Sunday, September 12, 2010

Claude Chabrol (June 24, 1930 – September 12, 2010)



Claude Chabrol was my favorite French film director. His films usually cover the downward spiral of an ordinary person’s life until everything is out of control.

Here is my ranked list of his work. It will be updated as necessary.

Tier One
1. La Ceremonie / Judgment in Stone (1995)
2. Que la bête meure / This Man Must Die (1969)
3. Le Boucher (1970)
4. La Rupture (1970)
5. Le Cri du hibou / Cry of the Owl (1987)
6. Une Affaire de Femmes / The Story of Women (1988)
7. La Fille coupée en deux / A Girl Cut in Two (2007)
8. La Demoiselle d’honneur / The Bridesmaid (2004)
9. Inspector Lavardin (1986)
10. L’oeil du malin / The Third Lover (1962) not in the database
11. Violette Nozière (1978)
12. Bellamy/Inspector Bellamy (2008)
13. Betty (1992)
14. “Redoutables, Les” (2001) Episode: “Coup De Vice” not in the database
15. La Femme infidèle / Unfaithful Wife (1969)

Tier Two
16. Merci Pour Le Chocolat (2000)
17. À Double Tour (1959)
18. Les Bonnes Femmes (1960)
19. Les Biches (1968)
20. Au coeur du mensonge /The Color of Lies (1999)

Tier Three
21. “Chez Maupassant: La parure (#1.2)” (2007)
22. Masques / Masks
23. Cyprien Katsaris (1996) [TV]
24. Le Beau Serge / Handsome Serge/Bitter Reunion (1958)
25. M. Le Maudit (1982) not in the database
26. Les Cousins (1959)
27. Les godelureaux/Wise Guys (1961)
28. Les fantômes du chapelier /The Hatter’s Ghost (1982)
29. La ligne de démarcation/Line of Demarcation (1966) not in the database
30. “Chez Maupassant: Le petit fût (#2.4)” (2008) not in the database
31. Les plus belles escroqueries du monde (1964) not in the database
32. Les Magiciens/Death Rite (1976)
33. Madame Bovary (1991)
34. Les innocents aux mains sales / Innocents with Dirty Hands (1975)
35. Juste avant la nuit / Just before nightfall (1971) not in the database
36. Marie-Chantal contre le docteur Kha (1965) not in the database
37. Le tigre aime la chair fraiche (1964) not in the database

Tier Four
38. Alice ou la dernière fugue (1977)
39. L’oeil de Vichy (1993)
40. Ophélia (1963)
41. La décade prodigieuse/Ten Days Wonder (1971)
42. Le scandale/The Champagne Murders (1967)
43. L’Ivresse du pouvoir / Comedy of Power (2006)

Tier Five
44. Jours tranquilles à Clichy/Quiet Days in Clichy (1990)
45. Le tigre se parfume à la dynamite (1965)
46. Les Noces rouges / Wedding in Blood (1973) not in the database
47. L’Enfer / Hell (1994)
48. La Fleur du mal / Flower of Evil (2003)
49. “L’Avarice”
50. Folies bourgeoises/Twist (1976) not in the database
51. Rien na va Plus / The Swindle (1997)
52. Docteur Popaul / High Heels (1972) not in the database
53. Nada (1974) not in the database
54. Poulet au vinaigre / Cop au vin (1985)
55. La Route de Corinthe / Who’s Got the Black Box? (1967) not in the database
56. Une partie de plaisir (1975)
57. Les Liens de sang / Blood Relatives (1978)

Tier Six
58. Landru/Bluebeard (1963)
59. Le sang des autres/The Blood of Others (1984)
60. Dr. M (1990)

1 comment:

Matt said...

Hey, your top 4 are roughly my top 4. I'll have to see The Cry of The Owl again. Cinefile has a lot of his DVD's. I just saw Girl Cut in Two.