Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Noir definition from movies

From: jean-pierre jacquet (
Date: 17 Jul 2007

Speaking of classic Melville noir movies, this is the last 3 days of
"Le doulos" being shown at the Film Forum in NYC. Starring Jean-Paul Belmondo. As per the NY Times, "Jean-Pierre Melvilles's brutal and subtly brilliant policier... underscores why the French put the name to film noir". jean-pierre jacquet

On Jul 17, 2007, at 7:47 AM, Jacques Debierue wrote:

> --- In, "sethharwoodpodcast" <seth@...>
> wrote:
> <<Why's it called Le Samourai? Dunno. But there're no swords here. And
> the reference/analogy is well placed.>>
> I don't know, but speaking of cool French noir movies, a couple of
> years ago I saw a great one, I forget the title but Johnny Halliday
> and Jean Rochefort were the protagonists. Does anyone remember the
> title. It's about a guy who arrives in a small town and is taken in by
> an older guy who lives alone. A perfectly cold dish, perfectly
> scripted, directed and acted.
> Best,
> MrT

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