Re: RARA-AVIS: Charles Williams Films

From: Juri Nummelin (
Date: 11 Jun 2001

On Mon, 11 Jun 2001, Etienne Borgers wrote:


Yes, that's the one. Beautiful film.

> On the noir front, Clement is the director of:
> PLEIN SOLEIL (PURPLE NOON)-1960, top noir film based
> on 'The Talented Mr Ripley'by Patricia Highsmith
> AND HOPE TO DIE (La course du lievre a travers les
> champs)-1972 way underrated noir film, with a script
> by Sebastien Japrisot loosely based on a noir novel by
> David Goodis.
> RIDER ON THE RAIN (Le passager de la pluie)-1970, more
> thriller orientated, but interesting and perfectly
> directed, starring an amazing Charles Bronson in a top
> performance. Script by Japrisot.

Sounds great. Haven't seen those, even though I use all the opportunities to see all the French crime films.

> =====Yes, the same himself... and totally forgettable
> for all of his films....

That's what I've heard.


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