[tv] Monday, 15 July 2013 : The program on tv tonight

Each morning, writing the Blog from the Cinema advise you 2 movies to see on tv that night : a film on the set of strings and another, exclusively on TNT, so not to forget anyone !

In the programme tonight : the Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, Arte and Psychosis on TCM Cinema.

  • ON TNT

THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE

On Arte at 20: 50


HD | 16/9 | Mono

Technical data sheet

Realization : Luis Buñuel

Screenplay : Luis Buñuel, Jean-Claude Carrière

Main actors : Fernando Rey, Paul Frankeur, Delphine Seyrig, Stéphane Audran, Bulle Ogier, Jean-Pierre Cassel

Country of origin : France, Italy, Spain

Released : 15 September 1972

Duration : 102 minutes

Synopsis

The Thévenot come to dinner with the Seneschal. Surprise : the meal was scheduled for the next day. Thévenot invites everyone in a hostel converted into a room of mortuary. New reception, the Saturday, but this time the Seneschal are busy… dinner will be, and constantly being rejected for reasons equally absurd as each other.

Rewards

• Oscar for best foreign film in 1972

• Price Méliès in 1972

Source : Wikipedia

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  • ON OTHER CHANNELS

PSYCHOSIS

On TCM Cinéma à 20h40


Black and white | VM | 16/9 | HD

Technical data sheet

Original title : Psycho

Production : Alfred Hitchcock

Scenario : Joseph Stefano, based on the novel by Robert Bloch

Main actors : Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin

Production companies : Shamley Productions

Country of origin : United States

Genre : Thriller

Released : November 2, 1960

Duration : 109 minutes

Synopsis

Marion Crane has had enough of not being able to conduct her life as she sees fit. His work is not the passion, her lover cannot marry her because he has to pay a huge alimony leaving penniless… But one day, her boss asks her to deposit $ 40,000 in the bank. The temptation is too great, and Marion escaped with the money.

Very quickly the panic began to make itself felt. Shared between the anxiety of getting caught and the excitement of leading a new life, Marion rolls to a destination it will never reach. The rain is pouring, the young woman stops near a motel run by a friendly manager named Norman Bates, but who should bear the character possessive of his mother.

After a hearty dinner with Norman, Marion takes all precautions to conceal the money. To unwind from the day, she takes a shower…

Critical

Psychosis has not been well received by the critics. He was supposedly not at the height of the Death to the kits, the Hand to The neck, cold Sweats and other films of Hitchcock. The probable reason of these reactions, is that the journalists have not appreciated to have discovered the film at the cinema. They would have preferred to see a private screening, alone or with their secretaries. Hitchcock had refused to do any before-first. The critics have had to see the movie the day of its release at the same time as everyone else. According to Stefano, it is from there that come the bad reviews. “One could almost detect in them the traces of their annoyance.” he said.

The film is, today, still regarded as a masterpiece and as one of the best films of the master.

Psychosis is ranked by the American Film Institute, 18th on the best one hundred american films of the history of the seventh art, and 1 on the one hundred best thrillers. The character of Norman Bates was ranked the 2nd greatest villain just behind Hannibal Rising. The 25 best music, Bernard Herrmann was ranked 4th, and the citation of Bates as “The best friend of a boy is his mother” is placed in the 56th place of the hundred best replicas of american cinema.

Distinctions

• Oscars

Oscar Nomination for best actress in a supporting role – Janet Leigh

Oscar Nomination for best art direction for a film in Black & White – Joseph Hurley, Robert Clatworthy, George Milo

Oscar Nomination for best photography – John L. Russell

Oscar Nomination best director – Alfred Hitchcock

• Directors Guild of America Nomination DGA Award – Alfred Hitchcock

Rewards

• Golden Globe Award for Golden Globe for best actress in a supporting role – Janet Leigh

• Prix Edgar-Allan-Poe – Edgar – Robert Bloch, Joseph Stefano

• Writers Guild of America – WGA Award (Screen) – Joseph Stefano

Source : Wikipedia

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