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Army of Shadows (1969) was a Drama - War Film directed by Jean-Pierre Melville and produced by Jacques Dorfmann.

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Army of Shadows (1969) and The French Resistance

By 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 14, 2020 From 4 Star Films

Army of Shadows is another film from Jean Pierre-Melville that falls back into the realm of the autobiographical, even as it’s based on a book by French journalist Joseph Kessel. Because Melville, a resistance fighter himself, had a previous history with this very same world. The names and dat... Read full article


Army of Shadows (1969)

By Beatrice on Apr 7, 2020 From Flickers in Time

Army of Shadows (L’armee des ombres) Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville Written by Jean-Pierre Melville from a novel by Joseph Kesel 1969/France IMDb link First viewing/Criterion Channel I love Melville and the actors in the great cast. ?The plot was a tad too convoluted and dialogue-free for ... Read full article


“L’arm?e des ombres” (“Army of Shadows”) Snoopathon Part 2

By Amy on Jun 14, 2014 From Random Pictures

In which I explain why Simone Signoret is amazing (and some other stuff). Director Jean-Pierre Melville is famous for his lack of female characters, and the few women who do populate his universe frankly don?t have much character. Women are generally superfluous in Melville?s films; he is fascinat... Read full article


“L’arm?e des ombres” (“Army of Shadows”) Snoopathon Part 2

By Amy on Jun 14, 2014 From Random Pictures

In which I explain why Simone Signoret is amazing (and some other stuff). Director Jean-Pierre Melville is famous for his lack of female characters, and the few women who do populate his universe frankly don?t have much character. Women are generally superfluous in Melville?s films; he is fascinat... Read full article


Army of Shadows (L’arm?e des ombres, 1969), Part 2: Snoopathon

By Amy on Nov 30, -0001 From Random Pictures

Director Jean-Pierre Melville is famous for his lack of female characters, and the few women who do populate his universe frankly don?t have much character. Women are generally superfluous in Melville?s films; he is fascinated by (and makes fascinating) relationships among men. So the fact that Simo... Read full article


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For the shot depicting German soldiers marching down the Champs Elysees, Jean-Pierre Melville thought that it would be impossible to get regular Frenchmen to provide the proper marching movements. He ended up casting dancers to correctly provide the march steps he wanted from the soldiers. This shot was originally the last in the film and prints were sent to theaters with it in that place. After the first showings, Melville decided the scene was better placed at the start of the film and it was physically spliced into the new position. This apparently resulted in several missing frames in the negative. These frames were restored from another source when the 2005 digital restoration was accomplished.
Cinematographer Pierre Lhomme claimed that the last surviving, watchable print of the movie had turned completely pink with age. He later supervised the 2k resolution, digital restoration of the film at the Eclair Laboratories in Paris.
In the dubbed Italian version for the film, Lino Ventura is dubbed by Emilio Cigoli; Simone Signoret by 'Adriana De Roberto' and Paul Meurisee by Roberto Villa.
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