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120 Essential Horror Scenes Part 8: Reversals & Reveals

26 October 2015 10:09 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

It’s the moment you wait for the entire horror film. It’s not just a plot twist or a payoff but a trigger to your deepest emotions. You want to be shocked and sickened and saddened when the killer is revealed, the hero suddenly dies, or the mystery is solved. Most of all, you want your jaw to be on the floor. **Spoilers obviously ahead**


The Brood (1979)- Mommy knows best

David Cronenberg’s third horror film is his first truly great movie and also his first superbly acted film. The Brood’s ensemble is solid but Oliver Reed and Samantha Eggar stand out as maverick doctor Hal Raglan and his disturbed patient Nola Carveth. Nola’s estranged husband Frank (played by Art Hindle) teams up with Dr. Raglan in the film’s suspenseful climax. He confronts Nola while Raglan attempts to rescue Frank’s young daughter from a group of murderous deformed children. »

- Staff

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New on Video: ‘Le silence de la mer’

13 May 2015 7:53 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Le silence de la mer

Written and directed by Jean-Pierre Melville

France, 1949

Nearly every mention of Jean-Pierre Melville’s cinema inevitably alludes to his crime films, and for good reason. Of his 13 features, nine fall under this general heading, and for the most part, they are his best and most admired. Amongst the rest of his filmography, slightly varying and further distinguishing his career, are his occasional forays into the war film—or, more precisely, the wartime film, for typical battleground scenarios are negligible. This is the case with Léon Morin, Priest (1961), with The Army of Shadows (1969), his extraordinary ode to the French resistance, of which he was a member, and this is the case with his debut, Le silence de la mer. (His 1950 feature, Les Enfants Terribles, defies generic categorization.)

“The war years were the best years of my life.” Such comments from Melville often got a rise out of those around him, »

- Jeremy Carr

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Watch Miles Davis Improvise His Music Score for Louis Malle’s Thriller ‘Elevator to the Gallows’

12 May 2015 8:24 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Considered one of the greatest movie soundtracks ever, and the best jazz soundtracks for a film, jazz legend and innovator Miles Davis’ score for French director Louis Malle’s 1958 first feature - the “perfect murder” crime thriller “Elevator to the Gallows” - is not only extraordinary for the music, but for something else as well. It was totally improvised by Davis and his musicians. I can’t think of another film score that was completely improvised for a film, and on top of that was so perfect for it. The story of how it came about is fascinating. In the fall of 1957, Davis was in Paris for a major club gig. As it happened, Malle’s assistant, who happened to attend one »

- Sergio

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Daily | Cannes Classics 2015 Lineup

29 April 2015 9:45 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

The Cannes Classics 2015 lineup this year features Costa-Gavras, tributes to Ingrid Bergman and Orson Welles, plus Manoel de Oliveira's Visita ou Memórias e Confissões, Kent Jones's new documentary, Hitchcock/Truffaut, and restorations of Luchino Visconti's Rocco and His Brothers, Louis Malle's Elevator to the Gallows, Ousmane Sembène's Black Girl, Lino Brocka's Insiang, Fernando Solanas's Sur, Kenji Mizoguchi's The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum, Kinji Fukasaku's Battles without Honor and Humanity, Miklós Jancsó's The Round-Up, King Hu's A Touch of Zen, Marcel Pagnol's Marius and more. » - David Hudson »

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