The Marquise Of O (1976)

ERIC ROHMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  Original title:  Die Marquise von O… West Germany/France, 1976.  Janus, Les Films du Losange, Janus Filmproduktion GmbH, Artemis Film, Hessischer Rundfunk, Gaumont.  Screenplay by Eric Rohmer, based on the novella by Heinrich von Kleist.  Cinematography by Nestor Almendros.  Produced by Klaus Hellwig, Barbet Schroeder.  Production Design by Bernhard Frey, Herve Grandsart, Helo Gutschwager,…

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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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Six In Paris (1965)

CLAUDE CHABROL, JEAN ROUCH, JEAN DOUCHET, JEAN-LUC GODARD, JEAN-DANIEL POLLET, ERIC ROHMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Paris vu Par… France, 1965.  Les Filmes du Cypres, Les Films du Losange.  Screenplay by Claude Chabrol, Jean Douchet, Jean-Luc Godard, Georges Keller, Jean-Daniel Pollet, Eric Rohmer, Jean Rouch.  Cinematography by Nestor Almendros, Etienne Becker, Alain Levant, Albert Maysles, Jean Rabier.  Produced…

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Days Of Heaven (1978)

TERRENCE MALICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.   USA, 1978.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Terrence Malick.  Cinematography by Nestor Almendros.  Produced by Bert Schneider, Harold Schneider.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Jack Fisk.  Costume Design by Patricia Norris.  Film Editing by Billy Weber.  Academy Awards 1978.  Cannes Film Festival 1979.  Golden Globe Awards 1978.  National Board of Review Awards 1978.  New York Film Critics…

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The Blue Lagoon

B.5 (out of 5) Remake of the 1949 film starring Jean Simmons (which was previously a silent film in 1923) tries to be a more ‘honest’ depiction of the story by allowing for more overt sexuality, but just comes off as soft-core kiddie porn. Christopher Atkins and Brooke Shields play two youngsters who are shipwrecked on…

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Pauline At The Beach (1983)

ERIC ROHMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Pauline A La Plage France, 1983.  Les Films Ariane, Les Films du Losange.  Screenplay by Eric Rohmer.  Cinematography by Nestor Almendros.  Produced by Margaret Menegoz.  Music by Jean-Louis Valéro.  Film Editing by Cecile Decugis, Christopher Tate.  Boston Film Critics Awards 1983.   One of Eric Rohmer’s most delightful comedies. Fifteen year-old Pauline (Amanda…

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Claire’s Knee (1970)

ERIC ROHMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Le Genou De Claire France, 1970.  Les Films du Losange.  Screenplay by Eric Rohmer.  Cinematography by Nestor Almendros.  Produced by Pierre Cottrell, Barbet Schroeder.  Film Editing by Cecile Decugis.  Golden Globe Awards 1971. At a beautiful villa in France during the hottest days of summer, a vacationing cultural attache (Jean-Claude Brialy) enjoys…

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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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La Collectionneuse (1967)

ERIC ROHMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Alternate title:  The Collector France, 1967.  Les Films du Losange, Rome Paris Films.  Screenplay by Eric Rohmer, dialogue by Patrick Bauchau, Haydée Politoff, Daniel Pommereulle.  Cinematography by Nestor Almendros.  Produced by Georges de Beauregard, Barbet Schroeder.  Music by Blossom Toes, Giorgio Gomelsky.  Film Editing by Jackie Raynal. Another sun-drenched tale of morality, this time…

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Chloe In The Afternoon (1972)

ERIC ROHMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  L’Amour, L’Apres-Midi Alternate title:  Love In The Afternoon France, 1972.  Les Films du Losange.  Screenplay by Eric Rohmer.  Cinematography by Nestor Almendros.  Produced by Pierre Cottrell, Barbet Schroeder.  Music by Arie Dzierlatka.  Production Design by Nicole Rachline.  Costume Design by Daniel Hechter-Vog.  Film Editing by Cecile Decugis. Eric Rohmer’s final entry in his Six Moral…

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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, adorable…

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