The Seven Deadly Sins (1962)

PHILIPPE DE BROCA, CLAUDE CHABROL, JACQUES DEMY, SYLVAIN DHOMME, JEAN-LUC GODARD, EDOUARD MOLINARO, ROGER VADIM, MAX DOUY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5. Original Title: Les sept péchés capitaux France/Italy, 1962.  Films Gibé, Franco London Films, Titanus.  Screenplay by Daniel Boulanger, Claude Chabrol, Jacques Demy, Jean-Luc Godard, Eugène Ionesco, Félicien Marceau, Claude Mauriac, Roger Peyrefitte,…

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A Slightly Pregnant Man (1973)

JACQUES DEMY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5. Original Title: L’événement le plus important depuis que l’homme a marché sur la Lune France/Italy, 1973.  Lira Films, Roas Produzioni.  Screenplay by Jacques Demy.  Cinematography by Andreas Winding.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Costume Design by Gitt Magrini.  Film Editing by Anne-Marie Cotret….

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The World of Jacques Demy (1995)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   Original title:  L’univers de Jacques Demy France/Belgium/Spain, 1995.  Canal+ Espana, Canal+, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Ciné Tamaris, DocStar, Institut National de L’Audiovisuel, La Sept-Arte, Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres et du Developpement International, Sofica Valor 2.  Screenplay by Agnes Varda.  Cinematography by Stephane Krausz, Peter Pilafian Georges Strouve.  Music by Michel Colombier, Michel…

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Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? (1966)

WILLIAM KLEIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Qui etes-vous, Polly Maggoo? France, 1966.  Delpire Productions.  Screenplay by William Klein.  Cinematography by Jean Boffety, Robert Boffety.  Produced by Robert Delpire.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Costume Design by Janine Klein.  William Klein’s satire of show business has a suspicious attitude towards mid-sixties fashion trends and celebrity culture…

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The Young Girls Turns 25 (1993)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.   Original title:  Les Demoiselles Ont Eu 25 ans France, 1993.  Ciné Tamaris.  Screenplay by Agnes Varda.  Cinematography by Alexandre Auffort, Stephane Krausz, Patrick Mounoud, Georges Strouve, Agnes Varda.  Music by Michel Legrand, Jacques Loussier. It’s astounding how much love and affection Agnes Varda packs into 64 very short minutes. On the occasion…

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Sundays and Cybele (1962)

SERGE BOURGUIGNON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  Les dimanches de Ville d’Avray France/Austria, 1962.  Fidès, Les Films Trocadero, Orsay Films, Terra Film Produktion.  Screenplay by Serge Bourguignon, Antoine Tudal, dialogue by Serge Bourguignon, Bernard Eschasseriaux, based on the novel by Bernard Eschasseriaux.  Cinematography by Henri Decae.  Produced by Romain Pines.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Costume Design by…

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The Lovers (1958)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Les Amants France, 1958.  Nouvelles Editions de Films.  Screenplay by Louise de Vilmorin, based on the novel Point De Lendemain by Dominique Vivant.  Cinematography by Henri Decae.  Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Film Editing by Leonide Azar. Jeanne Moreau lives in the aristocratic country home of her boring husband (Alain Cuny) and, like all…

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Last Year At Marienbad (1961)

ALAIN RESNAIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  L’Annee Derniere A Marienbad France/Italy, 1961.  Cocinor, Terra Film, Cormoran Films, Precitel, Como Films, Argos Films, Les Films Tamara, Cinétel, Silver Films, Cineriz.  Screenplay by Alain Robbe-Grillet.  Cinematography by Sacha Vierny.  Produced by Pierre Courau, Anatole Dauman, Raymond Froment.  Music by Francis Seyrig.  Production Design by Jacques Saulnier.  Costume Design by Bernard Evein.  Film Editing by Jasmine…

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The 400 Blows (1959)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Original title:  Les Quatres Cents Coups France, 1959.  Les Films du Carrosse, Sédif Productions. Scenario by Francois Truffaut, Adaptation by Francois Truffaut, Marcel Moussy, dialogue by Marcel Moussy.  Cinematography by Henri Decae.  Produced by Francois Truffaut.  Music by Jean Constantin.  Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Film Editing by Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte.  Podcast:  My Criterions.   Classic…

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A Woman Is A Woman (1961)

JEAN-LUC GODARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Une Femme Est Une Femme Italy/France, 1961.  Euro International Film, Rome Paris Films.  Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard, based on a story by Genevieve Cluny.  Cinematography by Raoul Coutard.  Produced by Georges de Beauregard, Carlo Ponti.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Moreau.  Film Editing by Agnes…

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Viva Maria! (1965)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France/Italy, 1965.  Nouvelles Editions de Films, Les Productions Artistes Associes, Vides Cinematografica.  Scenario and dialogue by Louis Malle, Jean-Claude Carriere.  Cinematography by Henri Decae.  Produced by Oscar Dancigers.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Costume Design by Ghislain Uhry.  Film Editing by Suzanne Baron, Kenout Pelletier. Two of France’s most beloved icons rule…

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The Fire Within (1963)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Le Feu Follet France, 1963.  Nouvelles Editions de Films.  Adaptation by Louis Malle, based on the novel by Pierre Drieu La Rochelle. Cinematography by Ghislain Cloquet.  Music by Erik Satie.  Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Costume Design by Gitt Magrini.  Film Editing by Suzanne Baron. Louis Malle goes deep into the soul…

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