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"Army of Shadows" by Jean-Pierre Melville

The film “Army of Shadows” (French: L’armée des ombres) is a 1969 French film, directed by Jean-Pierre Melville (October 20, 1917 – August 2, 1973). Melville is famous for being the first French director to use real locations regularly. His independence and “reporting” style of film-making had a major influence on the French New Wave film movement. Jean-Luc Godard himself used him as a minor character in his seminal New Wave film “Breathless”. Moreover, when Godard was having difficulties editing … More