By Guy Austin
This transparent and finished research is the 1st book-length research of Claude Chabrol to be released in English due to the fact 1970. It brings again into concentration an enormous of French cinema, a guy lately defined through the French movie press as "possibly the best dwelling French film-maker." Claude Chabrol has made greater than fifty motion pictures in a profession spanning 40 years. This illuminating account strains the advance of his movie type. It comprises specified analyses of the main movies, an exploration of Chabrol's problem with style, and an understanding of his work's theoretical and political resonance.
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Extra info for Claude Chabrol (French Film Directors)
At first, there were no problems. The Hakim brothers financed his third film, allowing him not only to shoot the flashbacks he wanted, but also to film in colour the other producers he approached had granted him one or the other but not both! The first of Chabrol's many adaptations of crime novels, A double tour (1959) was carefully constructed so that 'c'etait le recit lui-meme qui faisait un double tour. En outre, j'avais tourne avec beaucoup de mouvements circulaires. Le film devait representer un cercle qui se dedouble sur lui-meme'" (Chabrol 1976: 152).
However, the film's producer, Georges de Beauregard - who went on to finance Landru in 1962 and La Ligne de demarcation in 1966 - was not disheartened. He supported Chabrol's next project, L'(Eil du malin (1961), although the film eventually had to be shot for half the original (rather modest) budget, because of problems with the German co-producer. Accepting the challenge, Chabrol shot the film frugally, mainly in and around Munich. Luckily, his scenario (written without Gegauff this time) called for a small cast, very few group shots, and a limited number of locations.
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