Archive for category: Claude Chabrol

DVD: Claude Chabrol Begins – ‘Le Beau Serge’ and ‘Les Cousins’

21 September, 2011 (17:48) | Blu-ray, by Sean Axmaker, Claude Chabrol, DVD, Film Reviews | By: Sean Axmaker

Le beau Serge and Les cousins, the first two films from Claude Chabrol, mark the official birth of the French nouvelle vague. The two confident, mature dramas don’t have the stylistic flash or narrative invention of the more famous works by Godard and Truffaut that followed, but that was always the way with Chabrol, the […]

Claude Chabrol: The Good, the Bad and The Ugly on DVD

16 June, 2011 (08:27) | by Sean Axmaker, Claude Chabrol, DVD, Industry | By: Sean Axmaker

Claude Chabrol, the most doggedly prolific of the New Wave directors all the the through the to the final months of his life, died less than a year ago. To this day it’s as if we take him for granted. Where we have deluxe, lovingly-restored and mastered editions of the films Francois Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, […]

Chabrol, Noe and more from abroad – DVDs of the Week

25 January, 2011 (03:07) | by Sean Axmaker, Claude Chabrol, DVD, Film Reviews | By: Sean Axmaker

Inspector Bellamy (IFC) The final film by Claude Chabrol, the savvy nouvelle vague director who earned himself the sobriquet “the Gallic Hitchcock” for the psychologically compelling, emotionally jagged mysteries and thrillers that highlight his long (and sometimes rocky) career, may not be one of his great works, but there are major pleasure to be had […]

Claude Chabrol 1930 – 2010

12 September, 2010 (11:21) | Claude Chabrol, Editor | By: Sean Axmaker

Claude Chabrol, one of the prime movers of the French New Wave—and one of the most prolific directors in France—died on Sunday, September 12 in Paris, at the age of 80. Dave Kehr’s obituary is at The New York Times here and David Hudson is collecting remembrances and essays at the Mubi Notebook. Catherine Grant […]

Claude Chabrol on DVD

3 July, 2009 (17:25) | by Sean Axmaker, Claude Chabrol, DVD | By: Sean Axmaker

Consider this a post-script to Ten Days’ Wonder: The Claude Chabrol Blogathon: your guide to revisiting Chabrol on DVD (U.S. DVD releases only). More than half of Chabrol’s over 50 features have been released to DVD stateside, thanks in large part to such labels as Kino, Kimstim, Pathfinder and First Run, with other labels filling […]

La Femme infidèle

25 June, 2009 (12:46) | by Richard T. Jameson, Claude Chabrol, Essays | By: Richard T. Jameson

[Originally written for the University of Washington Office of Lectures & Concerts Film Series, May 22, 1973] For some time it was easy to regard Claude Chabrol as far and away the least of the nouvelle vague Big Three. Whereas Truffaut gifted us with bittersweet, occasionally wry affirmations of an abounding, Renoiresque life force and […]

Claude Chabrol – The Classicist

24 June, 2009 (19:13) | by Richard T. Jameson, Claude Chabrol, Essays | By: Richard T. Jameson

This piece was written about fifteen years ago for a cinema biographies project that never came to fruition. None of it appears to need changing, but by way of updating I’ve appended a comment on a recent Chabrol picture seen in the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival. —RTJ, June 24, 2009   Claude Chabrol was […]