Jean-Pierre Melville
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The 100 Essential Directors Part 6: Ernst Lubitsch to Vincente Minnelli
18 Aug 2011 // 4:00 PM

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...

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The Seductive Jean-Paul Belmondo Gives Life to 'León Morin, Priest'
16 Nov 2011 // 3:03 PM

Jean-Pierre Melville directs a faith-based tale that reminds us that he only worshiped in the church of cinema.

Honor, Loyalty and Brotherhood in 'Le Cercle Rouge'
21 Apr 2011 // 3:59 PM

Each slug fired in Melville’s film carries heavy consequences. Most end in death, though for the ex-cop, Jansen, the firing of a bullet is a form of rebirth.

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'Le Doulos': Melville’s Game of Shadows
11 May 2012 // 7:00 AM

The appeal of Le Doulos among a line of top-tier Criterion restorations comes both in the film’s labyrinthine, double-cross laden script and some of the best noir cinemaphotography ever captured on film.

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