Tag Archives: Alain Delon

Year in Review: Shooting My Mouth Off in 2013

Some of the things I’ve written in 2013, for my own site, and also other outlets. Thoughts on Memphis. “Memphis is wounded, and Memphis is obviously depressed. There are a lot of sad ghosts here. But Memphis does not forget. … Continue reading

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Tough Guys With Pets

Alan Ladd, ‘This Gun for Hire’ (1942) Alain Delon, ‘Le Samourai’ (1967) Charles Bronson, “Hard Times” (1975) Marlon Brando, “The Godfather” (1972)

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Jef Costello in Le Samourai: What You See Is What You Get, But What Is That Exactly?

Let’s talk about Jef Costello, the lead character in Jean-Pierre Melville’s Le Samourai, played by Alain Delon. Let’s talk about what we know, which is just the information we get from the screen. (That’s pretty much all we get, anyway: … Continue reading

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“He’s Not Normal.”– the Chief of Police on Jef Costello

Alain Delon as ‘Jef Costello’, “Le Samouraï” (1967) No, he sure isn’t.

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