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My weekend with Jean-Pierre …

February 10, 2012

.. Melville, that is, legendary director of such films as  L’ Armée des ombres (Army of Shadows) and Le Cercle rouge (The Red Circle). I have a yen to watch his stuff.  This weekend’s viewing: Bob le flambeur (Bob the Gambler) and Le Samouraï.

Why, you might ask?  I have some story ideas developing and I want to try and absorb some of le maître’s elan, style and suspense to help me bring them together.  Yes, hopeless, I know … but if nothing else it’s time better spent than watching Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes, or any of the other assaults on the classics that pass for film today.

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