Le Grand Amour (1969)

PIERRE ETAIX Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB France, 1969. C.A.P.A.C., Les Productions de la Gueville, Madeleine Films. Screenplay by Pierre Étaix, Jean-Claude Carriere. Cinematography by Jean Boffety. Produced by Paul Claudon. Music by Claude Stieremans. Production Design by Daniel Louradour. Costume Design by Daniel Louradour. Film Editing by Henri Lanoe. Pierre Etaix makes his…

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Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? (1966)

WILLIAM KLEIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Qui etes-vous, Polly Maggoo? France, 1966.  Delpire Productions.  Screenplay by William Klein.  Cinematography by Jean Boffety, Robert Boffety.  Produced by Robert Delpire.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Costume Design by Janine Klein.  William Klein’s satire of show business has a suspicious attitude towards mid-sixties fashion trends and celebrity culture…

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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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