Louis Feuillade's first serial film series, Fantômas, was a huge success in France. Based on the novel of the same name, Fantômas is a crime series that follows the titular character as he steals, robs, kills, escapes prison, and evades police. It is interesting how the story follows the bad guy as the protagonist. That
La Tare (1911) – Short
Anna, played by Renée Carl, goes from being a dance hall girl to devoting herself to caring for the sick and eventually running the establishment, helping the less fortunate. Word gets out of her past, as a dance hall girl, and everyone casts her aside and pushes her out of the charity that she runs.
Call Me By Your Name (2017)
Call Me By Your Name follows a teenage boy, Elio, played by Timothée Chalamet, over the summer of 1983. Elio is living with his parents in the northern Italy countryside. His father is an archaeology professor and brings on graduate students each year to assist him in his research. When Oliver, played by Armie Hammer, arrives at
L’Armee des ombres (Army of Shadows) (1969)
I saw the 2006 re-release of L'Armee des ombres and it was my introduction into Melville and French film. The movie starts off slow and progressively picks up steam, always keeping the viewer on their toes and never knowing who to trust. Melville's L'Armee des ombres is a dreary and lonely look at resistance and revolution.
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