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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La Ronde (1950)

MAX OPHULS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France, 1950.  Films Sacha Gordine, Janus Film.  Adaptation by Jacques Natanson, Max Ophuls, Dialogue by Jacques Natanson, based on the play Reigen by Arthur Schnitzler.  Cinematography by Christian Matras.  Produced by Ralph Baum, Sacha Gordine.  Music by Oscar Straus.  Production Design by Jean d’Eaubonne.  Costume Design by Georges Annenkov.  Film Editing by Leonide Azar.   Max Ophuls…

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Le Plaisir (1952)

MAX OPHULS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France, 1952.  Compagnie Commerciale Française Cinématographique, Stera Films.  Adaptation by Jacques Natanson, Max Ophuls, Dialogue by Jacques Natanson, based on stories by Guy de Maupassant.  Cinematography by Philippe Agostini, Christian Matras.  Produced by Edouard Harispuru, M. Kieffer.  Music by Joe Hajos.  Production Design by Jean d’Eaubonne.  Costume Design by Georges Annenkov.  Film Editing by Leonide Azar.  …

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Lola Montes (1955)

MAX OPHULS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France/West Germany, 1955.  Gamma Film, Florida Films, Union-Film.  Scenario by Max Ophuls, Adaptation by Annette Wademant, Max Ophuls, Dialogue by Jacques Natanson, based on the novel La Vie Extraordinaire de Lola Montes by Cecil Saint-Laurent.  Cinematography by Christian Matras.  Produced by Albert Caraco.  Music by Georges Auric.  Production Design by Jean d’Eaubonne.  Costume Design by…

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The Earrings Of Madame De… (1953)

MAX OPHULS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Madame De… France/Italy, 1953.  Franco London Films, Indusfilms, Rizzoli Film.  Screenplay by Marcel Achard, Max Ophuls, Adaptation by Annette Wademant, Dialogue by Marcel Achard, based on the novel by Louise de Vilmorin.  Cinematography by Christian Matras.  Produced by Ralph Baum.  Music by Oscar Straus, Georges Van Parys.  Production Design by Jean d’Eaubonne.  Costume Design…

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Woman Times Seven (1967)

VITTORIO DE SICA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB Italy/France/USA, 1967.  Joseph E. Levine Productions, Embassy Pictures.  Screenplay by Cesare Zavattini.  Cinematography by Christian Matras.  Produced by Arthur Cohn.  Music by Riz Ortolani.  Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Costume Design by Marcel Escoffier.  Film Editing by Teddy Darvas, Victoria Mercanton.   Director Vittorio de Sica and screenwriter Cesare Zavattini attempt to recreate the success of Yesterday, Today…

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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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Fanfan La Tulipe (1952)

CHRISTIAN-JAQUE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Italy/France, 1952.  Amato Produzione, Filmsonor, Les Films Ariane, Rizzoli Editore.  Original scenario by Rene Wheeler, Rene Fallet, Adaptation by Christian-Jaque, Henri Jeanson, Rene Wheeler, dialogue by Henri Jeanson.  Cinematography by Christian Matras.  Produced by Alexandre Mnouchkine.  Music by Maurice Thiriet, Georges Van Parys.  Production Design by Robert Gys.  Costume Design by Marcel Escoffier.  Film Editing by Jacques…

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The Milky Way (1969)

LUIS BUNUEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Original title:  La Voie Lactee West Germany/Italy, 1969.  Greenwich Film Productions, Fraia Film.  Screenplay by Luis Bunuel, Jean-Claude Carriere.  Cinematography by Christian Matras.  Produced by Serge Silberman.  Music by Luis Bunuel.  Production Design by Pierre Guffroy.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Guyot.  Film Editing by Louisette Hautecoeur. Two modern-day pilgrims (actually beggars) make the journey from France to Spain’s…

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