Thursday, 2 September 2010

(500) Films of Empire - Day 352

298 - Le Cercle Rouge - 3 stars
My second Jean-Pierre Melville film in two days, just the way that my Lovefilm list worked out it seems, but I've discovered something frustrating. That the films are not as good as the sum of their parts.
And the part that I'm referring to in this particular film is the jewellry heist sequence that lasts for 20+ minutes and features zero dialogue a la the famous Rififi.
It is tense and exciting, but another case like yesterday's film that one scene seems to stand head and shoulders above the rest of the film which plays out like a bog-standard, dime-a-dozen crime thriller with cops, robbers and double crossing galore.

Days remaining - 13 Films remaining - 13

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