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Critic’s Choice: Books on French actor Jean Gabin and movie posters ring in the New Year

142 days ago
L.A. Times - EntertainmentNow that the holiday season is over, it’s time to think of buying something for yourself, and two recent film books will be hard for cinephiles to resist. “Jean Gabin: The Actor Who Was France” by Joseph Harriss (McFarland, $45) is a thorough, ... more info

UCLA series offers a rare chance to see Jean Grémillon's films

1318 days ago
L.A. Times - EntertainmentTo come across the films of classic French filmmaker Jean Grmillon is like discovering another country, at once familiar and unaccountably new. Familiar because the greatest of the director's films, the ones made in the 1930s and 1940s, made expert ... more info

Review: 75 years on, sophistication of 'Jour Se Leve' still surprises

1653 days ago
L.A. Times - EntertainmentOf all the memorable films starring French icon Jean Gabin, including "Grand Illusion," "Pepe le Moko" and "La Bete Humaine," none has been harder to see in its original version, or more richly rewards a viewing today, than Marcel Carne's melancholy ... more info

White Hinterland :: Requiem pour un Con (Serge Gainsbourg)

2678 days ago
Aquarium DrunkardSerge Gainsbourg cut “Requiem pour un Con” in 1968 for Jean Gabin’s film Le Pacha (see clip below). Forty years later Casey Dienel, under the nom de tune, White Hinterland, released the Francophone, six song, Luniculaire ep. I’ve been revisit... more info

French Cancan (1955), review

2850 days ago
The TelegraphDir: Jean Renoir; starring: Jean Gabin, Franoise Arnoul and Mara Flix. Rating: * * * * more info

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