The Green Room (1978)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. Original title:  La Chambre Verte France, 1978.  Les Films du Carrosse, Les Productions Artistes Associes.  Screenplay by Jean Gruault, Francois Truffaut, based on the short stories The Altar of the Dead, The Way It Came and The Beast In The Jungle by Henry James.  Cinematography by Nestor Almendros.  Produced by Francois Truffaut.  Music by…

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Naked Childhood (1968)

MAURICE PIALAT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  L’Enfance Nue France, 1968.  Parafrance Films, Parc Film, Renn Productions, Les Films du Carrosse.  Screenplay by Arlette Langmann, Maurice Pialat.  Cinematography by Claude Beausoleil.  Produced by Vera Belmont, Guy Benier, Claude Berri, Mag Bodard, Francois Truffaut.   The 400 Blows is a feel-good romantic comedy compared to this excellent exploration of…

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My Night At Maud’s (1969)

ERIC ROHMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Ma Nuit Chez Maud France, 1969.  FFD, Les Films de la Pleiade, Les Films des deux Mondes, Les Films du Carrosse, Les Films du Losange, Les Productions de la Gueville, Renn Productions, Simar Films, Societe Francaise de Production,  Two World Entertainment.  Screenplay by Eric Rohmer.  Cinematography by Nestor Almendros.  Produced by Pierre Cottrell,…

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Paris Belongs To Us (1961)

JACQUES RIVETTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Paris Nous Appartient France, 1961.  Ajym Films, Les Films du Carrosse.  Scenario and dialogue by Jacques Rivette, Jean Gruault.  Cinematography by Charles L. Bitsch.  Produced by Roland Nonin.  Music by Philippe Arthuys.  Film Editing by Denise de Casabianca.   Several giants of French cinema claim that this film, the debut feature by the brilliant…

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The Wild Child (1970)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  L’Enfant Sauvage France, 1970.  Les Artistes Associes, Les Films du Carrosse, Les Productions Artistes Associes.  Scenario, adaptation and dialogue by Jean Gruault, Francois Truffaut, based on the memoir and report Victor de l’Aveyron by Jean Itard.  Cinematography by Nestor Almendros.  Music by Antoine Duhamel.  Production Design by Jean Mandaroux.  Costume Design by…

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Bed And Board (1970)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Original title:  Domicile Conjugale France/Italy, 1970.  Les Films du Carrosse, Valoria Films, Fida Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Francois Truffaut, Claude de Givray, Bernard Revon.  Cinematography by Nestor Almendros.  Produced by Marcel Berbert.  Music by Antoine Duhamel.  Production Design by Jean Mandaroux.  Costume Design by Francoise Tournafond.  Film Editing by Agnes Guillemot.  Podcast:  My Criterions. The adventures of plucky,…

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Two English Girls (1971)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5. Original title:  Les Deux Anglaises Et Le Continent France, 1971.  Les Films du Carrosse, Cinétel.  Screenplay by Francois Truffaut, Jean Gruault, based on the novel Deux Anglaises et le Continent by Henri-Pierre Roche.  Cinematography by Nestor Almendros.  Produced by Marcel Berbert.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Michel de Broin.  Costume Design by Gitt Magrini.  Film Editing…

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Day For Night (1973)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  La Nuit Americaine France/Italy, 1973.  Les Films du Carrosse, PECF, Produzione Intercontinentale Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Francois Truffaut, Jean-Louis Richard, Suzanne Schiffman.  Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn.  Produced by Marcel Berbert.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Damien Lanfranchi.  Costume Design by Monique Dury.  Film Editing by Martine Barraqué, Yann Dedet.   There’s magic in just…

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The Story Of Adele H (1975)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  L’Histoire D’Adele H France, 1975.  Les Artistes Associes, Les Films du Carrosse, Les Productions Artistes Associes.  Screenplay by Francois Truffaut, Jean Gruault, Suzanne Schiffman, collaboration with Frances Vernor Guille, based on the diary of Adele Hugo.  Cinematography by Nestor Almendros.  Music by Maurice Jaubert, Patrice Mestral.  Production Design by Daniel Braunschweig.  Costume…

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The Man Who Loved Women (1977)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Original title:  L’homme qui aimait les femmes France, 1977.  Les Films du Carrosse.  Screenplay by Francois Truffaut, Michel Fermaud, Suzanne Schiffman.  Cinematography by Nestor Almendros.  Produced by Marcel Berbert, Francois Truffaut.  Music by Patrice Mestral.  Production Design by Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko.  Costume Design by Monique Dury.  Film Editing by Martine Barraqué. Charles Denner plays a Montpellier company employee…

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Small Change (1976)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Original title:  L’Argent De Poche France, 1976.  Les Films du Carrosse, Les Productions Artistes Associés.  Original Scenario by Francois Truffaut, Suzanne Schiffman. Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn.  Produced by Francois Truffaut.  Production Design by Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko.  Costume Design by Monique Dury.  Film Editing by Yann Dedet.   The best film about children made since The 400 Blows,…

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Love On The Run (1979)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Original title:  L’Amour En Fuite France, 1979.  Les Films du Carrosse.  Scenario by Francois Truffaut, Marie-France Pisier, Jean Aurel, Suzanne Schiffman.  Cinematography by Nestor Almendros.  Produced by Francois Truffaut.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko.  Costume Design by Monique Dury.  Film Editing by Martine Barraqué.  Podcast:  My Criterions.   The final, and weakest, chapter in the…

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