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Joe Dante on "The Big Clock"

Ray Milland is the fall guy in Charles Laughton and George Macready's murder coverup.Told in the back-to-front flashback style unique to film noir, John Farrow's ingenious, criminally undervalued mystery thriller sometimes skirts the edge of screwball comedy. This highly entertaining thriller has some intriguing plot similarities to both Welles' Mr. Arkadin and Alain Corneau's Police Python 357.
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Alain Corneau obituary

Award-wining French film director best known for Tous les Matins du Monde

It is fair to say that the majority of audiences who saw the film Tous les Matins du Monde (All the Mornings of the World, 1991) – directed by Alain Corneau, who has died of lung cancer aged 67 – had previously never heard of (or heard) the music of the baroque composer and viola da gamba virtuoso Marin Marais. However, the lacuna was soon filled after this sensitive, painterly and vivid recreation of 17th-century French musical life had won seven Césars (France's Oscars), become an international success and resulted in a bestselling CD of the soundtrack by Le Concert des Nations ensemble.

Starring Gérard Depardieu as the older Marais, looking back on his reckless younger self (played by Depardieu's son, Guillaume), it remains Corneau's biggest success outside France. In fact, Tous les Matins du Monde, one of the few films
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French Director Corneau Dies

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French Director Corneau Dies
Revered French film director Alain Corneau has died at the age of 67.

The movie-maker/writer, who worked with high profile stars including Gerard Depardieu and Monica Bellucci, passed away in the early hours of Monday morning.

The cause of his death was not known as WENN went to press, but he is believed to have been battling cancer.

Corneau's latest movie, Love Crime (Crime d'Amour) starring Kristin Scott Thomas, was released just two weeks ago.

He made his first film, France Inc, in 1973 and went on to carve out a successful career, working with Yves Montand on 1976's Police Python 357 and again on 1977's La Menace.

He directed Depardieu in 1984's Fort Saganne and their 1991 collaboration Tous Les Matins Du Monde won Corneau two coveted Cesar awards, for best film and best director.

French Filmmaker Alain Corneau Passes

French newspaper La Monde is reporting that director Alain Corneau has passed away of cancer at the age of 67. Corneau first began his work in the industry as an assistant director for Costas-Gavras on early 1970s films "The Confession" and "Atlantic Wall." His feature film debut was 1974's "France, Inc.," which kicked off over 35 years of filmmaking that included 1976's "Police Python 357," 1977's "La menace," 1979's "Série noire," ...
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Minority View: Police Python 357 by Alain Corneau

Alain Corneau is a minor filmmaker if only because it is difficult to find any thematic consistency in his oeuvre. After making handful of top class noir films between in the 1970s - like Police Python 357 andSerie Noire, he went on to make a completely different set of films - a Foreign Legion story set in the Sahara - Fort Saganne (1984) and a film about early classical music All the Mornings of the World(1991)....
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