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Thursday, September 1st, 2011 4 01 /09 / frog /2011 09:21


My meeting with Basil Poledouris Was made in the cinema Cézanne, in the Aix en Provence, in spring, 1982, when that with a colleague, Francis RavaI heard(understood), for the first time, Anvil of Crom, the music of Conan's credits(Conan's generic medicine) the Barbarian, of John MiliusWho threw(launched) the career(quarry) of Schwarzy!

More beautiful movie of Heroic Fantasy before the Lord of Rings, the opus of Milius Distinguished itself by a scene(stage) of legendary opening Where a village was ravaged by the dark troops of Thulsa DoomPlayed by a "tremendous" James Earl Jones !


But the lament of Conan Will change in merciless vengeance!

Enjoy Riddle of Steel and Riders of Doom...

Conan's Soundtrack the Barbarian, whose epic breath will glorify gesture(movement) warrior of the cimérien, will throw(launch) the career(quarry) of Poledouris. Conan the destroyer, Robocop, The Flesh and the blood, In pursuit of Red OctoberHigh-speed trap, Starship Troopers, but none of these BO will equal that of the Conan!
Basil Poledouris Died in 2006.

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Monday, August 8th, 2011 1 08 /08 / August /2011 08:58


A private conversation before beginning the présentaion of the movie of Damiani. Imdb indicates(appoints) the movie as " El Chuncho, quien sabe? ", while the versoin which I have calls(mentions) the movie; " El Chucho, quien sabe? ", without "n". The appelation " El Chuncho " was resumed(taken back) by the French-speaking world, but it seems to me that Imdb makes an error, because, in Spanish, "El Chucho" means " the mutt ", while the expression " El Chuncho " wants to say nothing!

Crossed(Spent) his(her,its) preliminary semantic, the movie of Damiano Damiani plunges us into the Mexican Revolution and wants, under outside light, a reflection on the face(figure) of the "revolutionary". Fashionable theme, in the years 60-70, in the Italian cinema and more particularly in the western spaghetti, with movies as The last interview(confrontation) Of Sergio Sollima (1967) Tepepa Of Giulio Petroni (1969) Or the legendary It was once the RevolutionOf Sergio LeoneIn 1971.

The Italian cinema of time(period), very politicized, leaned on left scriptwriters, as Franco SolinasWhich(Who) worked on very controversial movie of Pontecorvo The battle of AlgiersFor a long time forbidden in France, or the Murder of Trotsky and which wrote the scenario of El Chucho.

Gian Maria VolonteSays El Chucho, just goes out of his(her,its) two léoniens opuses, For a handle of dollars and For some dollars furthermore, where he played a Mexican, dark and violent gang leader, and resumes(takes back), here, a similar role, as leader of a band(strip) of Mexican revolutionaries.


Charismatic leader, El Chucho leads his(her) troop with gentleness and violence, to get back weapons for general Elias, one of the leaders of the Mexican revolution. The initial scene(stage) suprend by its quiet violence, because the serviceman carried(worn) in cross, put on the railroad to stop(arrest) a governmental train,


Will be crushed by the locomotive,


To avoid(flee) the band(strip) of El Chucho!


Waste of time, because the revolutionaries will stop(arrest) the train, will massacre the governmental servicemen and will seize weapons. But in this train, Gian Maria Volonte Be going to fall on a gringo curious,


Dressed in suit-tie, a fair-haired boy who seems misled in these dangerous Mexican parts of the country, improper character in this desert landscape! The gringo, played by Lou CastelTold to be looked for in North America and suggest in the Mexican joining(contacting) his(her) band(strip). El Chucho does not refuse the proposition, because a good marksman does not refuse himself!


Mr TateNicknamed "nino", thus joins(contacts) the band(strip), consisted of the brother of the leader, a floodlit monk, played by Klaus Kinski


A couple led by the volcanic Adelita


And some other sombreroes!

All the movie is going to turn(shoot) around Nino's mysterious motivations, put hair cream "golden boy" lost in this troop of goes - nudes-feet!

blanco nino

The Yankee in its banker's dress, cold as the stone, silent and imperturbable, cuts with the volcanic personality of Chucho, big-hearted revolutionary-bandit, who does not hesitate to plunder, to massacre and to violate,


Embodying the ambiguité of the revolutionary-farmer, aiming at humanist objectives by using violent means!

Because Chucho is a man of the people, raised(brought up) in dry Mexican pampa was burned by the sun, stemming from this common people of " peones " exploited(run) by the big landowners!


In spite of audacious helps, made by the band(strip),



Attacking(Affecting) the governmental strengths,


With a "pasionaria" which gives the shot,


And hysteric Chucho in the action(share),

rire hysterique hysteria

" Nino's " enigmatic attitude irritates the Mexican...


And provoke tensions in the band(strip).


The North American is very too different from these "hombres" and avoids even the rape of a middle-class person...


In spite of flashes of lighting thrown(launched) by Adelita!


Chuncho Makes more and more suspicious when he(it) discovers a golden ball(bullet), in the bag of the Yankee,


And does not believe a single moment the explanations of curious sound companion(journeyman)...


The band(strip) splits, the deaths accumulate,


Under the glance of the beautiful Martine Beswick. But Chucho manages to deliver weapons to the general Ellias


Who accuses it of having betrayed the revolution and sentences to death him(it),


Toil that the revolutionary accepts without stumbling. But it is there that the " golden ball(bullet) struck the general " (In bullet for has general The title in English will be moreover!)


And that Chucho knew finally Nino's motivations...



Cold-blooded killer acting by greed, paid by the government for occire one of the leaders of the Revolution... The cynicism of Mr Tate, gentleman to killer, whose only morality amounts to the money(silver),


Be then going to oppose to the idealism made lose interest in Chuncho, which will succumb only one time(weather) to the golds of the luxury and the money(silver),


Fascinated one moment by this life of idle enjoyment, but which, at the end, cannot betray its ideals of justice and equality which guided his(her,its) life, abandoning the prospect(perspective) of an easy life to find the revolution, and occire, after all, the peace and cynic "Nino" who does not understand the crazy act of Chucho ... That to refuse all this money(silver) for the benefit of an uncertain cause!


By roaring this phrase in face of the world:

" Do not buy any bread, but any dynamite! "

And run away towards an uncertain future but maybe better!


The morality is thus safe, and the idealism of the revolutionary, a time(weather) worsened by the money(silver) of the North American, will not be allowed bribe by the prospect(perspective) of a life of cocagne!

The movie of Damiani Is thus structured with the opposition Chucho // NinoUp to the caricature! The one surly farmer, the other one, sophisticated man of affair(business). The one so revolutionary as the bandit, other, killer professional in banker's speeds(looks)... But the director avoids falling too much in clichés(pictures) because in spite of this Manichean opposition between two archetypes, ChunchoThe big-hearted farmer, can also sink into excesses of free violence, killing without remorse, while Nino Can also have accesses of humanity, when he(it) prevents the middle-class person from be violated.. The characters, as often in the western spaghetti, are crossed by ambigues attitudes, acting mostly, by greed and cynicism, giving the image of a man profoundly rotten, what cuts with the moralism of the American classic western. Nevertheless, the morality will be saved, because Gian-MariaA tried time(weather), refuses to be sold for all the money(silver) of the world, and will return to its first passion: the Revolution!!

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Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 3 20 /07 / July /2011 07:21


Let us not get angryStaged by Georges LautnerIn 1966, is in the right lined by Dandelions by the root and Tontons flingueurs Delirious police practical jokes(stuffings) carried(worn) by a comedians' inspired gallery and by delicious dialogues of Michel Audiard ! Here, we thus find these "mouths" of supporting roles which made the wealth of the French cinema of the post-war years, as André PousseReconverted cyclist, and in the movie " representing in memories(souvenirs) ",


The believer(regular customer) Robert Dalban" Yes, Sir ", Uncles, here in unofficial embalmer,


And the future voice(vote) of Columbo Serge SauvionIn the role of police captain(commissioner) which hears(understands) the explanations of Ventura// Antoine Beretto, at the beginning, concerning the knocks concerned three motorists!


But the heart of the history(story) is a repetition of the "Hundred Years' War", repeated by Michel Audiard And Georges LautnerEnter the colonel McLean And his(her,its) Beatles,

duggan mclean

English " so British ", and Antoine BerettoGangster removed from the business(affairs) and henceforth fair storekeeper to Collioure,


Accompanied with his(her) believer(regular customer) JeffRestaurant owner(Restorer), specialist of the Lobster, on Riviera!


The point of contention enters French and English? Certain Léonard MichalonPlayed by the unspeakable Jean Lefebvre


Forgery bênet,


And real swindler,


Which(Who) takes advantage of the head of " delighted with the village ",


To iron the suckers of the tierce, in their refilant of pipes(tips) tins!


Léonard A big coal nut, a bald-faced liar is fast going to show itself,


Defended(Forbidden), without knowing his(her,its) full will, knowing the British furia, by Antoine BerettoWho has to get back some talbins which owes him(her) the chap!

But Here we are, the colonel McLean Also wants to see the Mr. MichalonAnd this one hardly agrees,


Making turn(shoot) in ass Jeff//Michel Constantin


And Lino Ventura !


Some slaps are then going to convince LéonardPlague of modern times, to go to make a small tour(ballot) to English, on the course(cape) of Antibes in exchange for a protégé of the Colonel!


But Here we are, this one to projects which are not very catholic,

tumb tombe tomb

And this cunning(malignant) of Michalon Anticipates him(it) rather fast,


Taking advantage of a rustic party(holiday),


To show a clean pair of heels and drown itself in the bottle!

" So British " McLean


And his(her,its) Beatles,


Also planned some pleasures for Antoine And JeffWho keep(guard) their hostage of English!


The " boy in the wind ",


Took with him a little bit special watch,


Who can make "boom" after a learned regulation!


Our two accomplices understand the small merry-go-round(riding school), after a swallow dive of English, sending back(dismissing) the explosive toy to the sender!

Lino//BerettoUnderstands(Includes) fast that sound Léonard Street with one Renault 8 Gordini, at the colonel is in danger, and, where it is received with a lead handle!


But the duet of former(ancient) gangsters is nevertheless going to fall again on one Michalon Drunk,


Which(Who) is going to take itself a new soup of phalanxes!

Quite sheepish after his(her,its) raging cooked,


Léonard Her(It) takes place low profile,


Not to cut the appetite of one Ventura Exceeded(Irritated) by the escapades of the guignolo in hangdog looks!


In the sound of the music of Bernard Gérard



The war is then going to begin,


With a Colonel McLean Which(Who) goes her(it) deceive Wellington


Mobilizing his(her,its) troops of unchained(given rise to) Beatles!


A real Blitz is going to burst out on our French, with bangs(parties),


And other multiple and varied explosions,


Which(Who) are going to return the infernal life to our trio!


It is then Léonard Which(Who) is going to suggest going to take refuge at his wife's,


Mrs Michalon


In front of a stunned duet! What, this coal nut would have a woman? After many negotiations, Lino//Beretto Manages to convince the girl to receive her husband's plague!


Rustic pension(retreat), to Villeneuve-Loubet, which is going to give a little of respite to the trio, and knot(tie) an attractive relation enters Mireille Darc


And Beretto !


But Here we are, English does not drop,


And for lack of negotiation, the trio is going to take action!


English so go then morfler,


That the colonel is going to ask for a peace!


A last swing sending him(it) to hell...


Under the quietly ironic eye of our two accomplices!


Débarassés of the britishs, the new trio will not manage to débarasser of the plague MichalonTransferred(Fired) by the front door but which will return through the window!


Let us not let us get angry is thus a totally delirious comedy thriller, with dialogues ofAudiard Brilliant, a music beatlesque of Bernard GérardA trio Ventura Ventura/Constantin/Lefebvre Ventura/Constantin/Lefebvre Ventura/Cons Halarious, with one Léonard MichalonReally star of the movie, false-silly and real coal nut, which will unchain(give rise to) a new Hundred Years' War! It is necessary to pay here tribute in Jean LefebvreAuthor of a brilliant interpretation(performance), certainly the best of sound irregular career(quarry), who stayed in Reports(Memoirs)!

The realization of Lautner His(Her,Its) concerning caustic irony English, with one is also filled with winks, with its numerous léoniens close-up, Tommy Duggan In a brilliant character part, pushing its britisherie up to the caricature!

You should not forget all these supporting roles in mouths not possible, which made the wealth of the French cinema of the years 50-60, very far from actors formated by the courses(prices) Florent, which produce, in the chain(channel), kittens stemming from the good French bourgeoisie certainly well comedians, but so smoother(smooth) with regard to VenturaFormer(Ancient) wrestler, ConstantinFormer(Ancient) volleyball player or one André PousseFormer(Ancient) cyclist! The French cinema gained(won) in professionalism what it lost in creative potential, and in a way, cut itself of the popular reality which it reflected better, in the 50s and 60, reserving henceforth its attires for a small caste of privileged persons, which annexed the cinema since around thirty years!

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Sunday, July 17th, 2011 7 17 /07 / July /2011 06:45


Dirty mac, consummé cigar, watches over 403 rotted,


The inspector ColumboAtypical and a little bit ridiculous cop, in the permier access(manner), was supposed to be for a funny, at the beginning, with the culprits of the series! But this presumed gnafron, with its stories(trouble) of dog and woman which did not finish it any more, was an outstanding logician, who always managed to clamp the meutriers which believed to have made the perfect crime(murder)!

It is in 1971 that the series really began, with an episode, Murder by the portfolioRealized by certain Steven Spielberg !

The series distinguished itself by two recurring elements. At the level of the casting, the murderer was a known actor, even a star on the decline, and on the narrative plan, the episodes always began with the murder, executed by a murderer known for televiewers. The heart of the episode telling the way ColumboWas going to resolve the affair(business) and to clamp the culprit. It is moreover surprising that a series with so few actions(shares) and so many verbosities colomboesque had so much success, because half of the episodes often amounted to monologues of the fûté inspector, on subjects so diverse as his wife or her dog!


The season 1 having worked well, the season 2 adorns itself with more prestigious actors, as his friend John Cassavettes,


Conductor who will be pitched(caught) to have forgotten a carnation(eyelet) in the buttonhole, or Ray MillandThe husband of Grace KellyIn the Crime(Murder) was almost completed ofHitchcock.


Bad murderer, RayBecause you were pitched(caught) twice!

Personally, I also like the episode of the season 2, The most dangerous game, of 1973, who tells a murder in the environment(middle) of the failures(chess), taking advantage of the extraordinary echo of the victory of the American Robert James FischerIn Reykjavik, in 1972, on the Soviet citizen Boris Spassky For the world title.


Peter Falk A connoisseur of 64 compartments was, and he must be conquered by this episode there!

To note that both accomplices of the series of the western Mysteries, Robert Conrad And Ross Martin


Chief murderesses, in an episode were both. Artemus GordonIn the season 1, in the episode Full Frame(Executive),


And James WestIn the season 4, the episode Fatal exercise.


He(It) would be too long to quote the celebrities which turned(shot) in an episode of Colombo, just like the heroes of the western Mysteries, many actors of television series, as William Shatner ( Captain Kirk in Star Trek), Léonard Nimoy ( Spoke in Star Trek), Patrick McGoohan ( The prisoner) Patrick McNee (Derby hat), Robert Culp ( The spies), Ricardo Montalban ( The fantastic island) But also movie stars as Janet Leight (Psychosis), Sal Mineo ( The passion for life ), Donald Pleasance ( The spectre) Robert Vaughn ( 7 mercenaries), Louis Jourdan ( Octopussy), Mako ( Conan the barbarian), in brief, it was always the guest star which gave tit for tat to the inspector Columbo !

But the career(quarry) of Peter Falk Did not amount to the character of the famous inspector, because that since The speechless Forest Of Nicolas RayIn 1958,


In the Wings of the Desire, of Wim WendersIn 1993,


Peter Falk Will have turned(shot) in tens of movies!

But it is unquestionably its collaboration with John CassavettesWhich(Who) began with HusbandsIn 1970,

falk gazzara cassavettes

With another accomplice, Ben GazzaraAlcoholic trio which will give magnificent movies,


As a Woman under influence ( 1974 ), Opening Nights ( 1977 ) and Big Trouble in 1986.

This big Epicurean of Peter Thus went there, and I imagine the apéritifs that he(it) will fight with JohnIn the Paradise of the holy drinkers!

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Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 2 28 /06 / June /2011 06:17

sand pebbles wise

The gunboat of the Yangtze Of Robert Wise Big historic fresco being situated in 1926, in China, tells the shock of civilizations between the West and Middle Kingdom, in the grip of a civil war between nationaiistes and communists.

It is in this frame(executive) that the soldier HolmanMechanic of his state,


Played by Steve McQueen, Arrive in the Chinese ant-hill, to embark on San Pablo, canonière American who crosses on the yellow river. He(it) crosses a duet of missionaries, Mr Jameson And the attractive Shirley EckertPrimary school teacher for the worse of adventure,


Which(Who) work in the evangelization and in the education of the Chinese people, the first one stigmatizing the western imperialism and the grasping appetite of the European nations in China.


During an inaugural meal where the striplings will get acquainted, will be formed the stake in the movie, between the history(story), the big, which will plunge China into a civil war and, girl, who will tell singular fates, in the Chinese storm.

Jack Holman A private is who has the prejudices of the Westerner on chinetoques In mission for several years in China, this mission on San Pablo which will be his(her) last one, is going to transform him(it) in the contact of the attractive primary school teacher.

But the duty calls him(it), and its new boat waits for him(it),


As well as the captain, played by Richard CrennaAnd his(her) second,


Embodying the military order on this skiff lost on the big yellow river. Frenchie//Richard AttenboroughWelcomes him(it) with heat.


In the Chinese storm to come, the captain Collins Maintains the American presence on the Yangtze,


Protecting the American nationals with his(her) sailors.


On San Pablo, in the heart of the boat, Jack Po-Han is going to get on with a Chinese coolie,


Of whom(which) he will make his assistant, in spite of the hesitations of the crew(equipage).

While Shirley Part in a lost, said mission Light quibbles, in the mountain,


Leaving the soldier Holman In his(her,its) machines,


The life of "garrison", to Changsa, resumes(takes back) its rights, between "salute to the colors" and visit to the mess(brothel)!

The Mess(Brothel), the release for sailors in foreign earth(ground), which(who) come to drink heavily and to fornicate to furnish the boredom, Wart where settles all the ambiguity between colonizers and colonized, because it is here where is made the learning(apprenticeship) of the miserable condition of the Chinese! It is in this den of iniquity that Frenchy Be going to meet Maily


Attractive hostess desired by this saoûlard of StawskiPlayed by Simon OaklandAnd who(which) the safety(salute) will depend on a fight enter the big boor,


And the small coolie,


Supported by Holman !

Victoire of David Against Goliath


Which(Who) will save Maily Legs of the Bittern, in the biggest happiness of Frenchy !


Holman Find, the time(weather) of a return travel towards Changsa, Shirle/Candice BergenTwo dramas are going to deceive. That of Po-Han, faithful coolie, but face(figure) of the traitor, for his people, tortured by the plebs in fury,


And that Jack Will free(release) from a well placed ball(bullet)...


Terrible moment for the sailor,


That the condolence of cannot console Shirley.


But the historic reason has only to make love stories... It is what are going to learn, Frenchy And MailyMarried in secret,


But also Jack And Shirley


Which(Who) go, the time(weather) of a pious hope, forget the misfortunes of the war.


Because the thunderstorm scolds(mutters), Shirley Leaves(Restarts) in his(her,its) mission and San Pablo is besieged by the Chinese nationalists. The captain Collins


Holds so-so his(her) men(people). But Frenchy Do not support(bear) any more the estrangement of MailyAnd, a night, is going to join his(her) betrothed,


But he(it) will not survive the exhaustion and the cold, taken on an icy night.


Maily Will follow him(it) a bit further, killed by his(her) fellow countrymen eager for vengeance!

Besieged by Chinese who want the skin ofHolmanThe captain Collins Stands firm,


In spite of the mutiny which watches,


And the men(people) who refuse to obey!


But war chief does not give in under the pressure, that that is in front of Chinese or in front of his(her) troop!


Close to the suicide, after this humiliation,


The captain will waste away in an ultimate mission... Fetch the missionaries of Light of China, to protect them from massacres, aiming at the Westerners, who began!


After weeks of idleness which mined(undermined) the nerves(gristle) of the crew(equipage), the standard(cannon) is going to thunder,


And rifles are going to spit.


The fight finishing in a furious hand-to-hand fight, Jack Trucidant Cho-JenYoung nationalist officer met a little bit earlier, with the missionaries!



Short-term Victoire, because at night, in the mission,


Mr JamesonFurious against the arrogance of the soldiers, not understanding(including) that the time(weather) of the Westerners, they were missionaries, is ended,


Chinese, as well as the captain is going to be killed by soldiery Collins.


Holman Decide then to cover the flight(leak) of both soldiers who will return Shirley In the boat.


Only against the pack,



The soldier McQueen Be going to succumb under the number,


Sacrificing for saving his(her) betrothed,


Which(Who), saved, navigates towards Changsa.


Big historic fresco in her(it) David LeanMixing(Involving) big and the short history, this gunboat tells the metamorphosis(slough) of an American soldier, who, full of certainties on the superiority of the western civilization, taken by the whirlwind of the war, will join the idealistic humanism of one Jameson Under the influence of ShirleySoft primary school teacher come here to educate the youth quibbles. But the missionary will not understand, either, that China is not soluble in the western progressive messianism, and that the wars for independence have only to make willingnessesThey were désintéréssées! After a century of humiliation, the hour of the revenge rang for the Chinese people, taking the men(people) and their ideas, in a whirlwind of unlimited violence.

Steve McQueen Simple mechanic getting lost in the glance of ShirleyAllegory disillusioned by the end of the western presence in China will be transformed like a hero tragic, sacrificing for saving its beautiful, in an announced death.

Let us finish with the sad melody of Jerry Goldsmith ...

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