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By Roger Ebert

Like a full-bodied Bordeaux wine, Roger Ebert's book unique 25 nice French motion pictures will gift you with a wealthy number of full-length stories of cinematic reviews. From such classics as Belle de Jour, Day for evening, and The four hundred Blows to the sweeping drama (and attractive scenery!) of Jean de Florette and its sequel Manon of the Spring, this book presents an ideal primer for these new to French movies and a welcome refresher path for precise Francophiles. And, as an extra charm, many of the studies are followed with a clip of the movies' trailers, together with gemstones like Mr. Hulot's vacation and Jules and Jim.

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Roger Ebert is the Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic from the Chicago Sun-Times. His reports are syndicated to greater than two hundred newspapers within the usa and Canada. the yankee movie Institute and the college of the paintings Institute of Chicago have provided him honorary levels, and the web movie Critics Society named his site, rogerebert.com, the easiest on-line movie-review web site.

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