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Rififi (1955) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Jules Dassin .
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 havent seen this one, good news, its on Netflix. Not only is it THE greatest heist movie ever, but its also one of the greatest movies, of any genre in any language, ever. Im sure youve... Read full article
Do Not Adjust Your Volume: Rififi and the Meditative State of a Heist SceneBy Paul on Jun 28, 2015 From Reel Distracted
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Du rififi chez les hommesBy 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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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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