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Post by sol » April 28th, 2018, 5:09 am

The French ConnectionShow
1. Haute Tension (2003)
2. Nikita (1990)
3. Yoyo (1965)
4. La Classe Américaine (1993)
5. À Nos Amours (1983)
6. Head Against the Wall (1959)
7. Ernest & Celestine (2012)
8. My New Partner (1984)
9. Time Masters (1982)
10. La Marge (1976)
11. Grave (2016)
12. Maîtresse (1976)
13. The Beast (1975)
14. Fascination (1979)
15. Sweet Movie (1974)
16. I as in Icarus (1979)
17a. Rapture (1961) 11min +
17b. La jetée (1962) 28min +
17c. Blood of the Beasts (1949) 22min = 61min
18a. Toute la mémoire du monde (1957) 21 min +
18b. Happy Anniversary (1962) 15min +
18c. A Song of Love (1950) 26min = 62min
19. As Long As You're Healthy (1966)

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Mental health is a running theme across this series of four otherwise unrelated short stories from Pierre Étaix. The first segment and fourth segments are not all that funny, but the other two are pretty good. The second chapter is the best as Étaix runs into trouble at his local cinema before surreally finding himself inside an ad being shown for wonder cleaning products.
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Post by ororama » April 28th, 2018, 12:55 pm

11. Le Mystère Picasso (1956) * 75 min.
Spoiler: click to toggleShow
1. Clown, Dog and Balloon (1905) * 1 min.
Spain (1905) * 10 min.
Le Tango (1905) * 2 min.
The Malagueña and the Bullfighter (1905) * 2 min.
Cook & Rilly's Trained Rooster (1905) * 2 min.
Kitchen (2005) * 15 min.
Magic Paris (2007) * 21 min.
Onesime, Clockmaker (1912) 8 min.
2. Les Vampires: Episode VIII: The Thunder Master (1916) * 50 min.
3. Les Vampires: Episode IX: The Poisoner (1916) * 48 min.
4. Les Vampires: Episode X: The Terrible Wedding * 57 min.
5. For the Children (1916) * 3 min.
Skhizein (2008) 13 min.
Cake Walk, Performed by Nouveau Cirque (1905) * 1 min.
Polin Performs 'The Anatomy of a Draftee' (1905) * 2 min.
Dranem Performs 'The True Jiu-Jitsu' (1905) * 2 min.
Dranem Performs Five O'Clock Tea (1905) * 3 min.
Felix Mayol Performs The Trottins' Polka (1905) * 2 min.
Felix Mayol Performs White Lilacs (1905) * 3 min.
Pina Colada (2009) * 16 min.
Onésime Gets Maried… So Does Calino (1913) * 8 min.
Onésime and Calino's Inheritance (1913) * 11 min.
6. La Cigarette (1919) * 50 min.
7. La Souriante Madame Beudet (1923) * 42 min.
8. Onésime Loves Animals (1913) * 6 min.
Ogre (2014) * 14 min.
Un Chant d'Amour (1950) * 25 min.
Noodles (2004) * 6 min.
La Leçon de Danse (2006) * 5 min.
The Enchanted Trunk (1904) * 3 min.
Les Apparitions Fugitives (1904) * 2 min.
9. The Erl King (1931) * 45 min.
10. Guernica (1951) * 13 min.
The Persistent Salesman (1910) * 7 min.
Voyage d'Affaires (2008) * 11 min.
How Wang-Fo Was Saved (1987) * 15 min.
The Untamable Whiskers (1904) * 3 min.
The Clock Maker's Dream (1904) * 3 min.
A History of Hats (1910) * 5 min.
Nothing Is Impossible for Man (1910) * 6 min.

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Post by weirdboy » April 28th, 2018, 5:11 pm

previously tabulatedShow
1. Le dossier 51 (Dossier 51) - 1978 - Michel Deville 8/10
2. L'hypothèse du tableau volé (The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting) - 1978 - Raoul Ruiz 8/10
3. Les choses de la vie (The Things of Life) - 1970 - Claude Sautet 7/10
4. Buffet froid (Buffet Froid) - 1979 - Bertrand Blier 8/10
5. Le clair de terre (Earth Light) - 1970 - Guy Gilles 9/10
6. Préparez vos mouchoirs (Get Out Your Handkerchiefs) - 1978 - Bertrand Blier 6/10
7. État de siège (State of Siege) - 1972 - Costa-Gavras 7/10
8. La mort en direct (Death Watch) - 1980 - Bertrand Tavernier 3/10
9. Éloge de l'amour (In Praise of Love) - 2001 - Jean-Luc Godard 5/10
10. Duelle (une quarantaine) - 1976 - Jacques Rivette 6/10
11. Conte de printemps (A Tale of Springtime) - 1990 - Eric Rohmer 7/10
12. Évolution - 2015 - Lucile Hadzihalilovic 4/10
13. Garde à vue (The Inquisitor) - 1981 - Claude Miller 7/10
14. L'ami de mon amie (Boyfriends and Girlfriends) - 1987 - Eric Rohmer 5/10
15. L'assassin habite... au 21 (The Murderer Lives at Number 21) - 1942 - Henri-Georges Clouzot 7/10
16. Le mystère Picasso (The Mystery of Picasso) - 1956 - Henri-Georges Clouot 8/10
17. Hôtel du Nord - 1938 - Marcel Carne 7/10
18. Réalité (Reality) - 2014 - Quentin Dupieux 9/10
19. Les rendez-vous de Paris (Rendezvous in Paris) - 1995 - Eric Rohmer 5/10
20. La femme de l'aviateur (The Aviator's Wife) - 1981 - Eric Rohmer 6/10
21. La classe américaine - 1993 - Michel Hazanavicius, Dominique Mézerette 7/10
22. Le beau mariage (A Good Marriage) - 1982 - Eric Rohmer 7/10
23. Pierrot, Pierrette - 1924 - Louis Feuillade
24. Les nuits de la pleine lune (Full Moon in Paris) - 1984 - Eric Rohmer 6/10
25. La traversée de Paris (Four Bags Full) - 1956 - Claude Autant-Lara 7/10
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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » April 28th, 2018, 6:42 pm

90. La Cage Aux Folles II (1980) Edouard Molinaro / Rating: 7
91. The Soft Skin (1964) Francois Truffaut / FTV / Rating: 8+

92 – 93. Shorts (French / TSPDT / 120 min. total)
a. La Jetee (1962) Chris Marker / Rating: 8 {28 min.}
b. La sortie de l’usine Lumiere (1897) Louis Lumiere / Rating: 5 {1 min.}
c. Le Sang des Betes (1949) Georges Franju / FTV / Rating: 8 {22 min.}
d. Toute le memoire du monde (1957) Alain Resnais / FTV / Rating: 7+ {22 min.}
e. Entr’acte (1924) Rene Clair / Rating: 9 {22 min.}
f. Puissance de la Parole (1988) Jean-Luc Godard / FTV / Rating: 7 {25 min.}

94. Spiral: Season 4, Episode 7 (2012) Virginie Sauveur / FTV / Rating: 7+
Cinémathèque FrançaiseShow
1. La Grande Illusion (1937) Jean Renoir / Rating: 10
2. The Rules of the Game (1939) Jean Renoir / Rating: 10
3. The Lower Depths (1936) Jean Renoir / Rating: 7+
4. Beauty and the Beast (1946) Jean Cocteau, Rene Clement / Rating: 9+
5. Spiral: Episode 1 (2005) Philippe Triboit / FTV / Rating: 7
6. Spiral: Episode 2 (2005) Philippe Triboit / FTV / Rating: 7
7. Spiral: Episode 3 (2005) Philippe Triboit / FTV / Rating: 7+
8. Spiral: Episode 4 (2005) Philippe Triboit / FTV / Rating: 7+
9. Things to Come (2016) Mia Hansen-Love / FTV / Rating: 7+
10. Personal Shopper (2016) Olivier Assayas / FTV / Rating: 7+
11. Polina (2016) Valerie Muller, Angelin Preljocaj / FTV / Rating: 7
12. Gandahar (1988) Rene Laloux / FTV / Rating: 8
13. Fantastic Planet (1973) Rene Laloux / Rating: 9+
14. Countess Perverse (1974) Jesus Franco / Rating: 6+
15. Chloe in the Afternoon (1972) Eric Rohmer / Rating: 8
16. Spiral: Episode 5 (2005) Pascal Chaumeil / FTV / Rating: 8
17. Time Masters (1982) Rene Laloux / FTV / Rating: 6
18. L’Age d’Or (1930) Luis Bunuel / Rating: 8
19. Spiral: Episode 6 (2005) Pascal Chaumeil / FTV / Rating: 7+
20. Spiral: Episode 7 (2005) Pascal Chaumeil / FTV / Rating: 7+
21. Claire’s Knee (1970) Eric Rohmer / Rating: 9
22. The Man Who Loved Women (1977) Francois Truffaut / Rating: 8
23. The Story of Adele H (1975) Francois Truffaut / FTV / Rating: 6
24. Spiral: Episode 8 (2006) Pascal Chaumeil / FTV / Rating: 7+
25. Spiral: Season 2, Episode 1 (2008) Gilles Bannier / FTV / Rating: 7+
26. India Song (1975) Marguerite Duras / FTV / Rating: 5+
27. L’Argent (1983) Robert Bresson / Rating: 9
28. The Tenant (1976) Roman Polanski / FTV / Rating: 8
29. Le Camion (1977) Marguerite Duras / FTV / Rating: 5
30. Spiral: Season 2, Episode 2 (2008) Gilles Bannier / FTV / Rating: 7+
31. Spiral: Season 2, Episode 3 (2008) Gilles Bannier / FTV / Rating: 7+
32. Spiral: Season 2, Episode 4 (2008) Gilles Bannier / FTV / Rating: 8
33. Spiral: Season 2, Episode 5 (2008) Philippe Venault / FTV / Rating: 8
34. Spiral: Season 2, Episode 6 (2008) Philippe Venault / FTV / Rating: 8
35. Spiral: Season 2, Episode 7 (2008) Philippe Triboit / FTV / Rating: 8
36. Spiral: Season 2, Episode 8 (2008) Philippe Triboit / FTV / Rating: 8
37. Spiral: Season 3, Episode 1 (2010) Manuel Boursinhac / FTV / Rating: 7+
38. Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987) Louis Malle / Rating: 10
39. Spiral: Season 3, Episode 2 (2010) Manuel Boursinhac / FTV / Rating: 8
40. Murmur of the Heart (1971) Louis Malle / Rating: 9+
41. La Grande Bouffe (1973) Marco Ferreri / FTV / Rating: 8+
42. Lacombe, Lucien (1974) Louis Malle / Rating: 8+
43. La Maman et la Putain (1973) Jean Eustache / FTV / Rating: 8
44. Face Aux Fantomas (2009) Jean-Louis Comolli / FTV / Rating: 8
45. Spiral: Season 3, Episode 3 (2010) Manuel Boursinhac / FTV / Rating: 7
46 – 48. Shorts (French / TSPDT)
a. Les Vampires: The Severed Head (1915) Louis Feuillade / FTV / Rating: 7+ {33 min.}
b. Les Vampires: The Ring That Kills (1915) Louis Feuillade / FTV / Rating: 7+ {15 min.}
c. Les Vampires: The Red Codebook (1915) Louis Feuillade / FTV / Rating: 7+ {39 min.}
d. Les Vampires: The Spectre (1916) Louis Feuillade / FTV / Rating: 7+ {30 min.}
e. Les Vampires: Dead Man’s Escape (1916) Louis Feuillade / FTV / Rating: 7+ {35 min.}
f. Night and Fog (1956) Alain Resnais / FTV / Rating: 8+ {32 min.} – 184 min. total
49. Les Vampires: Hypnotic Eyes (1915) Louis Feuillade / FTV / Rating: 7
50. Les Vampires: Satanas (1915) Louis Feuillade / FTV / Rating: 7
51. Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication: 1a – Y a personne (1976) Jean-Luc Godard, Anne-Marie Mieville / FTV / Rating: 7+
52. The Beaches of Agnes (2008) Agnes Varda / FTV / Rating: 9
53. Les Vampires: The Thunder Master (1916) Louis Feuillade / FTV / Rating: 7+
54. Les Vampires: The Poisoner (1916) Louis Feuillade / FTV / Rating: 7
55. One Sings, the Other Doesn’t (1977) Agnes Varda / Rating: 7+
56. Peppermint Soda (1977) Diane Kurys / Rating: 7
57. The Story of O (1975) Just Jaeckin / Rating: 7
58. Spiral: Season 3, Episode 4 (2010) Manuel Boursinhac / FTV / Rating: 7+
59. Spiral: Season 3, Episode 5 (2010) Manuel Boursinhac / FTV / Rating: 8
60. Spiral: Season 3, Episode 6 (2010) Manuel Boursinhac / FTV / Rating: 8
61. Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication: 1b – Louison (1976) Jean-Luc Godard, Anne-Marie Mieville / FTV / Rating: 6
62. Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication: 2a – Lecon de choses (1976) Jean-Luc Godard, Anne-Marie Mieville / FTV / Rating: 5
63. Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication: 2b – Jean-Luc (1976) Jean-Luc Godard, Anne-Marie Mieville / FTV / Rating: 6
64. Spiral: Season 3, Episode 7 (2010) Jean-Marc Brondolo / FTV / Rating: 7+
65. Spiral: Season 3, Episode 8 (2010) Jean-Marc Brondolo / FTV / Rating: 7
66. Spiral: Season 3, Episode 9 (2010) Jean-Marc Brondolo / FTV / Rating: 7
67. Spiral: Season 3, Episode 10 (2010) Jean-Marc Brondolo / FTV / Rating: 7+
68. Les Diaboliques (1955) Henri-Georges Clouzot / Rating: 8
69. Les Vampires: The Terrible Wedding (1916) Louis Feuillade / FTV / Rating: 7
70. Tintin and the Lake of Sharks (1972) Raymond Leblanc / FTV / Rating: 5
71. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Luc Besson / FTV / Rating: 7
72 – 74. French Shorts (combined time 180 min.)
a. Cineastes de notre temps: La Regle et l’exception (1967) Jacques Rivette / FTV / Rating: 7+ {31 min.}
b. Jean Renoir Presents The Rules of the Game / FTV / Rating: 7+ {6 min.}
c. Jean Renoir Presents The Lower Depths / FTV / Rating: 7 {6 min.}
d. Arzak Rhapsody: 14 episodes (2003) Jean Giraud / FTV / Rating: 8 {51 min.}
e. Monkey’s Teeth (1961) Rene Laloux / FTV / Rating: 7+ {11 min.}
f. Les temps morts (1965) Rene Laloux / FTV / Rating: 7 {10 min.}
g. Les Escargots (1966) Rene Laloux / Rating: 8+ {11 min.}
h. La Prissoniere (1988) Rene Laloux / FTV / Rating: 8 {7 min.}
i. Laloux Sauvage (2010) Florence Dauman / FTV / Rating: 7+ {26 min.}
j. Around Trapeze Artists (2008) Agnes Varda / FTV / Rating: 7+ {9 min.}
k. Le Lion Volatil (2003) Agnes Varda / FTV / Rating: 7+ {12 min.} – 180 min. total
75. Spiral: Season 3, Episode 11 (2010) Jean-Marc Brondolo / FTV / Rating: 7+
76. Spiral: Season 3, Episode 11 (2010) Jean-Marc Brondolo / FTV / Rating: 7+
77. Lucky Luke: Daisy Town (1971) Rene Goscinny / FTV / Rating: 8+
78. Lucky Luke: Ballad of the Daltons (1971) Rene Goscinny, Henri Gruel, Morris, Pierre Watrin / FTV / Rating: 8
79. Spiral: Season 4, Episode 1 (2012) Jean-Marc Brondolo / FTV / Rating: 7+
80. Spiral: Season 4, Episode 2 (2012) Jean-Marc Brondolo / FTV / Rating: 7
81. Spiral: Season 4, Episode 3 (2012) Jean-Marc Brondolo / FTV / Rating: 7
82. Spiral: Season 4, Episode 4 (2012) Jean-Marc Brondolo / FTV / Rating: 7
83. Spiral: Season 4, Episode 5 (2012) Jean-Marc Brondolo / FTV / Rating: 7+
84. The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (1976) Rene Goscinny, Henri Gruel, Albert Uderzo/ FTV / Rating: 7
85. Mes Petites Armoureuses (1974) Jean Eustache / FTV / Rating: 8+
86. Spiral: Season 4, Episode 6 (2012) Jean-Marc Brondolo / FTV / Rating: 8
87a. The Red Balloon (1956) Albert Lamorisse / Rating: 10 {34 min.}
87b. Un Chant d’amour (1950) Jean Genet / FTV / Rating: 9 {26 min.}
88. La Cage Aux Folles (1978) Edouard Molinaro / Rating: 7
89a. How Wang-Fo Was Saved (1987) Rene Laloux / FTV / Rating: 7+ {15 min.}
89b. Daguerre-Beach (2008) Agnes Varda / FTV / Rating: 7+ {9 min.}
89c. La Souriante Madame Beudet (1922) Germaine Dulac / FTV / Rating: 7 {38 min.}

90. La Cage Aux Folles II (1980) Edouard Molinaro / Rating: 7
91. The Soft Skin (1964) Francois Truffaut / FTV / Rating: 8+

92 – 93. Shorts (French / TSPDT / 120 min. total)
a. La Jetee (1962) Chris Marker / Rating: 8 {28 min.}
b. La sortie de l’usine Lumiere (1897) Louis Lumiere / Rating: 5 {1 min.}
c. Le Sang des Betes (1949) Georges Franju / FTV / Rating: 8 {22 min.}
d. Toute le memoire du monde (1957) Alain Resnais / FTV / Rating: 7+ {22 min.}
e. Entr’acte (1924) Rene Clair / Rating: 9 {22 min.}
f. Puissance de la Parole (1988) Jean-Luc Godard / FTV / Rating: 7 {25 min.}

94. Spiral: Season 4, Episode 7 (2012) Virginie Sauveur / FTV / Rating: 7+



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Post by 3eyes » April 28th, 2018, 6:55 pm

19. La grande illusion (Fr 37) - Rewatch [Double]
Another one I saw on VHS and remembered very little about. I realize more and more how much I've learned about cinema since then.
3 triples, 4 doublesShow
1. Depuis qu'Otar est parti / Since Otar left (Fr 03)
2. Le genou de Claire / Claire’s knee (Fr 70) - [Triple]
3. Jeux interdits (Fr 52) - Rewatch [Double]
4-8. Au service de la France / A very secret service (Fr 15, 12 eps @26m=5 hrs+)
9. 120 battements par minute / BPM / Beats per minute (Fr 17)
10. Le jeune Karl Marx /The young Karl Marx (Fr 17)
11. La vache et le prisonnier / The cow and I (Fr 59)
12. Les deux anglaises et le continent / Two English girls (Fr 71) - [Triple]
13. Tirez sur le pianiste / Shoot the piano player (Fr 60) - Rewatch [Double]
14. Le bonheur (Fr 65) - [Double]
15-16. La reine et le cardinal (Fr 09, mini - 2 eps)
17. L’Auberge rouge / Red Inn (Fr 51)
18. Le fantôme de la liberté (Fr 74) - Rewatch [Triple]
19. La grande illusion (Fr 37) - Rewatch [Double]
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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » April 29th, 2018, 12:00 am

95. Le sang d'un poète (1932) Jean Cocteau / FTV / Rating: 9
Cinémathèque FrançaiseShow
1. La Grande Illusion (1937) Jean Renoir / Rating: 10
2. The Rules of the Game (1939) Jean Renoir / Rating: 10
3. The Lower Depths (1936) Jean Renoir / Rating: 7+
4. Beauty and the Beast (1946) Jean Cocteau, Rene Clement / Rating: 9+
5. Spiral: Episode 1 (2005) Philippe Triboit / FTV / Rating: 7
6. Spiral: Episode 2 (2005) Philippe Triboit / FTV / Rating: 7
7. Spiral: Episode 3 (2005) Philippe Triboit / FTV / Rating: 7+
8. Spiral: Episode 4 (2005) Philippe Triboit / FTV / Rating: 7+
9. Things to Come (2016) Mia Hansen-Love / FTV / Rating: 7+
10. Personal Shopper (2016) Olivier Assayas / FTV / Rating: 7+
11. Polina (2016) Valerie Muller, Angelin Preljocaj / FTV / Rating: 7
12. Gandahar (1988) Rene Laloux / FTV / Rating: 8
13. Fantastic Planet (1973) Rene Laloux / Rating: 9+
14. Countess Perverse (1974) Jesus Franco / Rating: 6+
15. Chloe in the Afternoon (1972) Eric Rohmer / Rating: 8
16. Spiral: Episode 5 (2005) Pascal Chaumeil / FTV / Rating: 8
17. Time Masters (1982) Rene Laloux / FTV / Rating: 6
18. L’Age d’Or (1930) Luis Bunuel / Rating: 8
19. Spiral: Episode 6 (2005) Pascal Chaumeil / FTV / Rating: 7+
20. Spiral: Episode 7 (2005) Pascal Chaumeil / FTV / Rating: 7+
21. Claire’s Knee (1970) Eric Rohmer / Rating: 9
22. The Man Who Loved Women (1977) Francois Truffaut / Rating: 8
23. The Story of Adele H (1975) Francois Truffaut / FTV / Rating: 6
24. Spiral: Episode 8 (2006) Pascal Chaumeil / FTV / Rating: 7+
25. Spiral: Season 2, Episode 1 (2008) Gilles Bannier / FTV / Rating: 7+
26. India Song (1975) Marguerite Duras / FTV / Rating: 5+
27. L’Argent (1983) Robert Bresson / Rating: 9
28. The Tenant (1976) Roman Polanski / FTV / Rating: 8
29. Le Camion (1977) Marguerite Duras / FTV / Rating: 5
30. Spiral: Season 2, Episode 2 (2008) Gilles Bannier / FTV / Rating: 7+
31. Spiral: Season 2, Episode 3 (2008) Gilles Bannier / FTV / Rating: 7+
32. Spiral: Season 2, Episode 4 (2008) Gilles Bannier / FTV / Rating: 8
33. Spiral: Season 2, Episode 5 (2008) Philippe Venault / FTV / Rating: 8
34. Spiral: Season 2, Episode 6 (2008) Philippe Venault / FTV / Rating: 8
35. Spiral: Season 2, Episode 7 (2008) Philippe Triboit / FTV / Rating: 8
36. Spiral: Season 2, Episode 8 (2008) Philippe Triboit / FTV / Rating: 8
37. Spiral: Season 3, Episode 1 (2010) Manuel Boursinhac / FTV / Rating: 7+
38. Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987) Louis Malle / Rating: 10
39. Spiral: Season 3, Episode 2 (2010) Manuel Boursinhac / FTV / Rating: 8
40. Murmur of the Heart (1971) Louis Malle / Rating: 9+
41. La Grande Bouffe (1973) Marco Ferreri / FTV / Rating: 8+
42. Lacombe, Lucien (1974) Louis Malle / Rating: 8+
43. La Maman et la Putain (1973) Jean Eustache / FTV / Rating: 8
44. Face Aux Fantomas (2009) Jean-Louis Comolli / FTV / Rating: 8
45. Spiral: Season 3, Episode 3 (2010) Manuel Boursinhac / FTV / Rating: 7
46 – 48. Shorts (French / TSPDT)
a. Les Vampires: The Severed Head (1915) Louis Feuillade / FTV / Rating: 7+ {33 min.}
b. Les Vampires: The Ring That Kills (1915) Louis Feuillade / FTV / Rating: 7+ {15 min.}
c. Les Vampires: The Red Codebook (1915) Louis Feuillade / FTV / Rating: 7+ {39 min.}
d. Les Vampires: The Spectre (1916) Louis Feuillade / FTV / Rating: 7+ {30 min.}
e. Les Vampires: Dead Man’s Escape (1916) Louis Feuillade / FTV / Rating: 7+ {35 min.}
f. Night and Fog (1956) Alain Resnais / FTV / Rating: 8+ {32 min.} – 184 min. total
49. Les Vampires: Hypnotic Eyes (1915) Louis Feuillade / FTV / Rating: 7
50. Les Vampires: Satanas (1915) Louis Feuillade / FTV / Rating: 7
51. Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication: 1a – Y a personne (1976) Jean-Luc Godard, Anne-Marie Mieville / FTV / Rating: 7+
52. The Beaches of Agnes (2008) Agnes Varda / FTV / Rating: 9
53. Les Vampires: The Thunder Master (1916) Louis Feuillade / FTV / Rating: 7+
54. Les Vampires: The Poisoner (1916) Louis Feuillade / FTV / Rating: 7
55. One Sings, the Other Doesn’t (1977) Agnes Varda / Rating: 7+
56. Peppermint Soda (1977) Diane Kurys / Rating: 7
57. The Story of O (1975) Just Jaeckin / Rating: 7
58. Spiral: Season 3, Episode 4 (2010) Manuel Boursinhac / FTV / Rating: 7+
59. Spiral: Season 3, Episode 5 (2010) Manuel Boursinhac / FTV / Rating: 8
60. Spiral: Season 3, Episode 6 (2010) Manuel Boursinhac / FTV / Rating: 8
61. Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication: 1b – Louison (1976) Jean-Luc Godard, Anne-Marie Mieville / FTV / Rating: 6
62. Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication: 2a – Lecon de choses (1976) Jean-Luc Godard, Anne-Marie Mieville / FTV / Rating: 5
63. Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication: 2b – Jean-Luc (1976) Jean-Luc Godard, Anne-Marie Mieville / FTV / Rating: 6
64. Spiral: Season 3, Episode 7 (2010) Jean-Marc Brondolo / FTV / Rating: 7+
65. Spiral: Season 3, Episode 8 (2010) Jean-Marc Brondolo / FTV / Rating: 7
66. Spiral: Season 3, Episode 9 (2010) Jean-Marc Brondolo / FTV / Rating: 7
67. Spiral: Season 3, Episode 10 (2010) Jean-Marc Brondolo / FTV / Rating: 7+
68. Les Diaboliques (1955) Henri-Georges Clouzot / Rating: 8
69. Les Vampires: The Terrible Wedding (1916) Louis Feuillade / FTV / Rating: 7
70. Tintin and the Lake of Sharks (1972) Raymond Leblanc / FTV / Rating: 5
71. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Luc Besson / FTV / Rating: 7
72 – 74. French Shorts (combined time 180 min.)
a. Cineastes de notre temps: La Regle et l’exception (1967) Jacques Rivette / FTV / Rating: 7+ {31 min.}
b. Jean Renoir Presents The Rules of the Game / FTV / Rating: 7+ {6 min.}
c. Jean Renoir Presents The Lower Depths / FTV / Rating: 7 {6 min.}
d. Arzak Rhapsody: 14 episodes (2003) Jean Giraud / FTV / Rating: 8 {51 min.}
e. Monkey’s Teeth (1961) Rene Laloux / FTV / Rating: 7+ {11 min.}
f. Les temps morts (1965) Rene Laloux / FTV / Rating: 7 {10 min.}
g. Les Escargots (1966) Rene Laloux / Rating: 8+ {11 min.}
h. La Prissoniere (1988) Rene Laloux / FTV / Rating: 8 {7 min.}
i. Laloux Sauvage (2010) Florence Dauman / FTV / Rating: 7+ {26 min.}
j. Around Trapeze Artists (2008) Agnes Varda / FTV / Rating: 7+ {9 min.}
k. Le Lion Volatil (2003) Agnes Varda / FTV / Rating: 7+ {12 min.} – 180 min. total
75. Spiral: Season 3, Episode 11 (2010) Jean-Marc Brondolo / FTV / Rating: 7+
76. Spiral: Season 3, Episode 11 (2010) Jean-Marc Brondolo / FTV / Rating: 7+
77. Lucky Luke: Daisy Town (1971) Rene Goscinny / FTV / Rating: 8+
78. Lucky Luke: Ballad of the Daltons (1971) Rene Goscinny, Henri Gruel, Morris, Pierre Watrin / FTV / Rating: 8
79. Spiral: Season 4, Episode 1 (2012) Jean-Marc Brondolo / FTV / Rating: 7+
80. Spiral: Season 4, Episode 2 (2012) Jean-Marc Brondolo / FTV / Rating: 7
81. Spiral: Season 4, Episode 3 (2012) Jean-Marc Brondolo / FTV / Rating: 7
82. Spiral: Season 4, Episode 4 (2012) Jean-Marc Brondolo / FTV / Rating: 7
83. Spiral: Season 4, Episode 5 (2012) Jean-Marc Brondolo / FTV / Rating: 7+
84. The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (1976) Rene Goscinny, Henri Gruel, Albert Uderzo/ FTV / Rating: 7
85. Mes Petites Armoureuses (1974) Jean Eustache / FTV / Rating: 8+
86. Spiral: Season 4, Episode 6 (2012) Jean-Marc Brondolo / FTV / Rating: 8
87a. The Red Balloon (1956) Albert Lamorisse / Rating: 10 {34 min.}
87b. Un Chant d’amour (1950) Jean Genet / FTV / Rating: 9 {26 min.}
88. La Cage Aux Folles (1978) Edouard Molinaro / Rating: 7
89a. How Wang-Fo Was Saved (1987) Rene Laloux / FTV / Rating: 7+ {15 min.}
89b. Daguerre-Beach (2008) Agnes Varda / FTV / Rating: 7+ {9 min.}
89c. La Souriante Madame Beudet (1922) Germaine Dulac / FTV / Rating: 7 {38 min.}
90. La Cage Aux Folles II (1980) Edouard Molinaro / Rating: 7
91. The Soft Skin (1964) Francois Truffaut / FTV / Rating: 8+
92 – 93. Shorts (French / TSPDT / 120 min. total)
a. La Jetee (1962) Chris Marker / Rating: 8 {28 min.}
b. La sortie de l’usine Lumiere (1897) Louis Lumiere / Rating: 5 {1 min.}
c. Le Sang des Betes (1949) Georges Franju / FTV / Rating: 8 {22 min.}
d. Toute le memoire du monde (1957) Alain Resnais / FTV / Rating: 7+ {22 min.}
e. Entr’acte (1924) Rene Clair / Rating: 9 {22 min.}
f. Puissance de la Parole (1988) Jean-Luc Godard / FTV / Rating: 7 {25 min.}
94. Spiral: Season 4, Episode 7 (2012) Virginie Sauveur / FTV / Rating: 7+

95. Le sang d'un poète (1932) Jean Cocteau / FTV / Rating: 9


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23. La femme du boulanger (1938)
24. État de siège (1972)
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1. Le clair de terre (1970)
2. L'hypothèse du tableau volé (1978)
3. Les choses de la vie (1970)
4. Le souffle au coeur (1971)
5. L'éden et après (1970)
6. Boudu sauvé des eaux (1932)
7. Les rendez-vous de Paris (1995)
8. Les nuits de la pleine lune (1984)
9. Conte de printemps (1990)
10. Le dossier 51 (1978)
11. Qui êtes-vous, Polly Maggoo? (1966)
12. La vie de Jésus (1997)
13. Le roman d'un tricheur (1936)
14. La traversée de Paris (1956)
15. Lola Montès (1955)
16. Quatre nuits d'un rêveur (1971)
17. La classe américaine (1993)
18. Loulou (1980)
19. L’aveu (1970)
20. Trois vies et une seule mort (1996)
21. Préparez vos mouchoirs (1978)
22. Réalité (2014)
23. La femme du boulanger (1938)
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The French ConnectionShow
1. Haute Tension (2003)
2. Nikita (1990)
3. Yoyo (1965)
4. La Classe Américaine (1993)
5. À Nos Amours (1983)
6. Head Against the Wall (1959)
7. Ernest & Celestine (2012)
8. My New Partner (1984)
9. Time Masters (1982)
10. La Marge (1976)
11. Grave (2016)
12. Maîtresse (1976)
13. The Beast (1975)
14. Fascination (1979)
15. Sweet Movie (1974)
16. I as in Icarus (1979)
17a. Rapture (1961) 11min +
17b. La jetée (1962) 28min +
17c. Blood of the Beasts (1949) 22min = 61min
18a. Toute la mémoire du monde (1957) 21 min +
18b. Happy Anniversary (1962) 15min +
18c. A Song of Love (1950) 26min = 62min
19. As Long As You're Healthy (1966)
20. M. Hulot's Holiday (1953) REVISION

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Jacques Tati's first Hulot film is a pleasant little comedy, full of sight gags and kooky sound effects, plus an awesome music score. While Tati's anti-technology creeps up at times with cars that do not work properly, this is mostly an assortment of skits without anything deep or meaningful. On one hand, this means that the film lacks the bite of the subsequent three Hulot films, but for a film about people on holiday, it kind of makes sense for Tati's agenda to be more relaxed.
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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » April 29th, 2018, 3:10 am

All first time viewings unless stated:

Three viewings in a row:

I know that people say film makers like Godard, Renoir etc are the greatest film makers France has see,but I decided,for my final Brigitte Lahaie movie, to go for the creme de la creme of directors who have made a film in France:


29: Jess Franco's Je brûle de partout (1979) 6

Pulling Jenny into her net of sin,Brigitte Lahaie makes her short appearance count, with a sultry, tempting performance as Lorna. Completely caught up in the waves of seedy sex and lust at the brothel,Susan Hemingway actually does very well in retaining a sense of innocence with Jenny,that reverberates in an unplanned family reunion. Left uncredited, the writers strip Jenny of all her dreams in the outside world with sex scenes that push her into being a plaything,that when unthreaded,cleverly links Jenny to the rest of Franco’s film “universe.” Dashing the flick out in 6 days (!) leads to auteur Uncle Jess being at his most care-free, via Jess and cinematographer Alain Hardy poking at the steamy sex scenes with Jess’s trademark zoom-in button bashing & whip-pans. Gliding on the slick Jazz from regular collaborator Daniel White, Jess finds space in the limitations for artful asides,from a funny Disco intro,to fellow sex workers gliding over the body of Jenny like poisonous snakes.

30: Judex (1963) 7

Abridging the 12 hour run-time of the 1916 original in their modern adaptation, the screenplay by Jacques Champreux and Francis Lacassin brilliantly keep to the spirit of the films roots,with the ransom demand, the kidnapping of Jacqueline and the end of reel heroic rescue by Judex hitting the frantic atmosphere of classic cinema serials. Keeping close to the pace of a serial, the writers struggle to get out of a disjointed tone,as the plan by the baddies becomes stretched out,and Judex is saved to appearances at the end of acts.

Lovingly paying tribute to Feuillade with Silent-movie style fade-ins and a classy dedication, director Georges Franju & cinematographer Marcel Fradetal build upon the Fantasy stylisation of Eyes Without A Face,with the bird mask intro of Judex and the climbing up of walls by him and his gang. Whilst the cast have more alluring costumes, Franju twists his visceral horror of Eyes into the serial origins with the return of a bird cage as a motif, Diana’s kidnapping of Jacqueline holding tension on a knife-edge,and an astonishing shot following someone falling to their death.

Eyeing another collaboration with Franju, Edith Scob gives an excellent,expresive performance as Jacqueline,whose face gets caught in a wide-eyed state of fear. Creeping around dressed as a nun, Francine Bergé gives an outstanding performance as Diana,who is given a ruthlessness by Bergé which shines each time she pulls a knife out. Swinging into action at every end of act, Channing Pollock gives a dashing performance that keeps the heroic Judex flying in the air.

31: Nuits rouges (1974)4

Planned as a TV movie but quickly turned around to a cinema release, (the low budget makes it appear a number of “standing” sets were used)director Georges Franju leaves Silent movie-style fade- ins/fade-outs as the lone continuation of a his visual motifs,to instead go and explore a new style of film making: Kitsch. Not helped by the rather heavy script from Jacques Champreux, Franju gives would-be wacky set-pieces a tired feel with restrained camera moves instead of the lively, fluid shots that they deserve. Sounding more relaxed with the music, the score by Franju has a jiving playfulness that is missing from the returning appearance of Judex.

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1. François Truffaut: Stolen Portraits 1993 - 10/10 - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/f ... portraits/ - Question for native French speakers. Marcel Ophuls tells a story about how Max referred to Truffaut as “malfrangué” (translated as scruffy). Not sure I’m spelling it right. Does anyone have an idea what the true meaning of this word is? and/or the spelling?
2. Paris-Willouby/Meet the Guilbys (2015) - 5.5/10 - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/meet-the-guilbys/
3. Back to Burgundy/Ce Qui Nous Lie - 7/10 - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/back-to-burgundy/
4. L’Économie du couple/After Love - 5/10 - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/after-love-2016/
5. Le Moine - 5/10 - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/the-monk/
6. La liste de mes envies - 6/10 - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/l ... es-envies/
7. Una pura formalità / A Pure Formality - 6/10 - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/a-pure-formality/
8. Verdun, visions d'histoire (1928) kind of boring, but some nice footage 6/10
9. La femme de nulle part (1922) 6/10
10. Le Distrait (1970) 6/10 I don’t enjoy Pierre Richard as much as some, but this was moderately entertaining.
11. Le Petit bougnat (1970) 6/10 The things I see for Isabelle Adjani. She was a teenager, about 14 or 15, playing a 13 year-old (13 and 1/2 in fact). It’s not tremendous, but it’s okay.
12. Faites comme si je n'étais pas là/Pretend I’m Not Here (2000) 6/10 https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/p ... -not-here/
13. Dix percent aka Call My Agent, Season Two Episode Three: Norman 5/10 This season is dragging, because it focuses more on the agents than the stars. In the 2nd episode, season two, it was over 15 minutes before Fabrice Luchini appeared.
14.Dix percent aka Call My Agent, Season Two Episode Four: Isabelle 7/10 I love Adjani. This episode was good/better, but not great.
15. Une semaine de vacances (1980) 6.5/10
16. Sur un arbre perché (1971, Serge Korber) 6/10 The “joke” gets old really quickly, but the presence of Geraldine Chaplin was enough to make it worthwhile.
17. Sérieux comme le plaisir (1975, Robert Benayoun) 5.5/10 This is kind of a cheap film, but at least it has Jane Birkin and a small appearance from Serge Gainsbourg.
18.Piège (1970) - weird, experimental French film that I lost patience with over time, even though it was so short.
19. L’Atelier / The Workshop (2017) - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/t ... shop-2017/
20. Pourquoi pas moi? (1999) 6/10 - Coming out story that involves a group of friends.
21. Dix percent aka Call My Agent, Season Two Episode Five: Guy - 6/10 the season continued to be iffy
22.Dix percent aka Call My Agent, Season Two Episode Six: Juliette - 7/10 - final episode - it’s impossible to not like Juliette Binoche. There’s only one question you’ll have to answer after watching this episode and that is would you like it if she licked your face?
23. Summer in the Forest 2017 Directed by Randall Wright
24. La Dream Team - worth it for Gerard Depardieu’s performance. Everything else is pretty standard. (Netflix USA)
25. Le tableau / The Painting (2011) 6/10
26. Voir du pays/The Stopover - The Coulin Sisters - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/the-stopover/
27. Médecin de campagne/The Country Doctor - 6/10
28. L'enquęte/The Clearstream Affair - 6/10
29. La mécanique des flux/Against the Tide - 6/10 - documentary on Syrian refugees
30. Paulette - 6/10 - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/paulette/
31. L'âge de raison/Love in the Age of Reason (2010) - 5/10 - This film with Sophie Marceau and by Yann Samuell (same guy who directed Jeux d’enfants/Love Me if You Dare) unfortunately doesn’t ring true or whimsical like some of their previous efforts. It was playing in theaters in France right before I moved there, but left theaters before I could see it. Looks like I wouldn’t have missed anything.
32. Une bouteille à la mer (2010) 6/10 Many cultures clash head-on in this film. It doesn’t always work and it isn’t always compelling, but it’s an okay watch.
33. Belle de Jour (1967) - rewatch - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/belle-de-jour/1/
34. Godard Mon Amour/Le Redoutable (2017) - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/godard-mon-amour/
35. Lotte in Italia/Struggle in Italy - 1971 - One of Godard’s “boring” films was streaming on MUBI. I’ve been struggling to watch this for the past couple of weeks, but it’s dry. Finally, it was almost leaving MUBI, so I finished it. The dialogue is in Italian, and explained in French with a voiceover by Anne Wiazemsky.
36. Nocturne indien (1989)
37. L'enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot/Inferno (2009) Rewatch - Two reviews at: https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/h ... inferno/1/
38. Quai des Orfèvres (1947) - Rewatch - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/q ... vres-1947/
39. In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni (1978) Triple (also TSPDT challenge) - Really boring essay film. :(
40. La chair de l'orchidée/ Flesh of the Orchid 1975 https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/f ... he-orchid/
41. La douleur - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/memoir-of-pain/
42. La Ch'tite famille - Love it - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/l ... e-famille/
43. Custody aka Jusqu’a la garde - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/custody-2017/
44. Le brio - 7.5/10 - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/le-brio/
45. Plonger/Diving - Melanie Laurent - 5/10
46. Burn Out 7/10 -
47. My Son /Mon Garçon - 7/10
48. The Night Eats the World 5/10 - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/t ... the-world/
49. Barbara - Amalric - 3/10
50. Luna 6/10 - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/luna-2018/
51. Promise at Dawn - 7/10 - Amazing performance from Charlotte Gainsbourg
52. Stand Up Girl aka C’est tout pour moi
53. Le sens de la fęte /C’est la vie 5 or 6/10
54. Shorts I
-June 19/Juin 19 (20 mins.)
-RISE OF A STAR (Naissance d’une étoile) 19 mins.
-Grams/Petites Filles/Little Girls - 16 mins.
-PIONEERS (Les Pionniers de l’Univers) 5 mins.
55. Shorts II
-Fist/Prends mon poing 21 mins.
-RISE OF A STAR (Naissance d’une étoile) 19 mins.
-Hybrids 6 mins.
-Ordeal/Ordalie 14 mins.

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Post by St. Gloede » April 29th, 2018, 8:56 am

RogerTheMovieManiac88 on Apr 26 2018, 07:50:02 PM wrote:9. 'Premier rendez-vous' (1941, Henri Decoin) - 9/10 (RV)

Damn, I just so adore the insouciance, radiant joyousness, and sheer comedic timing of Danielle Darrieux's exquisite central turn in Decoin's escapist charmer. Just as magical upon a revisit. What a star we lost just recently!

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I really hope subtitles become available for this one, it also made me notice I have not seen a single film by Decoin. What would you recommend?
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The French ConnectionShow
1. Haute Tension (2003)
2. Nikita (1990)
3. Yoyo (1965)
4. La Classe Américaine (1993)
5. À Nos Amours (1983)
6. Head Against the Wall (1959)
7. Ernest & Celestine (2012)
8. My New Partner (1984)
9. Time Masters (1982)
10. La Marge (1976)
11. Grave (2016)
12. Maîtresse (1976)
13. The Beast (1975)
14. Fascination (1979)
15. Sweet Movie (1974)
16. I as in Icarus (1979)
17a. Rapture (1961) 11min +
17b. La jetée (1962) 28min +
17c. Blood of the Beasts (1949) 22min = 61min
18a. Toute la mémoire du monde (1957) 21 min +
18b. Happy Anniversary (1962) 15min +
18c. A Song of Love (1950) 26min = 62min
19. As Long As You're Healthy (1966)
20. M. Hulot's Holiday (1953) REVISION
21. Zazie dans le métro (1960) REVISION

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Delightful little film set within the imagination of a young girl, full of jump cuts, sped up dialogue, characters making absurd leaps up and down and so on, all reflective of how she makes a fun day for herself when unable to visit the city's métro. As per the top-rated comment on iCM, it is indeed "like watching a live action cartoon", and yet with some insanely non-child friendly elements as she spends the zaniest section of the film trying to avoid the clutches of a dirty old man who she convinces to buy her a pair of jeans.
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Post by sol » April 29th, 2018, 4:21 pm

The French ConnectionShow
1. Haute Tension (2003)
2. Nikita (1990)
3. Yoyo (1965)
4. La Classe Américaine (1993)
5. À Nos Amours (1983)
6. Head Against the Wall (1959)
7. Ernest & Celestine (2012)
8. My New Partner (1984)
9. Time Masters (1982)
10. La Marge (1976)
11. Grave (2016)
12. Maîtresse (1976)
13. The Beast (1975)
14. Fascination (1979)
15. Sweet Movie (1974)
16. I as in Icarus (1979)
17a. Rapture (1961) 11min +
17b. La jetée (1962) 28min +
17c. Blood of the Beasts (1949) 22min = 61min
18a. Toute la mémoire du monde (1957) 21 min +
18b. Happy Anniversary (1962) 15min +
18c. A Song of Love (1950) 26min = 62min
19. As Long As You're Healthy (1966)
20. M. Hulot's Holiday (1953) REVISION
21. Zazie dans le métro (1960) REVISION
22. Mon Oncle (1958) REVISION

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What's not to love? From Hulot's sister and her obsession with cleaning and turning on/off her fish fountain, to the crazy walkways in/out of her house, to the hilarious sequence in which it is Hulot is mistaken for an amateur acrobat, to the house with eyes, to all the individual sound effects, and the list goes on. I kind of reject the often mentioned notion that the film is about modern technology/processes being bad or evil. I think Hulot is instead asking us to step back and consider how some contemporary inventions/ideas might seem ridiculous if viewed by an outsider/or someone from another time. I mean, these days we have people watching around talking to their watch (connected to their phone) after all...
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Post by frbrown » April 29th, 2018, 9:44 pm

9. Viva Maria! (1965)
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1. L'inhumaine (1924)
2. La pyramide humaine (1961)
3. La nuit americaine (1973)
4. Bilitis (1977)
5. Lucrece Borgia (1935)
6. La verite sur Bebe Donge (1952)
7. Mes cheres etudes (2010)
8. Parties fines (1977)
9. Viva Maria! (1965)
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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » April 30th, 2018, 1:50 am

St. Gloede on Apr 29 2018, 02:56:04 AM wrote:
RogerTheMovieManiac88 on Apr 26 2018, 07:50:02 PM wrote:9. 'Premier rendez-vous' (1941, Henri Decoin) - 9/10 (RV)

Damn, I just so adore the insouciance, radiant joyousness, and sheer comedic timing of Danielle Darrieux's exquisite central turn in Decoin's escapist charmer. Just as magical upon a revisit. What a star we lost just recently!

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I really hope subtitles become available for this one, it also made me notice I have not seen a single film by Decoin. What would you recommend?
Hi Gloede!

Lovely to read of your interest in this one. It's a film that really does dance in my memory due to the energy and freshness of Darrieux's central performance. A really fun romantic set-up and played ever so charmingly and pleasantly by all concerned. I did have to rely on my French and would savour it again if subs were to become available.

As for the rest of his filmography of 50 films as director, I'd particularly recommend 'Battement de coeur' (another fun DD outing but just a notch below 'Premier rendez-vous' I think), 'Non coupable' (dark, troubling noir with a mesmerising Michel Simon), 'Les amoureux sont seuls au monde' (touching drama book-ended by two exquisite scenes on love and timelessness), 'Entre onze heures et minuit' (doppelganger noir with fun references; I like writers_reign review of this on IMDb), 'La vérité sur Bébé Donge' (probably my own personal fave from Decoin with its riveting and noirish look at social expectation and marital discontent), 'Bonnes a tuer' (nifty suspenser with a great Paris apartment set-up; who out of the gathered will fall to their death?), 'La chatte' (noirish wartime tale with S&M elements). All these are films I rated 8/10 or higher.

Have high hopes for a few others. Might try to fit one in to finish off the challenge!

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » April 30th, 2018, 1:52 am

All first time viewings unless stated:

Double viewing:

32: Maya (1949) 9

Impressively continuing to build on visual themes from the Cavalcade of Love “anthology”, co-writer/(with Simon Gantillon) director Raymond Bernard & cinematographer André Thomas make the crew go over to Maya’s hellish, isolated island,where Bernard and Thomas’s winding tracking shots walk down the dead-end streets where Maya sells her identity and any chance of grasping love or optimism is lost in the Film Noir smog of rotting nightclubs. Exposing Maya’s determination to let no one enter her personal space, Bernard unmasks each clients obsession with her in beautiful in-camera effects that unveil the doll (a recurring motif in this and Cavalcade) that clients see her to be,which shatters with a devastating,shot in first-person,final request for Maya’s real name.

Going ashore with a group of sailors in an adaptation of co-writer Simon Gantillon’s own play, Bernard and Gantillon take a superb left-field turn, by the traditionally male “Film Noir loner” role going to a woman (with Bernard showing with Simone Simon in Cavalcade that he had an eye for a woman taking the dominant role) Following each brief encounter she has with clients,the writers undress each layer of Maya’s Noir sorrow in the wilderness with a funeral wreath for a child left in the dark of her work place,and tears running down Maya’s face, from seeing her last smoke signals of freedom sailing away.

Scrambling on the island to re-gain an outline to the fading mythical image of his dream love, Marcel Dalio gives a great performance as the crew-member who swims into obsession with Maya and a murderous rage. Drawing the eyes of all men who walk down the street, the alluring Viviane Romance gives a fantastic performance,which balances a brittleness over attempts made for her to reveal more info, that Romance cracks with a fragility when hiding from view,as she loses her identity to Maya.

33: Blackaria (2010) 6

Shot on grainy Digital Video,co-directors François Gaillard & Christophe(r) Robin smartly use the format to their advantage,by making the grainy picture add a layer of misty-eyed, nightmare vision for Angela. Backed by an Industrial score from Dragon Double,the directors slice inspiration from Lucio Fulci and 2000’s era Dario Argento in splashes of rubbery gore across the screen, and stylish overlapping images that linger and cast a supernatural atmosphere. Grabbing the tail of Neo-Giallo with an extended flashback, the screenplay by François Gaillard misses its stab at the genre by failing to build any psychological unease over the killer attacks, or anticipation over the case being solved, with the writer/directors appearing more interested in the peculiar, crystal ball of the supernatural diving into the blackaria.

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1. In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni / We Spin Around the Night Consumed by the Fire (Guy Debord, 1978)
2. Laissez bronzer les cadavres / Let the Corpses Tan (Hélène Cattet/Bruno Forzani, 2017) (cinema)
3. SHORTS 20+12+8+25 = 65 m
Van Gogh (Alain Resnais, 1948)
Broadway By Light (William Klein, 1958)
Réponse de femmes: Notre corps, notre sexe / Women Reply (Agnès Varda, 1975)
Puissance de la parole / The Power of Speech (Jean-Luc Godard, 1988) 25 m
4. Le magnifique (Philippe de Broca, 1973)
5. Un homme est mort / The Outside Man (Jacques Deray, 1972)
6. Tout va bien (Jean-Luc Godard/Jean-Pierre Gorin, 1972) (1001-2000 list)
an English-language interlude...

7. Lady Oscar (Jacques Demy, 1979)

Demy's third English-language film is something of an international oddity, a Japanese-French production based on a Japanese manga, on a French subject (the Revolution), filmed in France but in English with mostly British actors. It doesn't have much of a reputation but I found it fairly worthwhile, if still one of the director's lesser works; Catriona MacColl may be a bit too feminine to properly carry the androgyny her raised-as-a-boy character should show, but she's got the charisma to pull it off I think, the rest of the cast is fine, and the locations well-chosen and Michel Legrand's music not surprisingly one of the most memorable elements. Where it falters is in it's odd scattershot approach to history, sometimes comic and even verging on farcical, just as often more serious and even outraged, but with the Third Estate characters just not as well-drawn or sympathetic as they should be, and the aristocracy given too much leniency in a film that builds up to Bastille Day and an ending that should be more emotional and powerful than it is. It definitely feels to me like something went amiss here; it's perhaps too short, or too confused in it's messaging and politics. Demy did much better with his next film, also in a political vein, Une chambre en ville.

8. The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci, 2017)

Scottish director and co-writer Iannucci adapts a French graphic novel about the death of a Soviet dictator, with a mostly-English cast and a couple of Americans in major roles, plus a few Russian and Ukranian actors in smaller parts. International co-production (with Gaumont taking pride of place) at it's finest, as it turns out, as this is one of the best new comedies I've seen in a few years and certainly the best political satire I've seen in quite a while. While it's allegorical and topical elements are fairly blurry - this really does focus very much on the particular ways in which the ruling party and in particular the top half-dozen or so Soviet leaders dealt with that particular crisis in 1953 - one cannot help but draw some conclusions about the general greed and power-hungry characteristics of tyrannical societies then and now, from the Soviet Union to Russia, from Nixon to Trump, from Marcos to Duterte, etc, etc, etc. It's a very funny screenplay and Iannucci is a skilled enough director, but this is really a film made by it's cast, especially Steve Buscemi as Khrushchev and Simon Russell Beale as Beria, the principal antagonists throughout. Beale in particular is wonderful, making for one of the most hilarious mass-murderers you'll ever see, and third place honors would probably fall to Jason Isaacs as an extremely quick-tempered Zhukov; the rest of the cast including Jeffrey Tambor, Michael Palin and Olga Kurylenko is all fine as well.
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20. Les vampires (1915) - 6/10

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Simba63 on Apr 29 2018, 08:25:33 PM wrote:20. Les vampires (1915) - 6/10
Are you counting all that as one watch? Because you can count each episode separately for this challenge (others have)...

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Post by Simba63 » April 30th, 2018, 4:03 am

maxwelldeux on Apr 29 2018, 09:15:51 PM wrote:
Simba63 on Apr 29 2018, 08:25:33 PM wrote:20. Les vampires (1915) - 6/10
Are you counting all that as one watch? Because you can count each episode separately for this challenge (others have)...
You can ring it up however you want. It is 1 check on iCM.

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Post by frbrown » April 30th, 2018, 4:25 am

10. Therese Raquin (1953)
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1. L'inhumaine (1924)
2. La pyramide humaine (1961)
3. La nuit americaine (1973)
4. Bilitis (1977)
5. Lucrece Borgia (1935)
6. La verite sur Bebe Donge (1952)
7. Mes cheres etudes (2010)
8. Parties fines (1977)
9. Viva Maria! (1965)
10. Therese Raquin (1953)
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Post by maxwelldeux » April 30th, 2018, 5:46 am

Simba63 on Apr 29 2018, 10:03:21 PM wrote:
maxwelldeux on Apr 29 2018, 09:15:51 PM wrote:
Simba63 on Apr 29 2018, 08:25:33 PM wrote:20. Les vampires (1915) - 6/10
Are you counting all that as one watch? Because you can count each episode separately for this challenge (others have)...
You can ring it up however you want. It is 1 check on iCM.
I've got you clocked in with seven for that check, based on how it's been counted in this thread. Your total is 26. :thumbsup:

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Post by sebby » April 30th, 2018, 6:28 am

[font=courier]04. Les parapluies de Cherbourg (1964) - 7/10

I was expecting something that would be comedic, light and fun. Instead, it was kind of devastating. And also: Poor Seymour :(

05. L'aveu (1970) - 8.5/10

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01. Monsieur Klein (1976) - 6/10
02. The Mother and the Whore (1973) - 8.5/10
03. Les rendez-vous d'Anna (1978) - 8.5/10
04.Les parapluies de Cherbourg (1964) - 7/10
05. L'aveu (1970) - 8.5/10

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1. François Truffaut: Stolen Portraits 1993 - 10/10 - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/f ... portraits/ - Question for native French speakers. Marcel Ophuls tells a story about how Max referred to Truffaut as “malfrangué” (translated as scruffy). Not sure I’m spelling it right. Does anyone have an idea what the true meaning of this word is? and/or the spelling?
2. Paris-Willouby/Meet the Guilbys (2015) - 5.5/10 - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/meet-the-guilbys/
3. Back to Burgundy/Ce Qui Nous Lie - 7/10 - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/back-to-burgundy/
4. L’Économie du couple/After Love - 5/10 - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/after-love-2016/
5. Le Moine - 5/10 - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/the-monk/
6. La liste de mes envies - 6/10 - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/l ... es-envies/
7. Una pura formalità / A Pure Formality - 6/10 - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/a-pure-formality/
8. Verdun, visions d'histoire (1928) kind of boring, but some nice footage 6/10
9. La femme de nulle part (1922) 6/10
10. Le Distrait (1970) 6/10 I don’t enjoy Pierre Richard as much as some, but this was moderately entertaining.
11. Le Petit bougnat (1970) 6/10 The things I see for Isabelle Adjani. She was a teenager, about 14 or 15, playing a 13 year-old (13 and 1/2 in fact). It’s not tremendous, but it’s okay.
12. Faites comme si je n'étais pas là/Pretend I’m Not Here (2000) 6/10 https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/p ... -not-here/
13. Dix percent aka Call My Agent, Season Two Episode Three: Norman 5/10 This season is dragging, because it focuses more on the agents than the stars. In the 2nd episode, season two, it was over 15 minutes before Fabrice Luchini appeared.
14.Dix percent aka Call My Agent, Season Two Episode Four: Isabelle 7/10 I love Adjani. This episode was good/better, but not great.
15. Une semaine de vacances (1980) 6.5/10
16. Sur un arbre perché (1971, Serge Korber) 6/10 The “joke” gets old really quickly, but the presence of Geraldine Chaplin was enough to make it worthwhile.
17. Sérieux comme le plaisir (1975, Robert Benayoun) 5.5/10 This is kind of a cheap film, but at least it has Jane Birkin and a small appearance from Serge Gainsbourg.
18.Piège (1970) - weird, experimental French film that I lost patience with over time, even though it was so short.
19. L’Atelier / The Workshop (2017) - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/t ... shop-2017/
20. Pourquoi pas moi? (1999) 6/10 - Coming out story that involves a group of friends.
21. Dix percent aka Call My Agent, Season Two Episode Five: Guy - 6/10 the season continued to be iffy
22.Dix percent aka Call My Agent, Season Two Episode Six: Juliette - 7/10 - final episode - it’s impossible to not like Juliette Binoche. There’s only one question you’ll have to answer after watching this episode and that is would you like it if she licked your face?
23. Summer in the Forest 2017 Directed by Randall Wright
24. La Dream Team - worth it for Gerard Depardieu’s performance. Everything else is pretty standard. (Netflix USA)
25. Le tableau / The Painting (2011) 6/10
26. Voir du pays/The Stopover - The Coulin Sisters - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/the-stopover/
27. Médecin de campagne/The Country Doctor - 6/10
28. L'enquęte/The Clearstream Affair - 6/10
29. La mécanique des flux/Against the Tide - 6/10 - documentary on Syrian refugees
30. Paulette - 6/10 - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/paulette/
31. L'âge de raison/Love in the Age of Reason (2010) - 5/10 - This film with Sophie Marceau and by Yann Samuell (same guy who directed Jeux d’enfants/Love Me if You Dare) unfortunately doesn’t ring true or whimsical like some of their previous efforts. It was playing in theaters in France right before I moved there, but left theaters before I could see it. Looks like I wouldn’t have missed anything.
32. Une bouteille à la mer (2010) 6/10 Many cultures clash head-on in this film. It doesn’t always work and it isn’t always compelling, but it’s an okay watch.
33. Belle de Jour (1967) - rewatch - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/belle-de-jour/1/
34. Godard Mon Amour/Le Redoutable (2017) - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/godard-mon-amour/
35. Lotte in Italia/Struggle in Italy - 1971 - One of Godard’s “boring” films was streaming on MUBI. I’ve been struggling to watch this for the past couple of weeks, but it’s dry. Finally, it was almost leaving MUBI, so I finished it. The dialogue is in Italian, and explained in French with a voiceover by Anne Wiazemsky.
36. Nocturne indien (1989)
37. L'enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot/Inferno (2009) Rewatch - Two reviews at: https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/h ... inferno/1/
38. Quai des Orfèvres (1947) - Rewatch - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/q ... vres-1947/
39. In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni (1978) Triple (also TSPDT challenge) - Really boring essay film. :(
40. La chair de l'orchidée/ Flesh of the Orchid 1975 https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/f ... he-orchid/
41. La douleur - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/memoir-of-pain/
42. La Ch'tite famille - Love it - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/l ... e-famille/
43. Custody aka Jusqu’a la garde - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/custody-2017/
44. Le brio - 7.5/10 - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/le-brio/
45. Plonger/Diving - Melanie Laurent - 5/10
46. Burn Out 7/10 -
47. My Son /Mon Garçon - 7/10
48. The Night Eats the World 5/10 - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/t ... the-world/
49. Barbara - Amalric - 3/10
50. Luna 6/10 - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/luna-2018/
51. Promise at Dawn - 7/10 - Amazing performance from Charlotte Gainsbourg
52. Stand Up Girl aka C’est tout pour moi
53. Le sens de la fęte /C’est la vie 5 or 6/10
54. Shorts I
-June 19/Juin 19 (20 mins.)
-RISE OF A STAR (Naissance d’une étoile) 19 mins.
-Grams/Petites Filles/Little Girls - 16 mins.
-PIONEERS (Les Pionniers de l’Univers) 5 mins.
55. Shorts II
-Fist/Prends mon poing 21 mins.
-RISE OF A STAR (Naissance d’une étoile) 19 mins.
-Hybrids 6 mins.
-Ordeal/Ordalie 14 mins.
56. Return of the Hero/Le retour du héros (2018) 6/10 Okay comedy starring Jean Dujardin & Melanie Laurent.
57. Jalouse/Jealous (David Foenkinos, Stéphane Foenkinos) 7/10 All I needed to see was that Karin Viard was in a movie called Jealous and I was in. Unfortunately, her character went beyond crazy at times, seeming irredeemable. But mostly, it was good.
58. La quête d'Alain Ducasse (2017) 7/10
59. L'école buissonnière 6/10 Okay film with themes I’ve often seen before. François Cluzet & François Berléand shine.
60. Normandie nue 6/10 Naked French people is all you have got to know. I preferred some of Philippe Le Guay’s other films more, but whatever.

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Post by nimimerkillinen » April 30th, 2018, 9:00 am

1. Le carrosse d'or - not my thing
2. Le cercle rouge - fairly ok
3. Visages villages - fairly ok

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Le ballon rouge 34min
Ménilmontant 38m
Colloque de chiens 22m
Acéra ou Le bal des sorcières 13m

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Post by ororama » April 30th, 2018, 11:50 am

12. Lola (1961) * 87 min.

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1. Clown, Dog and Balloon (1905) * 1 min.
Spain (1905) * 10 min.
Le Tango (1905) * 2 min.
The Malagueña and the Bullfighter (1905) * 2 min.
Cook & Rilly's Trained Rooster (1905) * 2 min.
Kitchen (2005) * 15 min.
Magic Paris (2007) * 21 min.
Onesime, Clockmaker (1912) 8 min.
2. Les Vampires: Episode VIII: The Thunder Master (1916) * 50 min.
3. Les Vampires: Episode IX: The Poisoner (1916) * 48 min.
4. Les Vampires: Episode X: The Terrible Wedding * 57 min.
5. For the Children (1916) * 3 min.
Skhizein (2008) 13 min.
Cake Walk, Performed by Nouveau Cirque (1905) * 1 min.
Polin Performs 'The Anatomy of a Draftee' (1905) * 2 min.
Dranem Performs 'The True Jiu-Jitsu' (1905) * 2 min.
Dranem Performs Five O'Clock Tea (1905) * 3 min.
Felix Mayol Performs The Trottins' Polka (1905) * 2 min.
Felix Mayol Performs White Lilacs (1905) * 3 min.
Pina Colada (2009) * 16 min.
Onésime Gets Maried… So Does Calino (1913) * 8 min.
Onésime and Calino's Inheritance (1913) * 11 min.
6. La Cigarette (1919) * 50 min.
7. La Souriante Madame Beudet (1923) * 42 min.
8. Onésime Loves Animals (1913) * 6 min.
Ogre (2014) * 14 min.
Un Chant d'Amour (1950) * 25 min.
Noodles (2004) * 6 min.
La Leçon de Danse (2006) * 5 min.
The Enchanted Trunk (1904) * 3 min.
Les Apparitions Fugitives (1904) * 2 min.
9. The Erl King (1931) * 45 min.
10. Guernica (1951) * 13 min.
The Persistent Salesman (1910) * 7 min.
Voyage d'Affaires (2008) * 11 min.
How Wang-Fo Was Saved (1987) * 15 min.
The Untamable Whiskers (1904) * 3 min.
The Clock Maker's Dream (1904) * 3 min.
A History of Hats (1910) * 5 min.
Nothing Is Impossible for Man (1910) * 6 min.
11. Le Mystère Picasso (1956) * 75 min.

*First time viewing.

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Post by sol » April 30th, 2018, 1:14 pm

The French ConnectionShow
1. Haute Tension (2003)
2. Nikita (1990)
3. Yoyo (1965)
4. La Classe Américaine (1993)
5. À Nos Amours (1983)
6. Head Against the Wall (1959)
7. Ernest & Celestine (2012)
8. My New Partner (1984)
9. Time Masters (1982)
10. La Marge (1976)
11. Grave (2016)
12. Maîtresse (1976)
13. The Beast (1975)
14. Fascination (1979)
15. Sweet Movie (1974)
16. I as in Icarus (1979)
17a. Rapture (1961) 11min +
17b. La jetée (1962) 28min +
17c. Blood of the Beasts (1949) 22min = 61min
18a. Toute la mémoire du monde (1957) 21 min +
18b. Happy Anniversary (1962) 15min +
18c. A Song of Love (1950) 26min = 62min
19. As Long As You're Healthy (1966)
20. M. Hulot's Holiday (1953) REVISION
21. Zazie dans le métro (1960) REVISION
22. Mon Oncle (1958) REVISION
23. PlayTime (1967) REVISION

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » April 30th, 2018, 4:41 pm

Hi Max,I'm not sure what time this Challenge ends,but I'm going to try to get an extra viewing after this:

All FTV's unless stated:

34: Demon Is on the Island (1983) 7

Thanks to JD for the terrific rec!

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Post by Simba63 » April 30th, 2018, 4:50 pm

maxwelldeux on Apr 29 2018, 11:46:32 PM wrote:
Simba63 on Apr 29 2018, 10:03:21 PM wrote:
maxwelldeux on Apr 29 2018, 09:15:51 PM wrote:Are you counting all that as one watch? Because you can count each episode separately for this challenge (others have)...
You can ring it up however you want. It is 1 check on iCM.
I've got you clocked in with seven for that check, based on how it's been counted in this thread. Your total is 26. :thumbsup:
Thank you, I'll take it. the episodes had really drastic time differences. One would be 15 minutes and another 60 minutes.

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Post by St. Gloede » April 30th, 2018, 5:35 pm

I had really hoped to be able to do the write-ups before I went on my honeymoon, but sadly i didnt have the time. As i only had half the month i got to see a lot more than expected, and have more Frech films stored up when i get back home.

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b]1. L'humanité (1999, Bruno Dumont)[/b]
Sharply ugly humanity, coupled with mild dark humour, L'humanité showcases a Dumont with a clear idea of what he wants to do, and a surprisingly refined style. Capturing life in a quaint little village, and following the life of a childlike superindentant and his friends, as they hang out in a mixture of fun and sad, lost tragedy, the film moves in crassly subtle ways. The film is set to the backdrop of the rape and murder of a 13 year old girl, a detail the film seems to largely ignore, but in a way stays with us throughout.

Stretching approximately 150 minutes, the film takes it's time, sets a clear atmosphere, and let's us explore the characters, setting and underlying emotions very carefully. Dumont plays with off moments, sensuality, sexuality and subverts expectation well (similar to the more recent auteur Alain Guiraudie). His key strength is the way he manages to very beautifully compose direct ugliness, make us uncomfortable, and in a way that could be reminiscent of a far more cinematically accomplished Larry Clark (or a far more subtle Korine), utilize the sleazier, crasser, childish and immature to create something truly interesting. 8/10.

Subnote: Dumont was never a director I focused heavily on, and I am yet to see The Life of Jesus, but now I am certainly interested. I think I was originally put off, to an extent, by Twentynine Palms, which was the first film of his I saw, and which I had mixed feelings about. However, I quite enjoyed is quaint and actuallyt very similar (if slightly more "clean") mini-series P'tit Quinquin, and Camille Claudel 1915 was a brilliant exercise in minimalism (but very different from the other 3 I have seen).


2. Le printemps / Spring (1972, Marcel Hanoun)
Beautiful and quiet, with long takes capturing the emergence of spring, while cutting together the life of a young girl, and that of a potential killer on the run, Le Printemps is quite the triumph for Hanoun. There is no shallow sexuality, or rough attempted experiments. What we see here is the work of a careful and experienced director carefully drawing out his vision.

I was taken aback by just how beautifully crafted the long takes were. The colour is simply perfect - and this might actually be the first time I have seen Hanoun really sink his teeth into colour. It still uses a plot device, i.e. the killer, to tap into a quick sense of instant atmosphere and melancholy (just as he used beauty in Summer and sexual tension in Autumn) but it feels neither cheap, nor exploitative. Of the three seasons I have seen so far I feel this is the only one that truly taps into the power of it's season as well - and it definitely makes me very excited to explore the last part of the conceptual quadrilogy, Winter. 8/10.


3. Quatorze Juillet / Bastille Day (1933, René Clair)
Surprisingly overlooked in Clair's ouvre, Bastille Day shows a director in his prime, capturing the streets of Paris, playful sensuality and a young romance. What is interesting here is that Clair goes far deeper into amorality that he tended to, and though he maintains his light comedic touch amf wonderful charm throughout, the themes can actually remind us a lot of a proto-noir, with our romantic lead truly falling from grace. The light play thoughout is lovely, the crimal element is slight (but light), and the film is of course beautifully shot/composed, with the same level of masterful elegance as we should always expect from Clair in the 30s. 8/10

Subnote: Clair is a very interesting director for me, as I have explored him quite decently, 16 films seen so far, and splitting him into 4 periods there are 2 periods I love and 2 periods I find sadly just competent and decent in the good enough, but nothing to write home about fashion.

His 20s period, is just that to me. Very light (with the exception of his rough and mad early shorts), and without the incredible charm and prowess he would come to display. There were still legions of moments of brilliance throughout, but I never came to love any of them. Often they are just light melodramas, playing on light comedy and just not doing enough out of themselves.

His French 30s period on the other hand was spectacular. As soon as the introduction of sound came, he mastered it, and somehow this was when he truly created a consistent and masterful visual style, and a unique voice. Few directors were likely as interesting as him durin the early to mid 30s.

His English language years on the other hand gave of a far more watered down Clair, one with odd plots and often a lot less style. It simply felt a lot like the work of a solid studio director, though he did climb back up towards the end, and I Married a Witch and Then There Were None were still quite accomplished.

However, as soon as he was back to France his original style picked up essentially just were he left off - granted, with less focus on streets and full communities, they were charming, elegant, playful and teasing. It is a very odd career in this respect.


4. Pattes blanches / White Shanks (1949, Jean Grémillon)
There is no doubt Grémillon was one of the most creative, bold and sensual directors of the 40s, and though White Shanks might be slightly in danger of being a little light and perhaps even slightly exploitative, he still creates a dreamlike vision out of it that elevates each individual part. I was taken a little aback by just how sexual it was, and li's light humour, couples with underlying tragedy and sadness worked beautifully. Not among his most visually stunning, but well done in every regard, with an intriguing character gallery, and some surprising twists. 8/10.

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I was especially surprised by the structure of the characters, with the two top billed cast members, who also served as our introduction to the story, both dying with 10 minutes left of the screentime, and the main antogonist simply disappearing with no consequences or conclusion.
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5-14. Marguerite Duras marathon: 9 films (almost) back to back

15. Nana (1926, Jean Renoir) 5/10

16. Hôtel Terminus (1988, Marcel Ophüls) 5/10

17. L'hiver / Winter (1969, Marcel Hanoun) 7.5/10

18. Moderato cantabile (1965, Peter Brook) 8/10

19. La nuit est mon royaume / The Night is my Kingdom (1951, Georges Lacombe) 6/10

20. Lettres d'amour (1942, Claude Autant-Lara) 7/10

21. Rue de l'Estrapade (1953, Jacques Becker) 7/10

22. Nous sommes tous des assassins / We Are All Murderers (1952, André Cayatte) 7/10

23. Traité de bave et d'éternité / Venom and Eternity (1951, Isidore Isou) 8/10

24. César et Rosalie (1972, Claude Sautet) 6/10

25. Un carnet de bal (1937, Julien Duvivier) 8/10

26. Genèse d'un repas / Origins of a Meal (1979, Luc Moullet) 7/10
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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » April 30th, 2018, 5:39 pm

St. Gloede on Apr 30 2018, 11:35:13 AM wrote:I'm currently on my honeymoon
Congrats Gloede! :cheers:

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » April 30th, 2018, 6:09 pm

Congratulations, Gloede!
That's all, folks!

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Post by flavo5000 » April 30th, 2018, 6:19 pm

Here's a few I watched this month for this challenge:
1. Made in U.S.A (1966)
2. Le mari de la coiffeuse (1990)
3. Le dîner de cons (1998)
4. S'en fout la mort (1990)
5. Romance (1999)
6. 'Je vous salue, Marie' (1985)
7. Les enfants terribles (1950)
8. Muriel ou Le temps d'un retour (1963)
9. Les amants du Pont-Neuf (1991)
10. Le gai savoir (1969)

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Post by St. Gloede » April 30th, 2018, 6:28 pm

Thank you mdf and Roger!

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » April 30th, 2018, 6:35 pm

Did you get my throwaway comments as regards Decoin, Gloede? Hope you get to sample some of his work in due course.
That's all, folks!

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#396

Post by St. Gloede » April 30th, 2018, 6:50 pm

Yes, and I should have at least one of the reconmendations at home! Thanks.

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » April 30th, 2018, 7:09 pm

All FTV's unless stated:

35: Tchao pantin (1983) 8

Thanks for running this great Challenge Max!
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Post by sortile9io » April 30th, 2018, 7:24 pm

33. Les aventuriers (Enrico, 1967) - 8/10
34. Alexandre le bienheureux (Robert, 1968) - 8/10
35. Emmanuelle (Jaeckin, 1974) - 5/10
36. Itinéraire d’un enfant gâté (Lelouch, 1988) - 8/10
37. Le déjeuner sur l’herbe (Renoir, 1959) - 7/10
38. L’argent des autres (de Chalonge, 1978) - 8/10
Histoire(s) du challenge: toutes les histoiresShow
1. L’homme de Rio (de Brocca, 1964) - 8/10
2. Judex (Franju, 1963) - 7/10
3. La grande vadrouille (Oury, 1966) - 7/10
4. Mélodie en sous-sol (Verneuil, 1963) - 8/10
5. Je t’aime, je t’aime (Resnais, 1968) - 5/10
6.a. La boulangère de Monceau (Rohmer, 1963) - 7/10
6.b. Une histoire d’eau (Truffaut, Godard, 1961) - 8/10
6.c. L’amour existe (Pialat, 1960) - 7/10
7.a. Le poulet (Berri, 1965) - 6/10
7.b. Nadja à Paris (Rohmer, 1964) - 6/10
7.c. Les mistons (Truffaut, 1957) - 8/10
7.d. Noviciat (Burch, 1964) - 5/10
8. La rose de fer (Rollin, 1973) - 7/10
9. Nelly et Monsieur Arnaud (Sautet, 1995) - 6/10
10. Loulou (Pialat, 1980) - 5/10
11. Éloge de l’amour (Godard, 2001) - 6/10
12. La fête sauvage (Rossif, 1976) - 6/10
13. Les plages d’Agnès (Varda, 2008) - 7/10
14. La femme infidèle (Chabrol, 1969) - 7/10
15. Le roman de Renard (Starewicz, Starewicz, 1930) - 6/10
16. La vie moderne (Depardon, 2008) - 6/10
17. Monsieur Vincent (Cloche, 1947) - 5/10
18. La diagonale du fou (Dembo, 1984) - 7/10
19. Lettre de Sibèrie (Marker, 1957) - 7/10
20. Le clan des Siciliens (Verneuil, 1969) - 7/10
21. La tortue rouge (Dudok de Wit, 2016) - 7/10
22. Les tontons flingueurs (Lautner, 1963) - 5/10
23. Demonlover (Assayas, 2002) - 6/10
24. La ronde (Ophüls, 1950) - 7/10
25. Le gendarme de Saint-Tropez (Girault, 1964) - 7/10
26. Peur su la ville (Verneuil, 1975) - 7/10
27. Le président (Verneuil, 1961) - 8/10
28. Le roi et l’oiseau (Grimault, 1980) - 5/10
29. En cas de malheur (Autant-Lara, 1958) - 7/10
30. Le plein de super (Cavalier, 1976) - 5/10
31. Coup de torchon (Tavernier, 1981) - 6/10
32. Ponette (Doillon, 1996) - 6/10
And that will be all for me. Definitely glad I joined this challenge, I was a bit uncertain at the beginning. Thank you maxwelldeux for hosting it.

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Post by jdidaco » April 30th, 2018, 8:04 pm

15. Une sale histoire (A Dirty Story, Jean Eustache, 1977) 9/10
16. Jouir! (Sextasy, Gérard Kikoïne, 1978) 8/10

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1. Le clair de terre (Earth Light, Guy Gilles, 1970) 10/10
2. Le printemps (Spring, Marcel Hanoun, 1972) 9/10
3. La communion solennelle (Solemn Communion, René Féret, 1977) 8/10
4. La vocation suspendue (The Suspended Vocation, Raúl Ruiz, 1978) 10/10
5. Salomé (Teo Hernandez, 1976) 10/10
6. Lady Oscar (Jacques Demy, 1979) 7.5/10
7. L’Albatros (The Albatross, Jean-Pierre Mocky, 1971) 9/10
8. Le pélican (The Pelican, Gérard Blain, 1974) 9/10
9. Le sexe nu (Naked Sex, José Bénazéraf, 1973) 9/10
10. Le couple témoin (The Model Couple, William Klein, 1977) 7.5/10
11. Bof... Anatomie d'un livreur (Who Cares: Anatomy of a Delivery Boy, Claude Faraldo, 1971) 9/10
12. Attention, les enfants regardent (Attention, the Kids Are Watching, Serge Leroy, 1978) 7.5/10
3. La jeune fille assassinée (The Assassinated Young Girl, Roger Vadim, 1974) 7/10
14. Les liens de sang/Blood Relatives (Claude Chabrol, 1978) 7.5/10

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Post by tommy_leazaq » April 30th, 2018, 8:36 pm

4. Lancelot du Lac (1974) = 7
5. Coeur fidèle (1923) = 7
6. Elle (2016) = 7

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1. Le fantôme de la liberté (1974) = 7
2. Le Million (1931) = 7
3. Le procès (1962) = 7

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