Tag Archives: Claude Chabrol

Maigret vot rouge (Grangier, 1963) and Les Cousins (Chabrol, 1959)

Gilles Grangier’s 1963 film from Georges Simenon’s novel features a pretty late-period Jean Gabin as Commissioner Maigret, on the trail of a few (fairly badly acting) Americans in France in the midst of a convoluted plot. I wonder if Truffaut … Continue reading

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Wedding in Blood (Chabrol, 1973)

Wedding in Blood feels like a companion piece to Claude Chabrol’ film from three years prior, Le Boucher (one of my favorites of his) in its small-town scandal of the upper-class. Even some of the sequences, here between the great Michel … Continue reading

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A Double Tour (Chabrol, 1959)

Also known as Leda, A Double Tour is Claude Chabrol’s third feature. Not quite to his truly great period (which for me starts in 1968), this one’s still got its moments. It’s somehow more of a swinging film than other Chabrol’s. Maybe … Continue reading

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Masques (Chabrol, 1987)

Why are Claude Chabrol films always so high-key? For someone who was more or less a genre filmmaker he departs from one major tenet of thrillers/mysteries – even a lot of his suspenseful scenes are brightly lit. Masques is no … Continue reading

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