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Not on Netflix: The Forgotten Masculinity of Melville’s Le Cercle Rouge

Written by Carmine Dicostanzo Melville’s penultimate and perhaps finest work, Le Cercle Rouge was filmed three years after his personal studios burned to the ground in 1967 during the production of Le Samourai. He described 1968 as a year of “nothing” and “completely wasted time” as he was forced to retool his production methods while …

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