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Judex (1963)

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The worlds conjured by Georges Franju are the very definition of magic. The inkiness of the images in Judex are part of the scheme of homage to silent cinema and the crime serials of Feuillade in particular, as this is a remake. Channing Pollock is the avenger determined to get money back from banker Favraux from the little people he swindled in the Panama Scandal.  People wear bird masks, German shepherds rescue the heroine from the catwoman and all manner of people are after Jacqueline, the banker’s daughter, when he apparently dies and she rejects her inheritance.  Maurice Jarre’s score embellishes the dreaminess. Cinema as sorcery.

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