David Thomson: Isabelle Adjani

“There is something so frank, so modern in her feelings, yet so classical in her aura, so passionate and so wounded, that Isabelle Adjani seems made to play Sarah Bernhardt one day. Why not? She is a natural wearer of costume capable of making us believe that the “period” world we are watching is happening now. She is bold, a mistress of her career, and has been a fiercely equal partner in her romantic relationships with Bruno Nuytten, Warrn Beatty, and Daniel Day-Lewis.”

From David Thomson’s The New Biographical Dictionary of Film: Expanded and Updated

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5 Responses to David Thomson: Isabelle Adjani

  1. tracey says:

    Oh, I’ve always loved Isabelle Adjani; she’s otherworldly and raw at the same time. She’s daring, but seems delicate, too. She makes you HAVE to watch her. Um, plus, what’s with the never getting older thing she’s got going on??

  2. red says:

    I know – she’s the weirdest combination of unearthliness and raw earthiness. Her Camille Claudel was amazing – that was an incredible movie, in general, I thought.

  3. tracey says:

    LOVED Camille Claudel — the whole thing, but she was just riveting.

  4. Pedro says:

    She is just my favourite actress; she would be great in the Steven Spielberg project about Sarah Bernardt!
    “Queen Margot”, “Adolphe” (unknown but one of her best), “Camille Claudel” or “Adele H” are master pieces.
    She’ll be back on stage on september to play Mary Stuart.

  5. red says:

    Pedro – really? Mary Stuart? How cool!! I wish I could see that production!

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