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Le Samouraï (Melville)


#1

This is a really good french movie that i saw a while ago that i think you guys would like.

http://imdb.com/title/tt0062229/

Check this one out if you can.


#2

I’m agree with you… very good movie


#3

[quote=“ks0385”]
This is a really good french movie that i saw a while ago that i think you guys would like.

http://imdb.com/title/tt0062229/

Check this one out if you can.
[/quote]
Been there done that and loved it. A hitman who lets himself get weekend by emotion…fuckin classic. The people who like this will like This Gun for Hire and Rainy Dog. I mean Alan Delon is the quenticience of cool in it. Gangsters,a sexy as hell french black singer,and jazz come on quit reading this and go and buy this movie.


#4

You´re right…

pretty good movie… That movie gave Alain Delon his reputation…

Actually Ghost Dog is a remake of that movie…

Watch both in a row… It´s a lot of fun…


#5

hey, anyone know where i can get a region 1 dvd with subs of this movie?


#6

I bought the Criterion dvd (excellent quality, btw) some time ago and really loved this film. I completely agree with the dvd cover text about how “Jean-Pierre Melville’s masterpiece Le Samouraï defines cool”. Do you guys have a favourite scene in the film? Mine was the scene where Alain Delon throws the gun to the bead, takes a look at himself at the mirror, puts his hat on and leaves the room. That was the scene where Alain Delon defined cool.


#7

ow man…you rule !



this movie is just PURE coolness…



Saying anything about it would make it sound off bad…



If you havent seen this and normally love coolness in movies…GO SEE IT!!



its in my top 10 now…what a movie…



my favourite part is more a detail…when delon enters the bar you see his shadow on the wall first…I also love the opening shot of the movie…just text over an image of delon laying on the bed smoking… 8)



This is gonna sound weird, but its like Amelie in style and lovelyness only more the dark, gray style opposite of Amelie by jeunet


#8

great film yeah


#9

[quote=“Hung Fist”]
Do you guys have a favourite scene in the film? [/quote]

Line-up scene.


#10

Did more people see this? If not go see it goddammitttt!



I think that you 'll automatically dig the style a lot if you like Tarantino.


#11

[quote=“tarantino_is_god”]
Did more people see this? If not go see it goddammitttt!



I think that you 'll automatically dig the style a lot if you like Tarantino.
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im still messing with my worn out vhs, where did you get the dvd?


#12

is the Criterion the best to get?


#13

[quote=“The Seb”]
is the Criterion the best to get?
[/quote]

I think so. It’s a very good disc, so even if a better release exists, it can’t be that much better.


#14

on IMDB it says it was remade as john woo’s THE KILLER. wow


#15

[quote=“Rambler666”]
on IMDB it says it was remade as john woo’s THE KILLER. wow
[/quote]

It has some tiny elements, but really cant be compared to the killer at all.



I have the criterion edition. I think its the only good edition available. Maybe there are some good french dvds I dont know about?


#16

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quite cheap (for a criterion), too


#17

Criterion always looks so good. I’m jealous, I’d like to have such dvd collection out here in France. We have some fine collections though and cheaper but Criterion is still the best.


#18

[quote=“cyber-lili”]
Criterion always looks so good. I’m jealous, I’d like to have such dvd collection out here in France. We have some fine collections though and cheaper but Criterion is still the best.
[/quote]

My film analysis lecturer doesn’t often buy Criterion simply because when you start you cannot stop. Practically everything they release is worth buying. I agree somewhat. I don’t think I could handle a collection like that in Australia. I’d go broke.

[quote=“Simple Susie”]
on IMDB it says it was remade as john woo’s THE KILLER. wow
[/quote]

Not remade. But Le Samourai was definitely a big inspiration for Woo. It can be seen mostly in the long coats Chow Yun Fat and co wear. Such coats are impractical in Hong Kong because of the tropical heat. It was all about style.