Coquelicot in King of Hearts (1966): Genevieve-as-Coquelicot should be listed next to the "adorable" entry in the Oxford English dictionary. Even though Coquelicot is a WWI-era nuthouse inmate/tightrope walker who never changes out of her yellow tutu, Genevieve never ventures too far into quirky-French-girl territory. She somehow manages to balance Coquelicot's pixie qualities with an almost aching vulnerability, and the result is striking. It's one of Genevieve's finest hours.
Friday, August 20, 2010
I suppose I'll kick things off with a spotlight post on one of my all-time favorite actresses, the devastatingly underrated Genevieve Bujold. Genevieve has worked with some of the leading lights of international cinema (Alain Resnais and Louis Malle come to mind), yet she never seems to get the respect she deserves. With that in mind, here's a quick look at four key roles from Montreal's finest export.