Le Plaisir (1952)

MAX OPHULS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France, 1952.  Compagnie Commerciale Française Cinématographique, Stera Films.  Adaptation by Jacques Natanson, Max Ophuls, Dialogue by Jacques Natanson, based on stories by Guy de Maupassant.  Cinematography by Philippe Agostini, Christian Matras.  Produced by Edouard Harispuru, M. Kieffer.  Music by Joe Hajos.  Production Design by Jean d’Eaubonne.  Costume Design by Georges Annenkov.  Film Editing by Leonide Azar.  …

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The Eyes Without A Face (1960)

GEORGES FRANJU Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  Original title:  Les Yeux Sans Visage France/Italy, 1960.  Champs-Elysees Productions, Lux Film.  Screenplay by Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac, Jean Redon, Claude Sautet, dialogue by Pierre Gascar, based on the novel by Jean Redon.  Cinematography by Eugen Schufftan.  Produced by Jules Borkon.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Auguste Capelier.  Costume Design by Marie Martine.  Film…

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King Of Hearts (1966)

PHILIPPE DE BROCA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  Le Roi De Coeur France/Italy, 1966.  Fildebroc, Les Productions Artistes Associes, Compagnia Cinematografica Montoro.  Scenario and dialogue by Daniel Boulanger, based on an idea by Maurice Bessy.  Cinematography by Pierre Lhomme.  Produced by Philippe de Broca, Michelle de Broca. Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Francois de Lamothe.  Costume Design by Jacques…

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Children Of Paradise (1945)

MARCEL CARNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Les Enfants Du Paradis France, 1945.  Société Nouvelle Pathé Cinéma.Scenario and dialogue by Jacques Prevert.  Cinematography by Roger Hubert.  Produced by Adrien Remauge.  Music by Maurice Thiriet.  Production Design by Leon Barsacq, Raymond Gabutti, Alexandre Trauner.  Costume Design by Mayo.  Film Editing by Henri Rust.   To say that this film is pure cinematic poetry…

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Port Of Shadows (1938)

MARCEL CARNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Le Quai Des Brumes France, 1938.  Ciné-Alliance.  Scenario and dialogue by Jacques Prevert, based on the novel by Pierre Dumarchais.  Cinematography by Eugen Schufftan.  Produced by Gregor Rabinovitch.  Music by Maurice Jaubert.  Production Design by Alexandre Trauner.  Costume Design by Coco Chanel.  Film Editing by Rene Le Henaff.   Moody, atmospheric drama about an army deserter (the…

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