Movie Gagged

This is a classic example of the Hollywood-logic “if nobody can see her lips, nobody can hear her scream” gag technology:

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From Belle de Jour.

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4 comments on “Movie Gagged”:

Scymiral commented on April 22nd, 2010 at 2:38 am:

Catherine Deneuve. Classy broad.

drool_gag commented on April 22nd, 2010 at 4:29 am:

Being kidnapped was some kind a way of living, you see, all the compliance given to the loosy (sometimes none-existign) knots, the gag you have to keep your mouth shut by yourself with… those were the days ^^

RC commented on April 23rd, 2010 at 6:35 am:

One can put tape over the lips first, for practicality, then do the “detective” gag. Why go to this trouble? Esthetics: the unwrinkled cloth gag is more visually appealing, IMHO, than a cleave gag which tightens the face into a grim rictus, or than tape alone, which sometimes shows the contour of frozen, sullen, pursed lips below the surface.

Ms. Deneuve looks very pretty in this photo, unwillingly half-veiled as she is.

Akira commented on May 3rd, 2010 at 4:15 am:

The film was about a woman’s fantasy world and about prostitution. Since she was always “willing”, there was no need to really gag her, the symbolic and more esthetically pleasing was just as good, in fact better.

(Wow I almost sound like a proper “intellectual” critic there :)

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