Monday, October 22, 2007
Turner Classic Movies is celebrating what would have been Louis Malle's 75th birthday tomorrow and Wednesday with a festival of ten films, including their premiere of BLACK MOON. Three of the films, including BLACK MOON, are not available on DVD here in the States so TCM'S showing of them is most appreciated.
The other two titles missing on DVD are Malle's 1960 comedy ZAZIE IN THE SUBWAY, and 1963's THE FIRE WITHIN. The other films showing are ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS (1960), MURMUR OF THE HEART (1971), GOODBYE, CHILDREN (1987), LACOMBE LUCIEN (1974) and three of his documentaries.
TCM has a nice article on Malle located here.
Outside of looking forward to the widescreen showing of BLACK MOON, I am excited about the prospect of catching up with some more of Malle's work, as he has been a director that I have seen relatively little by.