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Rififi (1955)

Director: Jules Dassin

The famed centerpiece of Jules Dassin’ Rififi is a silent heist sequence that lasts about thirty minutes. It’s a masterpiece of nonverbal communication, both between the characters on screen and what Dassin is able to relate to the audience. 203 more words


Brute Force (1947)

Potentially one of the weaker Jules Dassin Films Noir, Brute Force is still a worthwhile film exploring the dynamics of a prison during the 1940s. The inspiration comes from the rebellion at Alcatraz in 1946 and this film was shocking at the time for the amount of violence it portrayed. 329 more words

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Can You Explain This?

The other night, we sat down to watch a DVD from Netflix. Can’t remember the title. While the beginning credits were rolling, the following thoughts rolled through my head: 352 more words


the ballina bank queue

Six inches of rain in four hours.

A massive black cloud is overhead, spitting lightning and collapsing into itself with roars of rumbling complaint. A nest of atmospheric fury is moored to the heights of  Mount Warning and its sisters. 814 more words


Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Jules Dassin, director (1911-2008)
In celebration of Jules Dassin’s birthday today, TCM will spend part of the day featuring several of his films:
The Affairs of Martha… 69 more words

Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Movie Quote of the Day - Thieves' Highway, 1949 (dir. Jules Dassin)

Nico ‘Nick’ Garcos: Soft hands.
Rica: Sharp nails.
Nico ‘Nick’ Garcos: You like to make tough, huh?
Rica: I am tough.

Movie Quote Of The Day

Film Review: Brute Force (1947)

The 1947 prison drama Brute Force has a title that possesses a wide-range of applications. It forms the crux of the film’s thematic focus of the prison edifice, which despotic head guard Captain Munsey (Hume Cronyn) views as an arena where might definitely makes right. 765 more words

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