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by Sweeney Todd
November 15th, 2012, 4:36 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Jack Clayton and his films
Replies: 9
Views: 1915

Re: Jack Clayton and his films

Jack Clayton also directed a wonderful short in 1956, "The Bespoke Overcoat", from the story by Nikolai Gogol, with Alfie Bass and David Kossoff. A really moving adaptation of this ghost story, one of the best featurettes (33 mns) that I saw in my life.
by Sweeney Todd
November 15th, 2012, 2:33 am
Forum: Foreign Films
Topic: WHAT FOREIGN FILMS HAVE YOU WATCHED LATELY?
Replies: 547
Views: 67648

Re: WHAT FOREIGN FILMS HAVE YOU WATCHED LATELY?

No, I don't speak a word of German, but in most of the cases I have seen the French versions, so it's not difficult to follow the German ones. French TV also programmed some of these German-language versions, like "Marianne" (Duvivier), "Amphytrion", "Gold", "FP1 a...
by Sweeney Todd
November 14th, 2012, 3:36 pm
Forum: Foreign Films
Topic: WHAT FOREIGN FILMS HAVE YOU WATCHED LATELY?
Replies: 547
Views: 67648

Re: WHAT FOREIGN FILMS HAVE YOU WATCHED LATELY?

Apparently a friend of mine just got "Fahrendes Volk" and is sending me a copy. It was quite unexpected and his mail arrived maybe one hour after I wrote the previous post! You can be interested to know that in 1963, a friend of mine found at the "Flea Market" in Saint-Ouen (just...
by Sweeney Todd
November 14th, 2012, 7:42 am
Forum: Foreign Films
Topic: WHAT FOREIGN FILMS HAVE YOU WATCHED LATELY?
Replies: 547
Views: 67648

Re: WHAT FOREIGN FILMS HAVE YOU WATCHED LATELY?

I'm still trying to find the German-language version of "La kermesse héroïque", shot simultaneously by Jacques Feyder. Françoise Rosay plays the same role as in the French version, but the other actors (Paul Hartmann, Charlotte Daudert, Albert Lieven) are different. The title is "Die ...
by Sweeney Todd
November 4th, 2012, 7:54 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: VERSIONS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES OF EARLY TALKIES
Replies: 15
Views: 6412

Re: VERSIONS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES OF EARLY TALKIES

In fact I liked a handful of movies made by directors from the Nouvelle Vague, but all of them were, in fact, shot like classic movies, and with real actors, like Truffaut's "Le dernier métro", and a lot of Claude Chabrol movies ("Le boucher", etc.). But generally I prefer the ol...
by Sweeney Todd
November 3rd, 2012, 4:48 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: CORNELL WOOLRICH : King of Noir
Replies: 178
Views: 27274

Re: CORNELL WOOLRICH : King of Noir

First of all, thank you for your welcome words, and sorry for the broken English. In order to give an idea about how William Irish was treated in book reviews in this country, this extract, from the magazine "Le Point" by Jacques-Pierre Amette: " An absolute masterpiece, a great poem,...
by Sweeney Todd
November 3rd, 2012, 3:44 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: VERSIONS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES OF EARLY TALKIES
Replies: 15
Views: 6412

Re: VERSIONS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES OF EARLY TALKIES

My favourite time period for French cinema is from the early talkies to the beginning of the Sixties, with some exceptions of course. I was born in 1940 and started to watch movies in Paris in the mid-Fifties, most of the time I was alone. I mean, with some friends of my age, I was going to local mo...
by Sweeney Todd
November 3rd, 2012, 6:30 am
Forum: Dramas
Topic: Leibelei (1933) by Max Ophuls
Replies: 4
Views: 2679

Re: Leibelei (1933) by Max Ophuls

"Libelei" was filmed in 1932. Much before the 1958 remake, Ophüls remade his own movie the following year (1933) in France. More exactly, the French version was partly made of scenes re-shot (by Ophüls) with other actors, and other scenes were just dubbed. Magda Schneider, Olga Tsechowa, W...
by Sweeney Todd
November 3rd, 2012, 5:14 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Au Bonheur des Dames (1930)
Replies: 22
Views: 8203

Re: Au Bonheur des Dames (1930)

Dita Parlo was also in "Mademoiselle Docteur" (both French and English versions, the French one (1936) directed by GW Pabst stars Pierre Fresnay, Louis Jouvet, Viviane Romance, Charles Dullin, Pierre Blanchar - the British one (1937) has John Loder, Erich von Stroheim and Claire Luce). Her...
by Sweeney Todd
November 3rd, 2012, 4:30 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: VERSIONS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES OF EARLY TALKIES
Replies: 15
Views: 6412

Re: VERSIONS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES OF EARLY TALKIES

I have many of these alternate versions, not only of Hollywood films, but of European films as well. The practice continued sporadically much later, for instance Julien Duvivier shot two versions of "Marianne de ma jeunesse" [Marianne of My Youth], in French and German. Marianne Hold and I...
by Sweeney Todd
November 3rd, 2012, 1:33 am
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: CORNELL WOOLRICH : King of Noir
Replies: 178
Views: 27274

Re: CORNELL WOOLRICH : King of Noir

Here in France, William Irish [some of his works, novels or short stories were published under his other aliases, but he is more commonly known as William Irish] is simply considered as one of the greatest American writers. I insist, "writer" [écrivain], not just as an author of pulps &quo...
by Sweeney Todd
November 2nd, 2012, 11:43 pm
Forum: Foreign Films
Topic: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Replies: 23
Views: 5873

Re: Henri-Georges Clouzot

I also love Clouzot's "L'assassin habite au 21", adapted, like "Quai des Orfèvres", from a novel by the Belgian writer Stanislas-André Steeman. The cast is great too, with Pierre Fresnay, Suzy Delair, Noël Roquevert, Pierre Larquey and Jean Tissier. The same Steeman novel was lat...
by Sweeney Todd
November 2nd, 2012, 11:08 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: Todd Slaughter
Replies: 10
Views: 4138

Re: Todd Slaughter

"Mr. ARKADIN" is just a cretin.
by Sweeney Todd
November 2nd, 2012, 10:48 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members!
Topic: Bonjour!
Replies: 6
Views: 2279

Bonjour!

Hello everybody! I'm from France and althought being interested in movies since (too) many years I'm a newbie on this forum. I saw my first "horro" movie in 1952 (at 12), it was "Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein" in a movie theater in Paris. And in the following years I be...

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