Jean-Pierre Melville, Repost

Jean-Pierre Melville – A Retrospective

Stanley Kubrick saw two crime films and decided to never try and make another one in the genre again because, he said, they were the two best crime films one could make. The second best was Jacques Becker's Touchez pas au Grisbi. The first best was Bob le Flambeur by Jean-Pierre Melville. I last wrote about a foreign… Continue reading Jean-Pierre Melville – A Retrospective

Jean-Pierre Melville, Top Ten

Jean-Pierre Melville: The Definitive Ranking

Jean-Pierre Melville, ne Grumbach, was one of the most influential French filmmakers that the overall cinematic culture seems to have largely forgotten. He and his approach to filmmaking in the underworld is alive and well for certain filmmakers like John Woo and Quentin Tarantino, but much like the references Tarantino puts into his movies, no… Continue reading Jean-Pierre Melville: The Definitive Ranking