Scream Of Stone (1991)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB Original Title: Cerro Torre: Schrei aus Stein Alternate Title: Cerro Torre Scream Of Stone Germany/France/Canada/Italy/Argentina/United Kingdom/South Africa, 1991. Sera Filmproduktion, Molécule, Films A2, Les Films Stock International, Wildlife Films, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Constantin Film, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Canal+, Telefilm Canada, Lucky Red, Rai 2, European Script Fund,…

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Calcutta (1969)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  France, 1969.  Nouvelles Editions de Films.  Screenplay by Louis Malle.  Cinematography by Etienne Becker.  Produced by Louis Kastner.  Film Editing by Suzanne Baron.   Louis Malle spent five months shooting his seven-part miniseries Phantom India, inspired by a trip he took there on behalf of the Ministry of…

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A Human Condition (1974)

LOUIS MALLE, RENE VAUTIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Original title:  Humain, trop Humain Alternate title:  Human, Too Human France, 1974.  Nouvelles Editions de Films.  Cinematography by Etienne Becker.  Produced by Vincent Malle.  Film Editing by Suzanne Baron.  Louis Malle trains his documentary camera on a Citroen factory for soothing, captivating results.  There’s very little spoken dialogue in the film, it is…

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Mon Oncle (1958)

JACQUES TATI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France/Italy, 1958.  Specta Films, Gray-Film, Alter Films, Film del Centauro, Cady Films, Gaumont Distribution.  Screenplay by Jacques Tati, collaboration with Jacques Lagrange, Jean L’Hote.  Cinematography by Jean Bourgoin.  Produced by Jacques Tati.  Music by Franck Barcellini, Alain Romans.  Production Design by Henri Schmitt.  Costume Design by Jacques Cottin.  Film Editing by Suzanne Baron.   Jacques Tati continues the adventures…

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M. Hulot’s Holiday (1953)

JACQUES TATI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Les Vacances De Monsieur Hulot France, 1953.  Discina Film, Cady Films, Specta Films.  Story, Dialogue and Screenplay by Henri Marquet, Jacques Tati.  Cinematography by Jacques Mercanton, Jean Mousselle. Produced by Fred Orain.  Music by Alain Romans.  Production Design by Roger Briaucourt, Henri Schmitt.  Film Editing by Suzanne Baron, Charles Bretoneiche, Jacques Grassi.   Somewhere…

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Black Moon (1975)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  France/West Germany, 1975.  Nouvelles Editions de Films, Bioskop Film.  Screenplay by Louis Malle, additional dialogue by Joyce Bunuel.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Claude Nedjar.  Production Design by Ghislain Uhry.  Film Editing by Suzanne Baron.   A young woman (Cathryn Harrison, granddaughter to Rex) escapes a post-apocalyptic battleground in her car and finds herself in an abandoned…

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The Tin Drum (1979)

VOLKER SCHLONDORFF Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original title:  Die Blechtrommel West Germany/France/Poland/Yugoslavia, 1979.  Franz Seitz Filmproduktion, Bioskop Film, Artemis Film, Hallelujah Films, GGB-14, Argos Films, Jadran Film, Film Polski.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carriere, Volker Schlondorff, Franz Seitz, additional dialogue by Gunter Grass, based on the novel by Gunter Grass.  Cinematography by Igor Luther.  Produced by Hans Prescher,Franz Seitz.  Music by…

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Atlantic City (1980)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Canada/France, 1980.  International Cinema Corporation, Canadian Film Development Corporation, Cine-Neighbor, Selta Films, Famous Players Limited.  Screenplay by John Guare.  Cinematography by Richard Ciupka.  Produced by Denis Heroux, John Kemeny.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Anne Pritchard.  Costume Design by Francois Barbeau.  Film Editing by Suzanne Baron.   Excellent drama directed by Louis Malle, in which…

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Place De La Republique (1974)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Nouvelles Editions de Films.  France, 1974.  Cinematography by Etienne Becker.  Film Editing by Suzanne Baron. Louis Malle took his cameras to the titular square in Paris for ten days and filmed citizens, interviewing whomever was willing and getting a fascinating cross-section of civilian life in the city of lights. Some…

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Lacombe Lucien (1974)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB. France/West Germany/Italy, 1974.  Nouvelles Editions de Films, Universal Pictures, Vides Cinematografica, Hallelujah Films.  Screenplay by Louis Malle, Patrick Modiano.  Cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli.  Produced by Louis Malle, Claude Nedjar.  Production Design by Ghislain Uhry.  Costume Design by Corinne Jorry.  Film Editing by Suzanne Baron.     Possibly Louis Malle’s masterpiece, a superb film about…

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Murmur Of The Heart (1971)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Le Souffle Au Coeur France/Italy/West Germany, 1971.  Nouvelles Editions de Films, Marianne Productions, Vides Cinematografica, Franz Seitz Filmproduktion.  Screenplay by Louis Malle.  Cinematography by Ricardo Aronovich.  Produced by Vincent Malle, Claude Nedjar.  Music by Sidney Bechet, Gaston Freche, Charlie Parker, Henri Poirier.  Production Design by Jean-Jacques Caziot.  Film Editing by Suzanne Baron.  Louis Malle captures…

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Viva Maria! (1965)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France/Italy, 1965.  Nouvelles Editions de Films, Les Productions Artistes Associes, Vides Cinematografica.  Scenario and dialogue by Louis Malle, Jean-Claude Carriere.  Cinematography by Henri Decae.  Produced by Oscar Dancigers.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Costume Design by Ghislain Uhry.  Film Editing by Suzanne Baron, Kenout Pelletier. Two of France’s most beloved icons rule…

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