Elena And Her Men (1956)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Elena et les hommes Alternate Title: Paris Does Strange Things France/Italy, 1956.  Franco London Films, Les Films Gibé, Electra Compagnia Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Jean Renoir, Jean Serge, dialogue by Jean Renoir.  Cinematography by Claude Renoir.  Produced by Joseph Bercholz, Henry Deutschmeister, Edouard Gide.  Music by…

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Bonjour Tristesse (1958)

OTTO PREMINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1958.  Wheel Productions.  Screenplay by Arthur Laurents, based on the novel by Francoise Sagan.  Cinematography by Georges Perinal.  Produced by Otto Preminger.  Music by Georges Auric.  Production Design by Roger K. Furse.  Costume Design by Hope Bryce.  Film Editing by Helga Cranston.  Otto Preminger’s melodrama about the pains of coming of age may seem…

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Orpheus (1950)

JEAN COCTEAU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France, 1950.  Andre Paulve Film, Films du Palais Royal.  Screenplay by Jean Cocteau.  Cinematography by Nicolas Hayer.  Produced by Andre Paulve.  Music by Georges Auric.  Production Design by Jean d’Eaubonne.  Costume Design by Marcel Escoffier.  Film Editing by Jacqueline Sadoul.   Jean Cocteau’s continuing fascination with beauty and its repercussions for the soul is explored in this…

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