Le Grand Amour (1969)

PIERRE ETAIX Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB France, 1969. C.A.P.A.C., Les Productions de la Gueville, Madeleine Films. Screenplay by Pierre Étaix, Jean-Claude Carriere. Cinematography by Jean Boffety. Produced by Paul Claudon. Music by Claude Stieremans. Production Design by Daniel Louradour. Costume Design by Daniel Louradour. Film Editing by Henri Lanoe. Pierre Etaix makes his…

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The Suitor (1962)

PIERRE ETAIX Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Le soupirant France, 1962. C.A.P.A.C., Cocinor, Copra Films. Screenplay by Pierre Étaix, Jean-Claude Carriere. Cinematography by Pierre Levent. Produced by Paul Claudon. Music by Jean Paillaud. Production Design by Raymond Tournon. Costume Design by Yvonne Suné. Film Editing by Pierre Gillette. Pierre Etaix graduates from…

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As Long As You’ve Got Your Health (1966)

PIERRE ETAIX Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: Tant qu’on a la santé France, 1966. C.A.P.A.C., Les Films de la Colombe. Screenplay by Pierre Étaix, Jean-Claude Carriere. Cinematography by Jean Boffety. Produced by Paul Claudon. Music by René Giner, Luce Klein, Jean Paillaud. Production Design by Jacques D’Ovidio. Film Editing by Henri Lanoe,…

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Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1978)

BERTRAND BLIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Preparez vos Mouchoirs France/Belgium, 1978.  Belga Films, C.A.P.A.C., Les Films Ariane, SODEP.  Screenplay by Bertrand Blier.  Cinematography by Jean Penzer.  Produced by Paul Claudon, Georges Dancigers, Alexandre Mnouchkine.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Eric Moulard.  Costume Design by Michele Cerf.  Film Editing by Claudine Merlin.  Academy Awards 1978.  Golden Globe Awards 1978.  New York Film Critics…

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Frequent Death (1988)

ELISABETH RAPPENEAU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Frequence Meurtre France, 1988.  Acteurs Auteurs Associés, C.A.P.A.C., Films A2, Les Productions de la Guéville, Slav 1, Soffia, Sofima, Soprofilms.  Screenplay by Jacques Audiard, Elisabeth Rappeneau, based on the novel When The Dark Man Calls by Stuart Kaminsky.  Cinematography by William Lubtchansky.  Produced by Daniele Delorme, Yves Robert.  Music by Philippe B. Gall.  Production…

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Pigpen (1969)

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   Original title:  Porcile Alternate title:  Pigsty Italy/France, 1969.  I Film Dell’Orso, Internazionale Nembo Distribuzione Importazione Esportazione Film, IDI Cinematografica, C.A.P.A.C..  Screenplay by Pier Paolo Pasolini.  Cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli, Armando Nannuzzi, Giuseppe Ruzzolini.  Produced by Gian Vittorio Baldi.  Music by Benedetto Ghiglia.  Costume Design by Danilo Donati.  Film Editing by Nino Baragli.   Pier Paolo Pasolini…

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Going Places

BB (out of 5) Original title:  Les Valseuses This cinematic exercise in youthful debauchery is both fascinating and frustrating at the same time. Gerard Depardieu (in one of his earliest film performances) and best pal Patrick Dewaere roam around France by various means, stealing from stores and attacking innocent women before Dewaere receives a very uncomfortable shot to…

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