was always more than the movies could contain it seemed.
posted by gusottertrout at 10:01 AM on July 31 [4 favorites]

posted by cazoo at 10:13 AM on July 31

This song. . .

One of my favorite roles ever is the one she played in Les valseuses. Adieu Jeanne. . .
posted by os tuberoes at 10:21 AM on July 31

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posted by infini at 10:51 AM on July 31


one of my younger, and older crushes.
posted by adamvasco at 11:22 AM on July 31

she was sinister but she was happy
posted by Harvey Kilobit at 12:10 PM on July 31

From an interview to the Guardian from 2001:
On the subject of being a “grande dame” Moreau gives an indignant snort. “That’s what they say because of longevity. As soon as an actress is past 40, they call her a grande dame. ‘Oh God, she’s still alive!’”
posted by sapagan at 12:47 PM on July 31 [1 favorite]

posted by rhizome at 12:57 PM on July 31

I had no idea that MPDG was a category, but she definitely was one in Jules and Jim. She also was excellent as a non-MPDG, as in The Bride Wore Black.
posted by LeLiLo at 1:47 PM on July 31 [1 favorite]

La Femme Nikita

posted by kokaku at 1:54 PM on July 31 [1 favorite]

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posted by allthinky at 7:32 PM on July 31

wow. what a day ...
i recall, knowing her early work fairly well, unexpectedly seeing her in that small role in "la femme nikita," and just whooping it up in the theater. it was out of left field. what a joy. sigh. she was one the greatest of modern french film actresses. and her relationships. wow. she was so one of kind.

posted by buffalo at 8:20 PM on July 31

posted by filtergik at 3:19 AM on August 1

I will be rewatching some old favorites this week.
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