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The Wages of Fear (1953) - reviewed by George

This French film is considered a classic, and it’s easy to see why. It deals with a real problem experienced after WWII by certain disconnected men who chose to travel rather than return home, and it puts them into a really suspenseful job, because it is the only job available. 609 more words


Sorcerer (1977) - reviewed by George

This remake of Clouzot’s 1953 film was directed by William Friedkin, and the screenplay was written by Walon Green, based on the novel “The Wages of Fear” by Georges Arnaud, not on Clouzot’s screenplay.It’s quite a different bird, since almost all the set pieces have been changed in some way. 488 more words


Blind Spot Series: The Wages of Fear (1953)

When a huge fire breaks out at an American oil company in an isolated region of South America, boss Bill O’Brien (William Tubbs) decides that the best solution is to blow it out like a candle, using a nitroglycerin-induced explosion to do so. 537 more words


Films in 2016: July

For most of July, I spent the month watching a bunch of movies starring or featuring Olivia de Havilland, as she was TCM’s Star of the Month in honor of her centennial. 434 more words

Films In 2016

The Wages of Fear (1953)

Dir. Henri-Georges Clouzot. Starring Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Folco Lulli

The Wages of Fear is a two and a half hour movie. I was surprised at the length, knowing what I knew about it before viewing for the first time: some guys have to haul nitroglycerine across some hazardous terrain, and some obvious problems ensue. 1,403 more words


2016 Blind Spots: The Wages of Fear

In a South American village, four desperate men are hired to drive two trucks full of nitroglycerin to a remote oil field. As they journey through rough terrain on a suicide mission, each bump in the road tests their courage and their nerves. 295 more words

Films In 2016

Shake the Scene: Sorcerer

Sorcerer (1977)

The Scene: The Bridge

Why I Love This Scene: I’ve expressed my love for director William Friedkin before about To Live and Die in LA… 469 more words

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