Author Archives: classiq

Sound to Screen

Film music is part of our fascination with cinema and the big screen. With Cannes Film Festival cancelled this month, we are still celebrating it and look at how film and music intersect in three of the best films that have opened in Cannes over the years. Read More

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Beyond Character: Michel Piccoli and Romy Schneider in “Max et les Ferrailleurs”

Romy Schneider in “Max et les ferrailleurs”, 1971 | Lira Films, Sonocam, Fida Cinematografica   A bleak, dark detective story that taps into noir, Claude Sautet’s Max et les ferrailleurs (1971) is more than a “policier” film. It draws two … Read More

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A Denim Story

Jeans are an active participant to one’s work and life. They are made for working, for living. The book A Denim Story is one of the best style references, especially these days. Read More

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A Cinematic Gold Mine Made on Poverty Row: The Forgotten Films Noir

With Arthur Lyons’ Death on the Cheap: The Lost B Movies of Film Noir, you take a deeper and deeper dive into noir’s murky stories. The more obscure, the more forgotten, the less known, the better. A cinephile is truly an explorer. Read More

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Timeless Yves Saint Laurent: Romy Schneider in “César et Rosalie”

Romy Schneider in “César et Rosalie”, 1972 | Fildebroc, Mega Film, Paramount-Orion Filmproduktion   There is this feeling you often get from Claude Sautet’s films, indicating that his protagonists are always among us. Sautet seeks out the remains of humanity … Read More

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