Tag Archives: Romy Schneider

Death Watch (Tavernier, 1980) and Summer With Monika (Bergman, 1953)

I think Bertrand Tavernier is an underrated director. Coup de torchon is a masterpiece, L. 627 and The Clockmaker of St. Paul are nearly as great. Death Watch is the kind of film I’d like to make one day. It’s shot in beautiful 2.35 … Continue reading

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Max and the Junkmen (Sautet, 1971) and Perfect Friday (Hall, 1970)

Claude Sautet’s Max and the Junkmen is such a good, hard-boiled, existential crime film. Michel Piccoli and Romy Schneider are great as the eponymous detective Max and Lily, the prostitute whom he fools into aiding and abetting a crime. Sautet’s style … Continue reading

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The Assassination of Trotsky (Losey, 1972) and Fireworks Wednesday (Farhadi, 2006)

Continuing on with my Joseph Losey kick: The Assassination of Trotsky has a pretty bad reputation. It’s certainly the worst Losey film I’ve seen. That’s due in large part to the ridiculous idea of Richard Burton as Leon Trotsky. Burton … Continue reading

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