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What's your favorite film by Louis Malle?

Le monde du silence
0 (0%)
Elevator to the Gallows
4 (14.3%)
Les Amants
0 (0%)
Zazie Dans le Metro
1 (3.6%)
A Very Private Affair
0 (0%)
The Fire Within
2 (7.1%)
Viva Maria!
0 (0%)
Le Voleur
0 (0%)
Calcutta
0 (0%)
Murmur of the Heart
1 (3.6%)
Lacombe Lucien
2 (7.1%)
Black Moon
1 (3.6%)
Pretty Baby
1 (3.6%)
Atlantic City
4 (14.3%)
My Dinner With Andre
4 (14.3%)
Crackers
0 (0%)
Alamo Bay
0 (0%)
Au Revoir Les Enfants
2 (7.1%)
May Fools
0 (0%)
Damage
0 (0%)
Vanya on 42nd Street
1 (3.6%)
haven't seen any
4 (14.3%)
don't like any
1 (3.6%)

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Re: Malle, Louis
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2016, 08:07:55 AM »
1. My Dinner with Andre (2)
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Re: Malle, Louis
« Reply #21 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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Re: Malle, Louis
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2016, 08:41:56 AM »
I'm in so long as Andre Gregory isn't there to bore me to death.
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Re: Malle, Louis
« Reply #23 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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Re: Malle, Louis
« Reply #24 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.
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Re: Malle, Louis
« Reply #25 on: June 29, 2018, 12:22:00 AM »
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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.
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Re: Malle, Louis
« Reply #26 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.

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Re: Malle, Louis
« Reply #27 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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Re: Malle, Louis
« Reply #28 on: November 02, 2018, 05:00:25 AM »
The Fire Within, 75°
Elevator To The Gallows, 70°
Black Moon, 45°
Vive le tour, 40°
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