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The Fire Within (1963) Poster

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For the first two days, filming was done in color. However, director Louis Malle realized that this was a distraction from the story, so he decided to film in black-and-white.
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Alain is seen in his room reading F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby". Visible among his other books are Fitzgerald's "Babylon Revisited and Other Stories" and "This Side of Paradise".
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The Minville twins, well-off OAS sympathisers, were added to the script by Malle as a criticism of right wing nouvelle vague directors and their support for the French occupation of Algeria.
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Based on the novel Will O' the Wisp by Pierre Drieu La Rochelle.
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Erik Satie's Gymnopédie No. 1 which can be heard in this movie also appeared in "My Dinner with Andre" by the same director, Louis Malle.
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