--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, jean-pierre jacquet <jacquet@...> wrote:
> A digression from motels noirs, but in line with noir transient
> dwellers: "Hotel du Nord", the Marcel Carné 1938 classic movie,
> complete with doomed lovers, cynical pimps and whores.
Great movie. Carné did have a poetic noir sensibility. Le jour se lève is probably my favorite example. I notice, with astonishment, that many of the greatest French directors from that era are today virtually unknown in the US -- Carné included. This is ironic, in the age of Netflix. Polish cinema is in a similar situation, despite being more available than ever if you look in the right places.
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