Directors MORE DIRECTORS CHECKLIST SERIES - Volume #228 - The Films of MARCEL CARNE

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  1. Brook K

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    Volume #228 - Marcel Carne
    The Bible (1977)
    The Marvelous Visit (1974)
    Assassins de l'ordre, Les (1971)
    ... aka Law Breakers
    Young Wolves (1968)
    Three Rooms in Manhattan (1965)
    Chicken Feed for Little Birds (1962)
    Wasteland (1960)
    Tricheurs, Les (1958)
    ... aka The Cheaters (USA: literal English title)
    ... aka Youthful Sinners (UK)
    The Country I Come From (1956)
    Air of Paris (1954)
    Thérèse Raquin (1953)
    ... aka The Adultress (USA)
    Marie du port, La (1950)
    Juliette, Or Key of Dreams (1950)
    Fleur de l'âge, La (1947)
    Portes de la nuit, Les (1946)
    ... aka Gates of the Night (USA)
    Enfants du paradis, Les (1945)
    ... aka Children of Paradise (USA)
    Visiteurs du soir, Les (1942)
    ... aka The Devil's Envoys
    Jour se lève, Le (1939)
    ... aka Daybreak (USA)
    Hôtel du Nord (1938)
    Quai des brumes, Le (1938)
    ... aka Port of Shadows (USA)
    Funny Drama or The Strange Adventures of Doctor Molyneaux (1937)
    ... aka Bizarre, Bizarre (USA)
    ... aka Drôle de drame (France: short title)
    Jenny (1936)
    Nogent, Eldorado du dimanche (1929)
    ... aka Nogent (International: English title: informal title)
     
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    Working with Jean Gabin and the writer Jacque Prevert, Carne created what became known as "poetic-realism". During WWII he created what is considered one of the landmarks of French film Les Enfants du Paradis. During the post-war years he quit working with Prevert and also was tried regarding his connections with the Vichy regime. His career never recovered.
    *1. Children of Paradise - A
    2. Port of Shadows - A-
    3. Thérèse Raquin - B+
    4. Le Jour se Leve - B+
    5. Drole de Drame - C+
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    In order of merit:
    1.Les Enfants Du Paradis (1945) ****
    2.Le Quai Des Brumes (1938) ***1/2
    3.Drôle De Drame (1937) ***1/2
    4.Hôtel Du Nord (1938) ***
    5.Les Portes De La Nuit (1946) ***
    6.Thérèse Raquin (1953) **1/2
    7.Les Tricheurs (1958) **1/2
    CHILDREN OF PARADISE is generally considered to be the greatest French film ever made and, although I may enjoy other French films more, I can't really argue with that opinion. Even so, I still need to watch my Criterion DVDs of it and PORT OF SHADOWS[​IMG]!
    Brook, I recommend that you pick up Home Vision's DVD of DROLE DE DRAME which, although bare-bones, can be obtained online pretty cheaply; the film itself features a superb ensemble cast and is utterly hilarious!
    Although Carne's career is popularly percieved to have suffered a major decline after WWII, all three post-war films in my list are well worth watching.
    I'd love to watch a few more Carnes, namely JENNY (1936), LE JOUR SE LEVE (1939), LES VISITEURS DU SOIR (1942), JULIETTE OU LA CLEF DU SONGE (1950) and LA MARIE DU PORT (1950).
     
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    MARCEL CARNE
    Seen: 2
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    Own: 0
    Rank order:

    Jour se lève, Le (1939)
    Children of Paradise (1945)
     
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    MARCEL CARNE (1909 - 1996)
    The Bible (1977)
    The Marvelous Visit (1974)
    Law Breakers (1971)
    Young Wolves (1968)
    Three Rooms in Manhattan (1965)
    Chicken Feed for Little Birds (1962)
    Wasteland (1960)
    The Cheaters (1958)
    The Country I Come From (1956)
    Air of Paris (1954)
    Thérèse Raquin (1953) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Marie du port, La (1950)
    Juliette, Or Key of Dreams (1950)
    Fleur de l'âge, La (1947)
    Gates of the Night (1946) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Children of Paradise (1945) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Devil's Envoys (1942) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Jour se lève, Le (1939) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Hôtel du Nord (1938) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Port of Shadows (1938) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Bizarre, Bizarre (1937)
    Jenny (1936)
    Nogent (1929)
     
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    Seen Children of Paradise, Port of Shadows, Le Jour se leve, Drole de Drame.
    Another recommendation for Drole de Drame. [​IMG]
     
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    Rated from [​IMG] to [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Titles in RED
    are theatrical screenings
    Marcel Carne
    Aug 18, 1909 - Oct 31, 1996
    The Bible (1977)
    The Marvelous Visit (1974)
    Law Breakers (1971)
    Young Wolves (1968)
    Three Rooms in Manhattan (1965)
    Chicken Feed for Little Birds (1962)
    Wasteland (1960)
    Les Tricheurs (1958)
    The Country I Come From (1956)
    Air of Paris (1954)
    Thérèse Raquin (1953)
    La Marie du port (1950)
    Juliette, Or Key of Dreams (1950)
    La Fleur de l'âge (1947)
    Gates of the Night (1946)
    Children of Paradise (1945) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    The Devil's Envoys (1942)
    Le Jour se Lève (1939) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Hôtel du Nord (1938)
    Port of Shadows (1938) (Own the DVD, haven't watched it yet)
    Drôle de drame (1937)
    Jenny (1936)
    Nogent (1929)
    Seen 3
    Own 3
     
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    Enfants du paradis, Les (1945) - 7/10
    Jour se lève, Le (1939) - 5/10
    Quai des brumes, Le (1938) - 8/10
    Drôle de drame (1937) - 8/10
     
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    Thérèse Raquin (1953)
     
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    Thérèse Raquin - B+
     
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    Drole de Drame - C+
    Too much silly, not enough funny
     
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    Le Jour se Lève (1939) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
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    Le Jour se Leve - B+
     
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    Hôtel du Nord (1938)
     
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    The Devil's Envoys (1942)
     
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    The Devil's Envoys (1942)

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