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Note: The Criterion laserdisc of this film is collectable. Premise: A disparate team attempts a racetack heist If Stanley Kubrick were looking for a mentor, then he was better off with Max Ophuls, who influenced his later films, than John Huston, who influenced this early feature. 52 Film Soleil 28/9/05 3:35 pm Page 53 FILM SOLEIL Sentimentality probably plays a part in rendering this one of Kubrick’s most overrated films: sentimentality over the passing of traditional noir, and over the host of B-actors who make up the cast.
Anne Jeffreys, however, is a revelation as the Hawksian chanteuse who has been down too many roads to be taken in by O’Brien’s artifice. ✺ Out of the Past; Director: Jacques Tourneur; Writer: Geoffrey Homes (Daniel Mainwaring), Frank Fenton and James M. Cain, from a novel by Homes; Key Cast: Robert Mitchum (Jeff Bailey), Jane Greer (Kathie Moffat), Kirk Douglas (Whit Sterling), Rhonda Fleming (Meta Carson); Cinematography: Nicholas Musuraca; Music: Roy Webb; 39 Film Soleil 28/9/05 3:35 pm Page 40 D.
Premise: A gangster goes after the betraying friends and mobsters who have his money A film that gains in prestige with each passing year, Point Blank is perfect film soleil, and a movie that was both ahead of its time and also very much of its time. It’s just that contemporaries couldn’t really see it. Director Boorman drew upon the editing and narrative stylings of the French New Wave to tell what is otherwise a conventional crime story, 63 Film Soleil 28/9/05 3:35 pm Page 64 D. K . H O L M drawing upon Resnais and Godard especially.