Cinema: Aimez-Vous Maxim's?

Goodbye Again (Litvak; United Artists) is an American film in the sense that the U.S. is where the money to make it came from, but otherwise it is thoroughly French. That is to say, all of its important scenes take place in restaurants or automobiles. There was a time when all important scenes in French movies took place in bedrooms, but in De Gaulle's Fifth Republic this is no longer true—except for Brigitte Bardot films, and Brigitte, of course, is only for tourists. The most important cars are a forceful but overstated Facel-Vega in which Yves Montand takes Ingrid Bergman for...

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