Grand Illusion (1937)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  La Grande Illusion France, 1937.  Réalisation d’art cinématographique. Screenplay by Charles Spaak, Jean Renoir.  Cinematography by Christian Matras.  Produced by Albert Pinkovitch, Frank Rollmer.  Music by Joseph Kosma.  Production Design by Eugène Lourié.  Costume Design by Rene Decrais.  Film Editing by Marthe Huguet, Marguerite Renoir.  Podcasts:  My Criterions.   One of the most awe-inspiring war…

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The Lower Depths (1936)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Les Bas-Fonds Alternate title:  Underworld France, 1936.  Films Albatros.  Screenplay by Yevgeni Zamyatin, Jacques Companeez, Jean Renoir, Charles Spaak, Dialogue by Jean Renoir, Charles Spaak, based on the play Na dnie by Maxim Gorky.  Cinematography by Fedote Bourgasoff.  Produced by Alexandre Kamenka.  Music by Jean Wiener.  Production Design by Hugues Laurent, Eugène…

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Cartouche (1962)

PHILIPPE DE BROCA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB Alternate title:  Swords of Blood France/Italy, 1962.  Filmsonor, Les Films Ariane, Mondex Films, Vides Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Daniel Boulanger, Philippe de Broca, Charles Spaak.  Cinematography by Christian Matras.  Produced by Georges Dancigers, Alexandre Mnouchkine.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Francois de Lamothe.  Costume Design by Rosine Delamare.  Film Editing by Laurence Mery-Clark.   Silly adventure…

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