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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The Mystery Of Picasso (1956)

HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  Original title:  Le Mystere Picasso France, 1956.  Filmsonor.  Cinematography by Claude Renoir.  Produced by Henri-Georges Clouzot.  Music by Georges Auric.  Film Editing by Henri Colpi.   Fascinating experimental film, in which Henri-Georges Clouzot films Pablo Picasso painting a canvas right onto the screen (he’s actually painting on specially designed, transparent canvasses), giving a first-class…

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Diabolique (1955)

HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Original title:  Les Diaboliques France, 1955.  Filmsonor, Vera Films.  Scenario and dialogue by Henri-Georges Clouzot, Jerome Geronimi, collaboration with Rene Masson, Frederic Grendel, based on the novel Celle Qui N’Etait Plus by Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac. Cinematography by Armand Thirard.  Produced by Henri-Georges Clouzot, Georges Lourau.  Music by Georges Van Parys.  Production Design…

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The Wages Of Fear (1953)

HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  Original title:  La Salaire De la Peur France/Italy, 1953.  Compagnie Industrielle et Commerciale Cinématographique, Filmsonor, Vera Films, Fono Roma.  Adaptation and dialogue by Henri-Georges Clouzot, Jerome Geronimi, based on the novel by Georges Arnaud.  Cinematography by Armand Thirard.  Produced by Raymond Borderie, Henri-Georges Clouzot.  Music by Georges Auric.  Production Design by Rene Renoux.  Film Editing by Madeleine…

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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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Diary Of A Chambermaid (1964)

LUIS BUNUEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  Original title:  Le Journal D’Une Femme De Chambre France/Italy, 1964.  Ciné-Alliance, Filmsonor, Spéva Films, Dear Film Produzione.  Adaptation and dialogue by Luis Bunuel, Jean-Claude Carriere, based on the novel by Octave Mirbeau.  Cinematography by Roger Fellous.  Produced by Michel Safra, Serge Silberman.  Production Design by Georges Wakhevitch.  Costume Design by Georges Wakhevitch.  Film Editing by…

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Le Trou (1960)

JACQUES BECKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  France/Italy, 1960.  Filmsonor, Play Art, Titanus.  Adaptation by Jacques Becker, Jose Giovanni, Jean Aurel, dialogue by Jacques Becker, Jose Giovanni, based on the novel by Jose Giovanni.  Cinematography by Ghislain Cloquet.  Produced by Serge Silberman.  Music by Philippe Arthuys.  Production Design by Rino Mondellini.  Film Editing by Marguerite Renoir, Genevieve Vaury.   A new prisoner in…

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Classe Tous Risques (1960)

CLAUDE SAUTET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  France/Italy, 1960.  Mondex Films, Les Films Odéon, Filmsonor, Zebra Films.  Adaptation by Claude Sautet, Jose Giovanni, Pascal Jardin, dialogue by Jose Giovanni, based on the novel by Jose Giovanni.  Cinematography by Ghislain Cloquet.  Produced by Jean Darvey.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Rino Mondellini.  Film Editing by Albert Jurgenson.   Give a gangster movie to…

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