Saturday, March 28, 2009

Screening 30/3/09

s_dany posted:

Monday 30/3/09 17:00 classroom B
Free entrance
Δευτέρα 30/3/09 17:00 αμφ. Β
Είσοδος ελεύθερη

Jeanne Moreau and Miles Davis


28.3.09 update
s_dany posted:

Illustration by Boyan Drenec
Awaiting of the
10e Festival du Film Francophone 2-12/4/09,
AUEB Film Club
invites you to the screening of
"Ascenseur pour l' Echafaud"
(1958, Louis Malle)
on Monday 30/3/09 at 17:00
in classroom B (76, Patission Str., central building).
Free entrance.

The film will be screened in French, its original language,
with Greek subtitles and English hyper-titles.

Εν αναμονή του
10ου Φεστιβάλ Γαλλόφωνου Κινημ/φου 2-12/4/09,
η Κινηματογραφική Ομάδα του Ο.Π.Α.
σας προσκαλεί στην προβολή της ταινίας
"Ascenseur pour l' Echafaud"
(1958, Louis Malle, "Ασανσέρ για Δολοφόνους")
την Δευτέρα 30/3/09 στις 17:00
στο αμφιθέατρο Β (Πατησίων 76, κεντρικό κτίριο).
Είσοδος ελεύθερη.

Σύνοψη από την Criterion (η οποία φυσικά έχει και την καλύτερη έκδοση DVD που κυκλοφορεί εκεί έξω):

" In his mesmerizing debut feature, twenty-four-year-old director Louis Malle brought together the beauty of Jeanne Moreau, the camerawork of Henri Decaë, and a now legendary score by Miles Davis. A touchstone of the careers of both its star and director, "Elevator to the Gallows" is a richly atmospheric thriller of murder and mistaken identity unfolding over one restless Parisian night. "

American release trailer

Από IMDb trivia:
" Miles Davis recorded the music with a quartet of French musicians in a few hours (from 11pm to 5am one night), improvising each number and sipping champagne with Jeanne Moreau and Louis Malle. "

Από Wikipedia:
" The score by Miles Davis has been described by jazz critic Phil Johnson as "the loneliest trumpet sound you will ever hear, and the model for sad-core music ever since. Hear it and weep". "

Wandering in Paris (...while Miles Davis is improvising)

Από IMDb trivia:

" Louis Malle shot his lead actress Jeanne Moreau in close-up and natural light and often without make-up. Moreau, an icon of French film, had never been seen like this before, to the extent that lab technicians, reportedly appalled at how unflatteringly she was photographed, refused to process the film. Once they were persuaded to, however, it soon began clear that Malle had captured every nuance of Moreau's performance. "

Από IMDb user comments (Graham Deans Williamson):

" "Lift to the Scaffold" (UK title) carries off a curious double triumph. It is both one of the best noirs and one of the best French New Wave films ever made. Unlike Godard's noir entries, it was actually made during what is widely accepted to be the noir age (1944-1957, by consensus). As a result, it feels more like "Double Indemnity" (1944) than "A Bout de Soufflé" (1959) - the taut plotting and terrifying cause-and-effect chain of tragedy is recognisable from the very best American noir thrillers. "

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