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


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#1 of 18 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted July 29 2005 - 09:36 AM

Rate 'em, Rank 'em, Review 'em, whatever 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)
2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#2 of 18 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted July 29 2005 - 09:45 AM

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+ Own: 1
2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#3 of 18 OFFLINE   Mario Gauci

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Posted July 29 2005 - 10:13 AM

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 SHADOWSPosted Image!



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).

#4 of 18 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted July 29 2005 - 10:48 AM

MARCEL CARNE Seen: 2 Like: 0 Own: 0 Rank order: Jour se lève, Le (1939) Children of Paradise (1945)
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#5 of 18 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted July 29 2005 - 12:47 PM

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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) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Marie du port, La (1950)
Juliette, Or Key of Dreams (1950)
Fleur de l'âge, La (1947)
Gates of the Night (1946) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Children of Paradise (1945) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Devil's Envoys (1942) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Jour se lève, Le (1939) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Hôtel du Nord (1938) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Port of Shadows (1938) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Bizarre, Bizarre (1937)
Jenny (1936)
Nogent (1929)

 
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#6 of 18 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted July 30 2005 - 05:32 AM

Seen Children of Paradise, Port of Shadows, Le Jour se leve, Drole de Drame.



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#7 of 18 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted July 30 2005 - 08:05 AM

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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) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
The Devil's Envoys (1942) 
Le Jour se Lève (1939) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (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)


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Posted August 20 2005 - 06:08 AM

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#9 of 18 OFFLINE   Martin Teller

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Posted October 30 2006 - 09:36 AM

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

#10 of 18 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted June 13 2009 - 04:57 AM

Update: Thérèse Raquin (1953)
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#11 of 18 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted August 04 2009 - 10:17 PM

Updated: Thérèse Raquin - B+
2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

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Posted September 14 2009 - 10:38 AM

Updated: Drole de Drame - C+ Too much silly, not enough funny
2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

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Posted October 09 2009 - 10:45 PM

Marcel Carne The Bible (1977) Young Wolves (1968) Three Rooms in Manhattan (1965) Chicken Feed for Little Birds (1962) Wasteland (1960) Tricheurs, Les (1958) The Country I Come From (1956) Air of Paris (1954) Thérèse Raquin (1953) Marie du port, La (1950) Juliette, Or Key of Dreams (1950) Fleur de l'âge, La (1947) Portes de la nuit, Les (1946) Enfants du paradis, Les (1945)             +++++ Visiteurs du soir, Les (1942) Jour se lève, Le (1939) Hôtel du Nord (1938) Quai des brumes, Le (1938)


#14 of 18 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted November 07 2009 - 04:54 PM

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Le Jour se Lève (1939) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)

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#15 of 18 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted November 30 2009 - 01:56 AM

Updated: Le Jour se Leve - B+
2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

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Posted June 25 2010 - 09:13 AM

Update:   Hôtel du Nord (1938)
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Posted October 30 2010 - 05:30 AM

Update:   The Devil's Envoys (1942) 
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#18 of 18 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted December 09 2012 - 12:34 PM

UPDATED:   The Devil's Envoys (1942)   Seen 3 Own 3
       




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