Le Samouraï – A World Without Humanity October 19, 2019 Tags:a world without humanity, alain delon, Analysis, criterion collection, ending explained, film, film analysis, jacks movie reviews, jean-pierre melville, le samouraï, le samourai video essay, Movie Review, video essay Related Posts Religious humanism | Wikipedia audio article THE NUCLEAR POWER MAN – SOCIETY OF VIRTUE Human Rights Video: Freedom to Move About The Author admin 43 Comments Vicente Ortega Rubilar The dad of The Driver and grandpa of Drive and Baby Driver.Great video. April 28, 2018 Reply Justin Yes. Great to see you reviewing classics as well! April 28, 2018 Reply Hamza Mohsin One of the greatest April 28, 2018 Reply Blut und Ehre Serbia BEST MOVIE EVER April 28, 2018 Reply jay folk just had knee surgery, this was a treat, thank you. April 28, 2018 Reply Mashup Art The surprise when I saw this thumbnail was gigantic. Great classic. April 28, 2018 Reply TheSparrow002 😀 April 28, 2018 Reply shmendri Thanks for reviewing this. I love Melville. This, Le Cercle Rouge, and Bob Le Flambour are very influential to me. April 28, 2018 Reply Katy133 Thank you so much for making a video essay on Le Samouraï! It's one of my favourite noir films–my absolute favourite being 1942's This Gun for Hire. Do you have any plans for covering This Gun for Hire in a future video? April 28, 2018 Reply LoveIsLovely Again, I am so grateful for your videos and insight. April 28, 2018 Reply sifat shams Next film: Le Unbreakable April 28, 2018 Reply HACKERBOY I got much of the loneliness aspect of the movie, you forgot to mention the opening quote about the tiger. April 28, 2018 Reply CallMeMrRook i like a gritty french noir, i'll have to hunt it down. April 28, 2018 Reply Kilgore Trout Anyone know how I can watch this film online? It's not on iTunes, Amazon, Netflix, filmstruck, bfi player etc. etc. April 28, 2018 Reply Murdock Files One of my favorite films April 28, 2018 Reply Thicc Boss 47 which Alain Delon films would you talk about next?Borsalino? Borsalino & Co? La Pisicine? i really wish there was a high brown film essay in english about La Piscine April 28, 2018 Reply rawshan nitul definitely will watch it.you dig some gems… April 28, 2018 Reply Joe Bagodonuts This film is almost impossible to get in the UK. You can get most of Melville's films but no company has released this in a region 2 format. it's so frustrating. April 29, 2018 Reply bobunitone Love this movie and Ghost Dog. April 29, 2018 Reply Frédéric C. Laurin Le Samouraï was a critical influence on Jim Jarmusch's Ghost Dog, an all-time favorite of mine. April 29, 2018 Reply Mr. Chopsticks Reminds me of Hitman. April 30, 2018 Reply Emily I don't think the ending meant Jef was trying to "change the blame" on Valerie. Melville says "Jef falls in love with his death," meaning the pianist, "a black Death in white." I don't understand the ending entirely but Valerie is really the catalyst, not Jane. It is such an amazing film though! May 1, 2018 Reply TheCrazypsicho The more i look at this movie, the more I realize that Melville didn't have any super clear vision while doing it, or maybe he cared about the mood more. Did you know that according to interview with Melville Jeff was (sic) a schizophrenic? – not sure what that was supposed to mean, and how that was communicated in the movie, but oh well. Great movie , Really great video! You got a new sub, also, Its funny how i used the same shots for a video about this movie, as you did haha. May 2, 2018 Reply Thicc Boss 47 hey , im sorry for the gimicky weird question but what's the ambient music that you start the video with? sounds atmospheric and i personally liked it for its contemplative merits May 3, 2018 Reply CoinOpTV looks nice May 8, 2018 Reply boom bang Jack have you noticed one element in lot of noirs, even in Le Samourai which is that a lot of key events in the film take place at night? May 18, 2018 Reply rene L I don't know casca could sing May 21, 2018 Reply salemrealtor Nice review. Thank you. Can I make a suggestion for those of us who have never seen the movie… SPOILER ALERT! in the title might be appropriate since you show the ending. Otherwise, thanks for your review. July 19, 2018 Reply Johnathon Haney Just watched this movie for the first time about a week ago and loved it. What I appreciate most about it is the minimalism of the dialogue. In contrast with a lot of French New Wave films, this film is almost like a silent movie, a feeling underscored by any subtitles necessary for English language folks like me. Yet we always get the information we need, be it visually or through what is spoken. It fits Hitchcock's definition of a perfect film: cut the sound and you can still follow the plot through the images. August 11, 2018 Reply jimmyj1969 The film works like a clockwork – everything in it seem so measured, counted and balanced! Also deserving a mention is Francois Perier: he doesn't "play" the police commisioner, he IS a police commisioner – putting every similar performance on shame! August 16, 2018 Reply Kosta Jovanovic What a strange way to pronounce Alain Delon September 9, 2018 Reply yann duroy Great video, although I would not say Jef Costello takes pride in his actions. One could argue he is determined to act upon the duty he was assigned and thus only completes a singular fulfilling mission. I suppose this movie is as much about the aspect of solitude as it is about the irrationality of love. September 15, 2018 Reply Arstarot THanks!!! September 16, 2018 Reply Isabel Veidt Hola. Había leido en muchos libros de cine sobre esta película y finalmente hace unos pocos días atrás pude verla. Me impresionó y fascinó. Era mucho mejor de lo que esperaba. Realmente un cine de otro nivel, con una gran fotografía y encuadres muy poéticos… Sólo que no pude seguirla con tanta atención; es tonto pero cada vez que salía el protagonista yo no podía dejar de decirme lo increiblemente hermoso que era. Eso me distrajo un poco de la trama. Vale, sabía que Alain Delon había sido guapo, pero nunca imaginé que tanto y que además pudiera gustarme, pues tengo prejuicios contra los franceses. Tendré qe verla otra vez. September 21, 2018 Reply Tara Anthony The French Anton Chigur December 3, 2018 Reply John Snow I think this film may have been influenced by the early film noir This Gun For Hire starring Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake. December 14, 2018 Reply gain al Wow you really butchered his name. Alain Delon is pronounced like Ah-lahn Duh-lon December 28, 2018 Reply JaimE Muy interesante tu video me alegro que tenga subtitulos en español January 8, 2019 Reply dardevVI "The melvilian hero is a man from another time who accomplishes his fate in a world he has already left" February 2, 2019 Reply Anthony Perry Thanks for everything. June 26, 2019 Reply Martin Persson Interesting, got to check this out. Nice analysis! July 6, 2019 Reply YANN Totaly agree. One of the best, one of my favourite, one of my source of inspiration … The perfect exemple of "Less is more" August 21, 2019 Reply markorevan Alain Delon didn't need to play gangster here. 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