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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Jacques Rivette on "le conseil des dix" 1955-1959 part two

continued from

Nov ‘55

17 x-3-1-2-3-8

(3 stars) Kiss Me, Deadly (Robert Aldrich), Les Mauvaises Rencontres (Alexander Astruc), Run for Cover (Nicholas Ray)

(2 stars) Les Grandes Manoeuvres (René Clair)

(1 star) East of Eden (Elia Kazan), Bad Day at Black Rock (John Sturges)

(bullet) Death of a Cyclist (J A Bardem), Marty (Delbert Mann), Strategic Air Command (Anthony Mann)

(abstain) Chiens Perdus sans Collier (Jean Delannoy), The White Shiek (Federico Fellini), Je Suis un Sentimental (John Berry)

Dec ‘55

18 x-3-3-0-4-8

(3 stars) Land of the Pharaohs (Howard Hawks), The Blackboard Jungle (Richard Brooks), The Big Knife (Robert Aldrich)

(2 stars) Man without a Star (King Vidor) Hallelujah (King Vidor), Silver Lode (Allan Dwan)

(bullet) Les Héros sont Fatigués (Yves Ciampi), Summertime (David Lean), Soldier of Fortune (Edward Dmytryk)

Jan ‘56

17 x-4-0-3-1-9

(3 stars) To Catch a Thief (Alfred Hitchcock), Lola Montès (Max Ophuls), The Man from Laramie (Anthony Mann) Ordet (Carl Theodore Dreyer)

(bullet) La Pointe Courte (Agnes Varda)

(abstain) Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa)

Feb ‘56

16 x-0-3-2-6-5

(2 stars) Senso (Luchino Visconti), House of Bamboo (Sam Fuller), Northwest Passage (King Vidor)

(1 star) The Big Combo (Joseph H Lewis), The Tall Men (Raoul Walsh), I Died 1000 Times (Stuart Heisler)

(bullet) Papa, Maman, ma Femme et Moi... (Jean-Paul Le Chanois), Helen of Troy (Robert Wise), Marguerite de la Nuit (Claude Autant-Lara), The Princess Sen (Kiego Kimura), The Ladykillers (Alexander Mackendrick)

Mar ‘56

A note at the bottom of the conseil tableau records a long list, among them JR, that “recommend more than warmly” Federico Fellini’s “Il Bidone”.

Apr ‘56

Beneath the conseil table, we are informed that Edgar G Ulmer’s “The Naked Dawn” is “recommended warmly” by a group that includes JR.

Jun ’56

JR among others “recommends” Henri-Georges Clouzot’s “Le Mystère Picasso” and he “advises” Otto Preminger’s “The Man with the Golden Arm”

Jul ’56

14 x-3-2-2-2-5

(3 stars) Mr. Arkadin (Orson Welles), Lifeboat (Alfred Hitchcock) Toni (Jean Renoir)

(2 stars) Artists and Models (Frank Tashlin), The Lieutenant Wore Skirts (Frank Tashlin)

(bullet) Smiles of a Summer Night (Ingmar Bergman)

(abstain) The Gold Rush (Charles Chaplin)

Aug-Sep ’56

17 x-3-3-4-0-7

(3 stars) It’s Always Fair Weather (Stanley Donen / Gene Kelly), Brigadoon (Vincente Minelli), My Sister Eileen (Richard Quine)

(2 stars) The Revolt of Mamie Stover (Raoul Walsh), The Harder They Fall (Mark Robson), Bob the Gambler (Jean-Pierre Melville)

(1 star) Gervaise (René Clément), The Magnificent Matador (Budd Boetticher)

A note at the foot of the table also records that JR “recommends” Jean Renoir’s “Elena and Her Men”

Oct ‘56 15 x-3-2-1-3-6

(3 stars) The Last Frontier (Anthony Mann), While the City Sleeps (Fritz Lang), La Peur (Roberto Rossellini)

(1 star) The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (Otto Preminger),

(bullet) Wild Love (Mauro Bolognini), Walk into Paradise (Marcel Pagliero)

Jan ‘57

A note at the foot of the table listed JR among those who “recommend” Roger Vadim’s “And God .... Created Woman”

Feb ‘57

15 0-0-2-2-5-6

(2 stars) Hot Blood (Nicholas Ray), Tennessee’s Partner (Allan Dwan)

(1 star) The Burning Hills (Stuart Heisler), The King and I (Walter Lang)

(bullet) Lust for Life (Vincente Minelli), The Solid Gold Cadillac (Richard Quine)

(abstain) Folies-Bergere (Henri Decoin)

Mar ‘57 15 1-2-2-1-2-7

(4 stars) Bigger Than Life (Nicholas Ray)

(3 stars) Time in the Sun (Sergei Eisenstein / Gregory Alexandrov) L' Amour a la Ville (sketch film -- various)

(2 stars) Assassins et Voleurs (Sacha Guitry)

Apr ‘57

A note at the bottom of the table informs us that “ ’The Wrong Man' by Alfred Hitchcock wins the suffrage of the ’Hitchoockeans’ (sic), but you knew that already.”
Another note informs us that JR “recommends most warmly” Frank Tashlin’s “The Girl Can’t Help It”.

Jun 57

19 3-2-3-2-4-5

(4 stars) The Girl Can’t Help It (Frank Tashlin), The Crucified Lovers (Kenji Mizoguchi), Hollywood or Bust (Frank Tashlin)

(3 stars) St. Joan (Otto Preminger), The Wrong Man (Alfred Hitchcock)

(2 stars) Les Trois font la Paire (Sacha Guitry), The Forty-first (Grigory Chukhrai), The Incredible Shrinking Man (Jack Arnold)

(1 star) Storm Center (Daniel Taradash)

(bullet) Celui qui Doit Mourir (Jules Dassin), The Burmese Harp (Kon Ichikawa), The Crucible (Raymond Rouleau)

(abstain) Around the World in 80 Days (Michael Anderson), Somebody Up There Likes Me (Robert Wise), Le Cas du Dr. Laurent (Jean-Paul Le Chanois)

Aug-Sep ‘57

13 1-1-1-0-3-7

(4 stars) The True Story of Jesse James (Nicholas Ray)

(3 stars) The Last Hunt (Richard Brooks)

(2 stars) Seven Men from Now (Budd Boetticher)

Oct ’57

16 0-0-2-3-4-7

(2 stars) Twelve Angry Men (Sidney Lumet), Abandon Ship (Richard Sale)

(1 star) Oklahoma (Fred Zinneman)

(bullet) Island in the Sun (Robert Rossen), Oeil pour Oeil (André Cayatte)

Nov ’57 17 1-4-1-2-2-7

(4 stars) Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (Fritz Lang)

(3 stars) Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (Frank Tashlin), A Face in the Crowd (Elia Kazan), The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (Luis Bunuel), An Affair to Remember (Leo McCarey)

(2 stars) Nights of Cabiria (Federico Fellini)

(1 star) Portes des Lilas (René Clair), The Wings of Eagles (John Ford)

(bullet) La Casa del Angel (Leopoldo Torre Nillson), Les Espions (Henri-Georges Clouzot)

Dec ‘57

16 1-3-2-0-2-8

(4 stars) A King in New York (Charles Chaplin)

(3 stars) Sawdust and Tinsel (Ingmar Bergman), Toute la Mémoire du Monde (Alain Resnais), Street of Shame (Kenji Mizoguchi)

(2 stars) Les Maîtres Fous (Jean Rouch), Mister Cory (Blake Edwards)

Jan ‘58 17 0-3-0-2-4-8

(3 stars) Fear Strikes Out (Robert Mulligan), Aparajito (Satyajit Ray), Bitter Victory (Nicholas Ray)

(1 star) A Hatful of Rain (Fred Zinneman), The Sun Also Rises (Henry King) The Pride and the Passion (Stanley Kramer)

Mar ‘58 17 1-2-3-4-4-3

(4 stars) You Only Live Once (Fritz Lang)

(3 stars) No Down Payment (Martin Ritt), The Tin Star (Anthony Mann)

(2 stars) Kiss Them for Me (Stanley Donen), Interlude (Douglas Sirk), The Wayward Bus (Victor Vicas)

(1 star) Witness for the Prosecution (Billy Wilder), Pal Joey (George Sidney)

Apr ‘58

14 1-1-2-3-3-4

(4 stars) Bonjour Tristesse (Otto Preminger)

(3 stars) Something of Value (Richard Brooks)

(2 stars) Le Temps des Oeufs Durs (Norbert Carbonnaux), The Garment Jungle (Vincent Sherman)

(1 star) Kanal (Andrzej Wajda)

(bullet) A Farewell to Arms (Charles Vidor), Sayonara (Joshua Logan), Peyton Place (Mark Robson)

May ‘58

14 1-2-3-4-3-1

(4 stars) The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman)

(3 stars) Les Girls (George Cukor), Montparnasse 19 (Jacques Becker)

(2 stars) Le Chatte (Henri Decoin), Juvenile Jungle (Ko Nakahira)

(bullet) The Young Lions (Edward Dmytryk), The Brothers Rico (Phil Karlson)

Jun ‘58

12 1-2-1-3-4-1

(4 stars) White Nights (Luchino Visconti0

(3 stars) Illicit Interlude (Ingmar Bergman), The Pajama Game (George Abbott/Stanley Donen)

(2 stars) This Angry Age (René Clement)

(1 star) Mon Oncle (Jacques Tati), The Brothers Karamazov (Richard Brooks)

Jul ‘58

11 1-1-1-3-2-3

(4 stars) Touch of Evil (Orson Welles)

(3 stars) Baby Face Nelson (Don Siegel)

(2 stars) L’Eau Vive (François Villiers)

(1 star) The Cranes Are Flying (Mikhail Kalatozov), The Long, Hot Summer (Martin Ritt), Gideon of Scotland Yard (John Ford)

Aug ‘58

11 0-1-1-4-2-3

(3 stars) The Quiet American (Joseph L. Mankiewicz)

(2 stars) Legend of the Lost (Henry Hathaway)

(1 star) Jet Pilot (Joseph von Sternberg), The Cobweb (Vincente Minelli), Tea and Sympathy (Vincente Minelli), From Hell to Texas (Henry Hathaway)

(bullet) Edge of the City (Martin Ritt), The Buster Keaton Story (Sidney Sheldon)

(abstain) The Delicate Delinquent (Don McGuire)

Nov ‘58

19 1-3-3-6-3-3

(4 stars) The Grand Illusion (Jean Renoir)

(3 stars) Dreams (Ingmar Bergman), The Left-Handed Gun (Arthur Penn), The Goddess (John Cromwell)

(2 stars) Une Vie (Alexander Astruc), Tarnished Angels (Douglas Sirk), La Vie à Deux (Clement Duhour)

(1 star) En Cas du Malheur (Claude Autant-Lara), Les Tricheurs (Marcel Carné), God’s Little Acre (Anthony Mann)

(bullet) Desire Under the Elms (Delbert Mann)

Jan ‘59

20 0-3-5-6-5-1

(3 stars) Dreams (Ingmar Bergman), Secrets of Women (Ingmar Bergman), Les Mistons (François Truffaut)

(2 stars) Il Grido (Michelangelo Antonioni), Indiscreet (Stanley Donen), Lettre de Sibéria (Chris Marker), Rising of the Moon (John Ford)

(1 star) Les Amants (Louis Malle), The Horse’s Mouth (Ronald Neame)

(bullet) Le Jouer (Claude Autant-Lara), The Barbarian and the Geisha (John Huston)

(abstain) Les Fils de L’Eau (Jean Rouch)

Feb ‘59 12 1-0-4-1-4-2

(4 stars) Man of the West (Anthony Mann)

(2 stars) The Last Hurrah (John Ford), The Vikings (Richard Fleischer), South Pacific (Joshua Logan)

(1 star) The Roots of Heaven (John Huston)

March ‘59

14 1-3-3-2-5-0

(4 stars) Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock)

(3 stars) Les Rendez-vous du Diable (Haroun Tazieff), A Time to Love and a Time to Die (Douglas Sirk), Run of the Arrow (Sam Fuller)

(2 stars) Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Richard Brooks)

(bullet) Raintree County (Edward Dmytryk), La Loi (Jules Dassin), The Defiant Ones (Stanley Kramer)

April ’59

14 1-1-1-1-10-0

(4 stars) Brink of Life (Ingmar Bergman)

(3 stars) Le Beau Serge (Claude Chabrol)

(bullet) Gigi (Vincente Minelli), Guingette (Jean Delannoy), Le Petit Prof’ (Carlo Rim), La Femme et le Pantin (Julien Duvivier), The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (Mark Robson), Separate Tables (Delbert Mann), The Philosopher’s Stone (Satyajit Ray)

May ‘59 21 2-5-3-5-5-1

(4 stars) Ivan the Terrible (Sergei Eisenstein), Ugetsu (Kenji Mizoguchi)

(3 stars) Les Cousins (Claude Chabrol), Moi, un Noir (Jean Rouch), Wind Across the Everglades (Nicholas Ray), Head Against the Wall (Georges Franju), The Devil’s Wanton (Ingmar Bergman)

(1 star) Bell, Book and Candle (Richard Quine)

(bullet) The Big Country (William Wyler)

June ‘59

14 0-2-5-1-6-0

(3 stars) Wild Strawberries (Ingmar Bergman), Goha (Jacques Baratier)

(2 stars) Rock-a-Bye, Baby (Frank Tashlin), Tripes au Soleil (Claude Bernard-Aubert), I Want to Live (Robert Wise), Auntie Mame (Morton DaCosta)

(1 star) Les Draguers (Jean-Pierre Mocky)

(bullet) Marie-Octobre (Julien Duvivier), The Black Orchid (Martin Ritt), The Proud Rebel (Michael Curtiz)

Jul ‘59

14 2-2-2-3-5-0

(4 stars) Hiroshima, Mon Amour (Alain Resnais), The 400 Blows (François Truffaut)

(3 stars) Rio Bravo (Howard Hawks), Middle of the Night (Delbert Mann)

(2 stars) Some Came Running (Vincente Minelli), The Fabulous World of Jules Verne (Karel Zeman)

(1 star) The Fly (Kurt Neumann)

(bullet) The Sound and the Fury (Martin Ritt), Compulsion (Richard Fleischer), Room at the Top (Jack Clayton)

Aug ‘59

14 1-0-3-4-4-2

(4 stars) The Empress Yang Kwei Fei (Kenji Mizoguchi)

(2 stars) Buchanan Rides Alone (Budd Boeticcher), The Last Mile (Howard W Koch), The Warrior and the Slave Girl (Vittorio Cottafavi)

(1 star) Black Orpheus (Marcel Camus), Al Capone (Richard Wilson), Pork Chop Hill (Lewis Milestone)

Sep ‘59 12 1-1-2-1-4-3

(4 stars) Hindu Tiger (Fritz Lang)

(3 stars) Rally ‘Round the Flag, Boys (Leo McCarey)

(2 stars) Tiger of Bengal (Fritz Lang)

Oct ‘59 18 0-2-3-4-9-0

(3 stars) Trial (Mark Robson), Ten Seconds to Hell (Robert Aldrich)

(2 stars) Hot Summer Night (David Friedkin), Double Agents (Robert Hossein), Big Deal on Madonna Street (Mario Monicelli)

(1 star) Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (Edward Cline), Diary of Anne Frank (George Stevens), Westbound (Budd Boeticcher)

(bullet) Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Roger Vadim), Babette Goes to War (Christian-Jaque)

Nov ‘59

14 1-2-2-4-2-3

(4 stars) Anatomy of a Murder (Otto Preminger)

(3 stars) Some Like it Hot (Billy Wilder), The Horse Soldiers (John Ford)

(2 stars) Ossessione (Luchino Visconti), Two Men in Manhattan (Jean-Pierre Melville)

(1 star) The Magician (Ingmar Bergman), Destiny of a Man (Segei Bondarchuk)

(abstain) L’Ambiteuse (Yves Allegret)

Dec ‘59 15 1-2-1-3-4-4

(4 stars) Dejeuner sur L’Herbe (Jean Renoir)

(3 stars) General Della Rovere (Roberto Rossellini), North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock)

(2 stars) The Buccaneer (Anthony Quinn)

(1 star) Diamonds and Ashes (Andrjez Wajda), A Hole in the Head (Frank Capra), They Came to Cordura (Robert Rossen)

(bullet) La Jument Verte (Claude Autant-Lara)


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