La Chienne (1931)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  France, 1931.    Les Établissements Braunberger-Richebé.  Screenplay by Jean Renoir, based on the novel by Georges de la Fouchardiere.  Cinematography by Theodor Sparkuhl.  Produced by Pierre Braunberger, Roger Richebé.  Production Design by Marcel Courmes.  Film Editing by Denise Batcheff, Pal Fejos.   Jean Renoir’s first masterpiece and the…

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The 400 Blows (1959)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Original title:  Les Quatres Cents Coups France, 1959.  Les Films du Carrosse, Sédif Productions. Scenario by Francois Truffaut, Adaptation by Francois Truffaut, Marcel Moussy, dialogue by Marcel Moussy.  Cinematography by Henri Decae.  Produced by Francois Truffaut.  Music by Jean Constantin.  Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Film Editing by Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte.  Academy Awards 1959.  Cannes Film Festival…

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