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« on: July 19, 2007, 07:47:06 AM »

I think this french noir masterpiece deserves a thread of its own.  It's stunningly original, very suspenseful, is filmed with a distinct visual style that almost matches the coolness of Miles Davis' score. This movie really did blow my mind.  I haven't seen it for a few months, when I saw it the first time, so I can't go into too many details, but one thing I DO remember is how awesome I thought the movie was.

Seriously, the best french noir I've ever seen.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoQVRyh5aZE

EDIT: By the way, when I first saw this movie, I felt like it was made in the sixties after I watched it.  I had no idea it was the fifties.

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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2007, 07:53:19 AM »

I saw it in a theatre (well, actually a cineclub) in the mid-70's and found it boring, except for the score. Actually the movie thrived on that.

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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2008, 07:54:04 PM »

Elevator to the Gallows (1958) Criterion Collection DVD, excellent thriller directed by Louis Malle with Jeanne Moreau & Maurice Ronet, a murder plot goes very wrong with a lot of twists and turns.  10/10 Check it out.

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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2008, 09:30:42 PM »

 Afro with a really cool score by Miles Davis.  I was able to check out that Criterion disc.  Great supplemental features like most Criterion DVDs.

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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2014, 03:41:17 PM »

BD coming in April in the UK. Info and a cool new trailer here: http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=13198

Maybe Criterion will get off their collective ass and upgrade their current DVD.

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