Freud (1962)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Alternate Title: The Secret Passion USA, 1962. Bavaria Film. Story by Charles Kaufman, Screenplay by Charles Kaufman, Wolfgang Reinhardt. Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe. Produced by Wolfgang Reinhardt. Music by Jerry Goldsmith. Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes. Costume Design by Doris Langley Moore. Film Editing by Ralph…

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La Bete Humaine (1938)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  France, 1938.  Paris Film.  Screenplay by Jean Renoir, dialogue by Denise Leblond, based on the novel by Emile Zola.  Cinematography by Curt Courant.  Produced by Raymond Hakim, Robert Hakim.  Music by Joseph Kosma.  Production Design by Eugène Lourié.  Film Editing by Suzanne de Troeye, Marguerite Renoir.  Jean Renoir…

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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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Donkey Skin (1970)

JACQUES DEMY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Peau D’Ane Alternate title:  Once Upon A Time France, 1970.  Marianne Productions, Parc Film.  Screenplay by Jacques Demy, based on the fairy tale by Charles Perreault.  Cinematography by Ghislain Cloquet.  Produced by Mag Bodard.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Jacques Dugied.  Costume Design by Gitt Magrini.  Film Editing by Anne-Marie Cotret.  Podcast:  My Criterions….

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The Devil’s Envoys (1942)

MARCEL CARNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Les Visiteurs du Soir France, 1942.  Productions André Paulvé.  Scenario and dialogue by Jacques Prevert, Pierre Laroche.  Cinematography by Roger Hubert.  Produced by Andre Paulve.  Music by Joseph Kosma, Maurice Thiriet.  Production Design by Georges Wahkevitch.  Costume Design by Georges Wahkevitch.  Film Editing by Henri Rust.   A few years before their milestone classic Children of Paradise,…

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The Longest Day (1962)

KEN ANNAKIN, ANDREW MARTON, BERNHARD WICKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1962.  Darryl F. Zanuck Productions, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Cornelius Ryan, additional episodes by Romain Gary, James Jones, David Pursall, Jack Seddon, based on the book by Cornelius Ryan.  Cinematography by Jean Bourgoin, Walter Wottitz.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Leon…

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