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    Indiewire feature on the Melville oeuvre. A...

    Indiewire feature on the Melville oeuvre.

    A 2015 Indiewire feature by Nikola Grozdanovic with Jessica Kiang, Nicholas Laskin and Rodrigo Perez about the "ten best" Jean-Pierre Melville films,...
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    Le Samouraï tonight at PFA. And in NYC next...

    Le Samouraï tonight at PFA. And in NYC next Friday, Tavernier's new doc serves up a solid slice of French film history.


    June 16, 2017.

    Coming to Quad Cinema NYC next week:
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    It is probably the typical true auteur...

    It is probably the typical true auteur preference. But Melville's way of expressing himself is distinctive, both funny and powerful.
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    Interviews with Jean-Pierre Melville. ...

    Interviews with Jean-Pierre Melville.

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    Melville in Breathless

    Now that Melville 100 has begun at Pacific Film Archive (it continues till August 18,...
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    Léon Morin, Priest held over at Film Forum...

    Léon Morin, Priest held over at Film Forum another week. More New Yorkers can watch it in the 4K restoration print. US Premiere of the complete director's cut.

    It is now listed as running...
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    Film Forum has held over Léon Morin, Priest till...

    Film Forum has held over Léon Morin, Priest till Tues., June 6 now.
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    Film Forum retrospective held over. Léon Morin,...

    Film Forum retrospective held over. Léon Morin, Priest will run till Tues., the 30th. The Pacific Film Archive repeat of "Melville100" will run June 8–August 12, 2017.
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    1972 Un Flic/Dirty Money ...

    1972 Un Flic/Dirty Money

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    Alain Delon and Catherine Deneuve in Un Flic

    Middle aged thieves and a cynical cop

    The film begins with the cryptic saying...
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    1970 Le Cercle Rouge/The Red Circle ...

    1970 Le Cercle Rouge/The Red Circle

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    Yves Montand, Gian-Maria Volonté and Alain Delon in Le Cercle Rouge

    Who are the good guys?

    Le Cercle Rouge,...
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    http://www.chrisknipp.com/links/nnvb.jpg Alain...

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    Alain Delon in Le Samouraï

    1967 Le Samouraï

    Alain Delon in cool gangster style

    Le Samouraï shows off the impeccable elegance and cool of Alain...
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    1969 L'Armée des ombres/Army of Shadows ...

    1969 L'Armée des ombres/Army of Shadows

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    Lino Ventura in The Army of Shadows/L'Armée des ombres

    This was reviewed in the Filmleaf Classic Films...
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    Note: I have not seen L'aîné des Ferchaux/Magnet...

    Note: I have not seen L'aîné des Ferchaux/Magnet of Doom (1963), based on a Georges Simenon novel and starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, is not included in the Melville100 retrospectives. It's...
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    1963 Le Doulos ...

    1963 Le Doulos

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    Jean-Paul Belmondo in Le doulos

    Choice. Harder to follow. Harder to find.

    The introductory intertitles inform us that "doulos" is...
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    My pleasure Johann, and a review and learning...

    My pleasure Johann, and a review and learning experience for me to go over them. It's striking to see them in sequence and observe the variety. Le Silence de la mer, Les enfants terribles, and Bob...
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    1961 Léon Morin, prêtre/Léon Morin, Priest ...

    1961 Léon Morin, prêtre/Léon Morin, Priest

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    Emmanuelle Riva, Jean-Paul Belmondo in Léon Morin, Priest

    One's own private war

    This begins a beneficial...
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    1959 Deux hommes dans Manhattan/Two Men in...

    1959 Deux hommes dans Manhattan/Two Men in Manhattan

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    Delmas and Moreau pace along Broadway

    Covering for a lothario

    In this film Melville took a...
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    1956 Bob le Flambeur ...

    1956 Bob le Flambeur

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    Roger Duchesne in the raincoat as Bob Montagné ("Bob le flambeur")*

    The good thief

    This shows Melville at last in gangster...
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    1950 Les Enfants Terribles ...

    1950 Les Enfants Terribles

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    Cocteau's iconic inbred siblings

    Jean Cocteau liked Melville's Silence de la mer and asked him to film his short novel...
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    1949 Le Silence de la Mer ...

    1949 Le Silence de la Mer

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    Conscientious objectors

    Le Silence de la Mer, Melville's first feature, is based on a text written by Vercors. It's a...
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    JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE retrospective

    A retrospective of Jean-Pierre Melville.

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    Illustration by Malika Favre...
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