Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Ossessione and La bete humaine

From: William Ahearn (
Date: 17 Sep 2007

--- wrote:

> Hey William,
> In the running for best French noir I'd recommend
> 'Les Diaboliques' by Henri
> Georges-Clouzot (although I'm not sure it's strictly
> noir). For that matter
> I'd also recommend Clouzot's 'Wages of Fear' which
> certainly has noir
> elements and is one of the most suspenseful and
> entertaining films ever made.

It's funny that you should mention "Wages." I own that and the other that you mention. I'd been thinking about that film recently. Have you see Clouzot's "The Raven"? Bloody brilliant flick.
> I'm not sure where 'Ne Touchez Pas Au Grisby' fits
> in terms of genre's but
> at a minimum it's one of the great gangster movies
> of all time with Jean Gabin
> as the suavist criminal this side of James Mason.
I will look into that. And thanks.


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