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Title: Malle, Louis
Post by: MartinTeller on October 11, 2010, 02:46:02 PM
(http://www.newwavefilm.com/images/Louis_Malle.jpg)
Title: Re: Director's Best: Louis Malle
Post by: MartinTeller on October 11, 2010, 02:47:48 PM
1. Elevator to the Gallows
2. Lacombe Lucien
3. My Dinner With Andre
4. Phantom India
5. The Fire Within
6. Au Revoir Les Enfants
7. Humain, trop humain
8. Vive le tour
9. Zazie dans le metro
10. Atlantic City
11. Murmur of the Heart
12. Calcutta
13. Les Amants
14. Place de la Republique
15. Vanya on 42nd Street
16. Black Moon
17. Crazeologie
Title: Re: Director's Best: Louis Malle
Post by: Bill Thompson on October 11, 2010, 03:12:38 PM
Master Work
1) Lacombe Lucien
2) Au Revoir Les Enfants
Title: Re: Director's Best: Louis Malle
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 11, 2010, 03:18:50 PM
Saw Atlantic City - it was mostly terrible.
Title: Re: Director's Best: Louis Malle
Post by: mañana on October 11, 2010, 03:26:12 PM
Elevator to the Gallows
Title: Re: Director's Best: Louis Malle
Post by: sdedalus on October 11, 2010, 07:19:07 PM
1. Vanya
2. Andre

I like Wallace Shawn.
Title: Re: Director's Best: Louis Malle
Post by: Bondo on October 11, 2010, 09:05:12 PM
Loved Pretty Baby, didn't like Fire Within. Need to see more Malle.
Title: Re: Director's Best: Louis Malle
Post by: oneaprilday on October 11, 2010, 11:18:40 PM
Have seen part of Andre and have been meaning to see Vanya. That's it.
Title: Re: Director's Best: Louis Malle
Post by: jbissell on December 02, 2010, 12:37:11 PM
Really like Elevator to the Gallows. Saw Andre years ago, remember liking it.
Title: Re: Director's Best: Louis Malle
Post by: Antares on December 02, 2010, 02:37:07 PM
1. Elevator to the Gallows
2. Au Revoir Les Enfants
3. Atlantic City
4. Pretty Baby

Title: Re: Director's Best: Louis Malle
Post by: Bondo on December 02, 2010, 04:49:03 PM
4. Pretty Baby[/b]

What was your particular problem with this one? I found it to be really good.
Title: Re: Director's Best: Louis Malle
Post by: Antares on December 02, 2010, 05:20:51 PM
4. Pretty Baby[/b]

What was your particular problem with this one? I found it to be really good.

I found the subject matter somewhat distasteful and the film moved at a very plodding pace.
Title: Re: Director's Best: Louis Malle
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on December 18, 2010, 04:06:46 PM
My Dinner With Andre, a most enjoyable film.
Title: Re: Director's Best: Louis Malle
Post by: StudentOFilm on December 19, 2010, 01:17:34 AM
I've seen three. And my vote goes to My Dinner with Andre.
Title: Malle, Louis
Post by: 1SO on September 03, 2011, 08:15:53 PM
1. Atlantic City
2. Pretty Baby
3. Viva Maria!
4. Au Revoir Les Enfants
5. The Fire Within
6. Murmur of the Heart
7. Elevator to the Gallows
8. Lacombe Lucien
9. Damage
10. My Dinner With Andre
11. Zazie Dans le Metro
12. The Lovers
13. Alamo Bay
14. Black Moon
15. Crackers
Title: Re: Director's Best: Louis Malle
Post by: Bondo on September 03, 2011, 10:43:44 PM
Pretty Baby
Au Revoir Les Enfants
The Fire Within
My Dinner With Andre
Title: Re: Director's Best: Louis Malle
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on November 26, 2013, 04:45:20 AM
I have now seen 4

Very Good
My Dinner with Andre

Good
Pretty Baby
Atlantic City
Black Moon
Title: Re: Director's Best: Louis Malle
Post by: verbALs on July 16, 2014, 04:28:16 AM
Extraordinary films;

1. Les amants
2. Lift To The Scaffold
3. Au revoir les enfants
4. Lacombe Lucien
5. Atlantic City
6. My Dinner With Andre
Title: Re: Director's Best: Louis Malle
Post by: roujin on August 27, 2014, 08:32:03 PM
1. Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)
Title: Re: Director's Best: Louis Malle
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 14, 2015, 12:24:49 PM
Black Moon
The Fire Within
Au Revoir Les Enfants
My Dinner With Andre
Atlantic City
Murmur of the Heart

Title: Re: Malle, Louis
Post by: Corndog on March 30, 2016, 08:07:55 AM
1. My Dinner with Andre (2)
Title: Re: Malle, Louis
Post by: verbALs on March 30, 2016, 08:37:24 AM
If I could suggest filling only one directorial gap, it would be this one.
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Post by: Corndog on March 30, 2016, 08:41:56 AM
I'm in so long as Andre Gregory isn't there to bore me to death.
Title: Re: Malle, Louis
Post by: verbALs on March 30, 2016, 08:48:53 AM
That's a peculiar film. Can't even recall what the point of it was.
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Post by: Slacker on February 17, 2017, 02:44:54 PM
My favorite is Zazie dans le Metro.  I think it's a fantastic bit of surrealism along the lines of Monty Python or Terry Gilliam.  Really insanely creative movie.  After that I like:

2. My Dinner with Andre - another very creative concept that works very well
3. Place de la Republique - incredible document of the time and place, amazing how interesting the people are you can just find around the city square
4. Au Revoir Les Enfants
5. Lacombe, Lucien - something of a companion piece to Au Revoir
6. Elevator to the Gallows - cool jazzy noir
7. God's Country - interesting PBS documentary about a small town in the American heartland
8. Black Moon - this is like something from the same world as Andre Gregory's stories in Dinner with.
9. Humain, Trop Humain
10. Murmur of the Heart - did not like.  Coming of age story like 400 Blows except perverse and disturbing.
Title: Re: Malle, Louis
Post by: 1SO on June 29, 2018, 12:22:00 AM
Updated Rankings (http://forum.filmspotting.net/index.php?topic=9042.msg622205#msg622205)


The Lovers (1958)
★ ★
One of the most simplistic ideas for a romance film – unhappily married woman has a sudden, passionate affair – is further stripped down until there’s nothing worthwhile about it except perhaps a few moments of depth from star Jeanne Moreau. She’s never been a favorite of mine but at least she does more than stand around blankly or speak some very banal dialogue. An uncooked marshmallow of a film.


Black Moon (1973)
★ ½
I can enjoy a good surreal head film, but beyond the basic sexual symbolism this film is impenetrable and as it goes on it starts to drag because the imagery is photographed in a very flat manner so there’s nothing to make the puzzle inviting. I do like the portrayal of a Unicorn as a beast so bloated that standing up is difficult, and smoky black instead of shiny white. Maybe if I saw it with a group there’d be some deep discussion after, but I’m doubtful.
Title: Re: Malle, Louis
Post by: pixote on June 30, 2018, 02:56:25 PM
I wasn't able to fit The Lovers into my schedule this past week. I remain curious about it, even though your review echoes my fears for what the movie might be.

pixote
Title: Re: Malle, Louis
Post by: DarkeningHumour on July 09, 2018, 08:59:38 AM
There is a Malle retrospective going on but I cannot muster much enthusiasm for it.
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Post by: Knocked Out Loaded on November 02, 2018, 05:00:25 AM
The Fire Within, 75°
Elevator To The Gallows, 70°
Black Moon, 45°
Vive le tour, 40°