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The Fire Within (1963) was a Drama Film directed by Louis Malle .

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The Fire Within (1963)

By Beatrice on Dec 5, 2017 From Flickers in Time

The Fire Within (Le feu follet) Directed by Louis Malle Written by Louis Malle from a novel by Pierre Drieu La Rochelle 1963/France Nouvelles Editions de Films First viewing/Netflix rental Well-made but too damned depressing. Alain LeRoy is thirty-something and for four months has resided in a sa... Read full article


The Fire Within (1963, Louis Malle)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 18, 2016 From The Stop Button

Director Malle sets up The Fire Within as a series of events. They don’t feel like events–or even vignettes–because protagonist Maurice Ronet is so transfixing. As the film progresses and the viewer gets to know Ronet better, gets to understand him better, Fire changes. The film is... Read full article


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Alain Leroy: Life flows too slowly on me. So I speed it up. I set it right.


Dubourg: How are you now?
Alain Leroy: Feeling empty. With some atrocious moments.


Alain Leroy: The sensitivity was in my heart, not my hands.


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Alain is seen in his room reading F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby". Visible among his other books are Fitzgerald's "Babylon Revisited and Other Stories" and "This Side of Paradise".
For the first two days, filming was done in color. However, director Louis Malle realized that this was a distraction from the story, so he decided to film in black-and-white.
The Minville twins, well-off OAS sympathisers, were added to the script by Malle as a criticism of right wing nouvelle vague directors and their support for the French occupation of Algeria.
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