.. 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.