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Director(s)Jules Dassin
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Rififi Overview:

Rififi (1955) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Jules Dassin .

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Rififi (1955)

By Carol Martinheira on Feb 20, 2016 From The Old Hollywood Garden

Rififi (1955) On February 20, 2016February 20, 2016 By CarolMartinheira If you haven’t seen this one, good news, it’s on Netflix. Not only is it THE greatest heist movie ever, but it’s also one of the greatest movies, of any genre in any language, ever. I’m sure you’ve... Read full article

Do Not Adjust Your Volume: Rififi and the Meditative State of a Heist Scene

By Paul on Jun 28, 2015 From Reel Distracted

Do Not Adjust Your Volume: Rififi and the Meditative State of a Heist Scene 6/28/2015 5 Comments This post is for the "...And Scene!" Blogathon hosted by Sister Celluloid. Click here to read all the other memorable scenes covered i... Read full article

Du rififi chez les hommes

By Michael on Dec 2, 2013 From Le Mot du Cinephiliaque

Du rififi chez les hommes (Jules Dassin, 1955) A band of French gangsters plan a heist to rob for 240 millions of francs worth of jewelries. This pretty film is regarded as widely influential on the French New Wave with its two jump cuts. It also was a clear influence on Stanley Kubrick’s T... Read full article

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L'Age D'or, the club in the film, was named after Luis Buñuel's film of the same name. Production designer Alexandre Trauner worked on both films.
Dassin, aiming for a dark and gloomy film with deep greys as the lightest it would get, refused to film on beautiful sunny days. This supposedly caused much frustration amongst the producers, no doubt because of the prolonged shoot which they saw as unnecessary.
The much imitated heist sequence is over 32 minutes long and contains not a single line of dialogue or music. The production crew and composer Georges Auric thought it would be a disaster to have such a long sequence sans dialogue. Auric insisted that he allow him to write a grand piece of music for the scene and he eventually did on his own. Later Dassin played the part for Auric twice, once with the score, once without. Auric turned to him and admitted, "Without the music".
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