The Depths (1963)

NIKOS PAPATAKIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: Les Abysses France, 1963. Lenox Films. Screenplay by Jean Vauthier. Cinematography by Jean-Michel Boussaguet. Produced by Nikos Papatakis. Music by Pierre Barbaud. Film Editing by Edwige Bernard, Denise de Casabianca, Pascale Laverrière. Politically controversial director Nico Papatakis made his feature debut with this provocative look…

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Chronicle of a Summer (1961)

EDGAR MORIN, JEAN ROUCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Chronique D’un Ete Alternate title:  Paris 1960 France, 1961.  Argos Films.  Cinematography by Michel Brault, Raoul Coutard, Roger Morilliere, Jean-Jacques Tarbes. Produced by Anatole Dauman, Philippe Lifchitz.  Music by Pierre Barbaud.  Film Editing by Nena Baratier, Francoise Collin, Jean Ravel. Director Jean Rouch and sociologist Edgar Morin made this documentary…

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Last Year At Marienbad (1961)

ALAIN RESNAIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  L’Annee Derniere A Marienbad France/Italy, 1961.  Cocinor, Terra Film, Cormoran Films, Precitel, Como Films, Argos Films, Les Films Tamara, Cinétel, Silver Films, Cineriz.  Screenplay by Alain Robbe-Grillet.  Cinematography by Sacha Vierny.  Produced by Pierre Courau, Anatole Dauman, Raymond Froment.  Music by Francis Seyrig.  Production Design by Jacques Saulnier.  Costume Design by Bernard Evein.  Film Editing by Jasmine…

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Hiroshima, Mon Amour (1959)

ALAIN RESNAIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  France/Japan, 1959.  Argos Films, Como Films, Daiei Studios, Pathé Entertainment, Pathé Overseas.  Screenplay by Marguerite Duras.  Cinematography by Michio Takahashi, Sacha Vierny.  Produced by Anatole Dauman, Samy Halfon.  Music by Georges Delerue, Giovanni Fusco.  Production Design by Minoru Esaka, Mayo, Petri, Lucilla Mussini.  Costume Design by Gerard Collery.  Film Editing by Henri Colpi, Jasmine Chasney, Anne Sarraute.  …

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La Pointe-Courte (1955)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.    France, 1955.  Ciné Tamaris.  Screenplay by Agnes Varda.  Cinematography by Louis Soulanes, Louis Stein, Paul Soulignac.  Music by Pierre Barbaud.  Film Editing by Alain Resnais. Agnes Varda, the Emily Carr of the Nouvelle Vague, made her feature debut with this unenthusiastic but poignant film.  Taking a page from Visconti, she employs…

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