Moderato Cantabile (1960)

PETER BROOK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Alternate title:  Seven Days… Seven Nights France/Italy, 1960.  Documento Film, Iéna Productions.  Screenplay by Marguerite Duras, Gérard Jarlot, based on the novel by Marguerite Duras.  Cinematography by Armand Thirard.  Produced by Raoul Levy.  Production Design by Robert André.  Film Editing by Albert Jurgenson. In a small, rainy hamlet…

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Goodbye Again (1961)

ANATOLE LITVAK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB. Alternate title:  Aimez-Vous Brahms? France/USA, 1961.  Argus Film, Mercury Productions.  Screenplay by Samuel A. Taylor, based on the novel Aimez-vous Brahms? by Francoise Sagan.  Cinematography by Armand Thirard.  Produced by Anatole Litvak.  Music by Georges Auric.  Production Design by Alexandre Trauner.  Film Editing by Bert Bates.   Ingrid Bergman is divine as a Paris interior decorator…

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And God Created Woman (1956)

ROGER VADIM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Et Dieu…Crea La Femme France/Italy, 1956.  Cocinor, Iéna Productions, Union Cinématographique Lyonnaise.  Screenplay by Roger Vadim, Raoul Levy.  Cinematography by Armand Thirard.  Produced by Raoul Levy.  Music by Paul Misraki.  Production Design by Jean Andre.  Film Editing by Victoria Mercanton.   Seeing as how the film was only famous for featuring Brigitte Bardot‘s naked body in numerous scenes,…

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Remorques (1941)

JEAN GREMILLON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Alternate title:  Stormy Waters France, 1941.  Maitrise Artisanale de l’Industrie Cinematographique, Sedis.  Scenario and dialogue by Jacques Prevert, adaptation by Andre Cayatte, based on the novel by Roger Vercel.  Cinematography by Armand Thirard.  Music by Roland Manuel.  Production Design by Alexandre Trauner.  Film Editing by Yvonne Martin.   A tugboat captain (Jean Gabin) saves a…

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Mayerling (1936)

ANATOLE LITVAK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France, 1936.  Nero Films.  Screenplay by Irma von Cube, dialogue by Joseph Kessel, based on the novel by Claude Anet.  Cinematography by Jean Isnard, Armand Thirard.  Produced by Seymour Nebenzal.  Music by Arthur Honegger.  Production Design by Serge Pimenoff.  Costume Design by Georges Annenkov.  Film Editing by Henri Rust. Elegant film about doomed lovers of…

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Diabolique (1955)

HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Original title:  Les Diaboliques France, 1955.  Filmsonor, Vera Films.  Scenario and dialogue by Henri-Georges Clouzot, Jerome Geronimi, collaboration with Rene Masson, Frederic Grendel, based on the novel Celle Qui N’Etait Plus by Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac. Cinematography by Armand Thirard.  Produced by Henri-Georges Clouzot, Georges Lourau.  Music by Georges Van Parys.  Production Design…

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The Wages Of Fear (1953)

HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  Original title:  La Salaire De la Peur France/Italy, 1953.  Compagnie Industrielle et Commerciale Cinématographique, Filmsonor, Vera Films, Fono Roma.  Adaptation and dialogue by Henri-Georges Clouzot, Jerome Geronimi, based on the novel by Georges Arnaud.  Cinematography by Armand Thirard.  Produced by Raymond Borderie, Henri-Georges Clouzot.  Music by Georges Auric.  Production Design by Rene Renoux.  Film Editing by Madeleine…

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Quai Des Orfevres (1947)

HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  France, 1947.  Majestic Films.  Dialogue by Henri-Georges Clouzot, Screenplay by Henri-Georges Clouzot, Jean Ferry, based on the novel Legitime Defense by Stanislas-Andre Steeman.  Cinematography by Armand Thirard.  Produced by Gregor Rabinovitch.  Music by Maurice Jaubert.  Production Design by Alexandre Trauner.  Costume Design by Coco Chanel.  Film Editing by Rene Le Henaff.   Murder is committed in the…

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