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Friday, July 29, 2005

Three Rooms in Manhattan (1965) - part2 - Marcel Carné

So this is my last 12 frames taken from Three Rooms in Manhattan aka Trois Chambres à Manhattan by Marcel Carné.

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If Robert De Niro wasn't playing an extra in a scene in a Greenwich Village's bar, who will remember that movie ?

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Did i tell you that the soundtrack is terrific ? Great jazz numbers from Mal Waldron. Yes it's the same pianist who played with Billie Holiday in her last years, he also played with the Jazz Workshop of Charles Mingus and the magnificent Jeanne Lee.

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At the Venice Film Festival in 1965, Annie Girardot won the Volpi Cup despite the unbelievable uproar by the press.

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That was meant to be the last great movie by Marcel Carné, the man who did 6 masterpieces in a row !! Bizarre, Bizarre (1937) / Port of Shadows (1938) / Hôtel du Nord (1938) / Daybreak (1939) / The Devil's Envoys (1942) and of course Children of Paradise (1945).
But let's not forget his essentials other movies : Gates of the Night (1946) / Juliette, or the Dream Book (1950) / Thérèse Raquin (The Adultress) (1953) / Les Tricheurs (The Cheaters) (1958) / Terrain vague (Wasteland) (1960) /
Kay (Annie Girardot) and Francois (Maurice Ronet) are two people from France who meet and fall in love in New York in this melancholy romantic drama. She is a former countess, while he is an actor. Both of them must reconcile with their past while they decide to trust their feelings and possibly enter into a relationship.
Dan Pavlides, All Movie Guide

These frames are taken from an out of print VHS issued by Canal+ Video in 1993.

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