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Writer of O Reviews

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February 22, 2007
Rapaport intersperses her reflections and those of people who knew her with dramatizations.
May 18, 2006
An illuminating examination of censorship and sexuality.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 10, 2005
The real reason to see this slight but interesting documentary is to watch and listen to the radiant Aury.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 12, 2005
[Aury] provides this talking-heads documentary with most of its vitality.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 11, 2005
Haunting and ultimately profound.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 1, 2005
Because it doesn't have the heroic impact the filmmaker seems to have been looking for, she's forced to juggle, to diminishing returns. In the process, she raises more questions than she resolves.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 7, 2005
A dry compendium of talking-head interviews interspersed with lackadaisical dramatizations of scenes from the novel.
May 6, 2005
It is a mash note from first-time filmmaker Pola Rapaport to Aury, but its attempts to dramatize passages of the book are at odds with Aury's advice that Story of O was a piece of writing 'not meant to be spoken.'
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 5, 2005
Touching and sentimental.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 4, 2005
[Rapaport's] slim but informative documentary combines interviews, archival footage and elegantly lurid enactments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 4, 2005
The mystery of sex is dwarfed by the mystery of what French intellectuals are talking about.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 4, 2005
Pola Rapaport, the director of this hybrid 'dramatic documentary,' is fortunate to have Aury around to relate this fascinating history.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 3, 2005
This most unfortunate film combines standard documentary techniques with maladroit dramatizations from the life of the author of Story of O.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
May 3, 2005
Disappoints in its workmanlike approach to such fragrant material.
April 26, 2005
Had 'Writer of O' featured more of the engaging aged Dominique Aury and less pseudo-literary and -psychological speculation, it would have been on surer footing.
April 14, 2005
A so-so attempt to wring a personal documentary from a 10-year-old news story.
April 14, 2005
The interviews are marvelous. The luminous Aury is beautiful and charming at 90, and her matter-of factness blows away the mist of ideology that swirls around her 'little book.'
January 31, 2005
The information is now stale news and the style of the documentary seems intentionally dry.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
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