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Thursday, August 18 2011

The 100 Essential Directors Part 6: Ernst Lubitsch to Vincente Minnelli

Today runs the gamut. Hollywood to indie art house, female perspective to male, screwball comedy to chamber drama. The odyssey from Ernst Lubitsch to Vincente Minnelli will provide illumination on how film's first special effects were used, how two brothers presciently preceded reality TV in the Hamptons, and why some directors prefer to work about once a decade on average...


Thursday, December 11 2008

Le Deuxième Souffle

Melville’s entertaining crime thriller favors quiet suspense over ostentatious action.


Tuesday, November 20 2007

Breathless

It's hard to see the revolutionary aspects of Breathless is part thriller, part noir, and part romance. It’s stylish and sexy and tres cool. It's Hollywood, reimagined via Paris.


Thursday, September 6 2007

Les Enfants Terribles

A partnership between the tough suspense artist Jean- Pierre Melville and the precocious Jean Cocteau might look odd, but the tensions and conflicts served the twisted, mythic world of Les Enfants Terribles rather nicely.


Wednesday, May 30 2007

Army of Shadows (1969)

A timeless and decidedly sober look at the desultory nature of everyday life during wartime.


Wednesday, May 10 2006

Army of Shadows (1969)

In Jean-Pierre Melville's 1969 film, shadows conceal men whose only moral principle and greatest crime is the desire for freedom.


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