Films and Movie Memorabilia

Featured French Films
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Articles and Essays on French Films

Diabolique (1955)

The most popular motives for murder is either money or passion. The goal of course is canceling the existence of another human being but after the act comes the guilt and the clumsiness of trying to get away with it. Perfect murders thankfully occur much more often in fiction then in real life, and like […]


Passion of Joan of Arc, The (1928)

In a film medium without words, where the artists believed that the essence of a character was what the camera lens captured through their face, to gaze into the eyes of Renee Maria Falconetti, you feel as if she is allowing you to delve into the deep dark depths of her soul. In Carl Dreyer’s silent […]


400 Blows, The (1959)

“Dedicated to the memory of Andre Bazin.” French director François Truffaut’s masterpiece The 400 Blows is the most touching and greatest of all films about childhood adolescence. Inspired by Truffaut’s own early life, it is one of the great coming of age stories that portrays a boy growing up in Paris and apparently dashing headlong into a […]


Earrings of Madame de, The (1953)

“Madame de…was a very elegant, distinguished and celebrated woman, seemingly destined to a delightful, uncomplicated existence. Probably nothing would have happened had it not been for those jewels…” In the opening sequence you see one of the most memorable tracking shots of the film. The camera swoops over the shoulder of a woman whose face you yet […]


Trip to the Moon, A (1902)

A Trip to the Moon (or Voyage to the Moon) is a 1902 French science fiction short and is loosely based on two huge popular books of that era which were H. G. Well’s The First Men in the Moon and From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne. The film was written and directed by […]