Bigger Than Life (1956): A Psychosis of the Real

Written by Cyril Hume and Richard Maibaum, based on an article in the New Yorker by Burton Roueche Directed by Nicholas Ray Starring James Mason, Barbara Rush, Christopher Olsen, and Walter Matthau       The period of time surrounding a large election, and the ensuing open discussion of political values, has a way of … Continue reading

Screening Log #29: Bob le Flambeur (1956)

Written by Auguste Le Breton and Jena-Pierre Melville Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville Starring Roger Duchesne, Isabelle Corey, Daniel Cauchy, and Guy Decomble       There is a version of Jean-Pierre Melville in my head. I’m not sure how accurately this version of the man who I’ve created may be, but in my mind there’s … Continue reading