Saturday, July 12, 2008

new favorite Louis Malle movie

Last year I discovered "Elevator to the Gallows" which I had to purchase from Criterion and have watched multiple times. Yesterday I watched "The Fire Within" which has just been re-released by Criterion and it is now my favorite film by Malle. Same leading man, Maurice Ronet and he is even better here than in "Elevator". Ronet portrays a "reformed" alcoholic who is searching for a reason to not commit suicide. The story is intriguing, the cinematography and musical score are both beautiful. A movie to watch again and again.

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