A tribute to Romy Schneider.
Music by Eric Satie, “Gnossienne No. 5,” played by Pascal Rogé
You are very young and it is a Sunday afternoon. Your parents pass off one of the films in the Sissi trilogy to you as a guilty pleasure.
The “spiked fence” scene is at 4:27
You’re older now. You see a spiked fence in the Hitchcock/Dali film Spellbound. You are – of course – unaware of the Dali connection.
You’re seventeen. Your mother tells you the sad story of Romy Schneider who killed herself after her son David-Christopher had accidentally been killed by trying to climb over a spiked fence.
The”spiked fence” scene is at 2:38
Still older. The spiked fence again. This time in The Virgin Suicides.
Romy Schneider would have been 70 today. Her son 41. Click the images to see the YouTube footage.