Elevator To The Gallows (Ascenseur pour l’échafaud)

Elevator To The Gallows (Ascenseur pour l'échafaud) France (1958) Dir. Louis Malle Sometimes one watches a film and wonders what the results would be like if another director was at the helm of it. In the case of Louis Malle’s feature length debut it is not hard to imagine Elevator To The Gallows as part … Continue reading Elevator To The Gallows (Ascenseur pour l’échafaud)

Vivre Sa Vie (My Life To Live)

Vivre Sa Vie (My Life To Live) France (1962) Dir. Jean-Luc Godard After finally popping my Godard cherry with his audacious debut Breathless, I dip my toe once again into the catalogue of this celebrated French New Wave auteur. Will this be another film that will surpass my expectations or will the old tussle between … Continue reading Vivre Sa Vie (My Life To Live)

The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups)

The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups) France (1959) Dir. François Truffaut “Eureka! I’ve found it!” Regular readers of this site will know that French New Wave and I haven’t been the best of friends, with François Truffaut being one of the directors whose works has yet to move me in the same way it … Continue reading The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups)