PAULINE AT THE BEACH (Eric Rohmer, 1983)

I have a theory about Henri (Féodor Atkine, marvelous), one of the two most interesting characters in writer-director Eric Rohmer’s delightful Pauline à la plage, and it is this: he is based on the character that Jimmy Stewart plays in Rear Window (1954). To be sure, he is an ethnologist, not a photojournalist—but these occupations […]