[tv] Wednesday, 4 September 2013 : The program on tv tonight

Each day, we advise you to take 2 films to see on tv that night : a film on the set of strings and another, exclusively on TNT.

In the programme tonight : THE WORLD ACCORDING to GARP by George Roy Hill and LES DIABOLIQUES in Henri-Georges Clouzot.

  • ON TNT


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It is through love that Garp between literature at the age of 18 years, in 1962. This young boy, and his mother a feminist had voluntarily high single, just fall in love with a girl from his high school. The only way to seduce her is to wield the pen more than the sword. Soon Garp finds himself the father of a family in New York, always accompanied by his mother. Each of the two wishes to publish his writings.

Technical data sheet

Original title : The World According to Garp

Realization : George Roy Hill

Screenplay : Steve Tesich, based on the novel of the same name by John Irving

Main actors : Robin Williams, Mary Beth Hurt, Glenn Close, John Lithgow

Production : Robert Crawford Jr., George Roy Hill, Patrick Kelley

Country of origin : United States

Genre : Comedy, drama

Duration : 2h16mn

Release Date : April 13, 1983

Sources : Wikipedia and AlloCiné

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Christina leads an unhappy life with her husband, the tyrannical Michel Delasalle, director of the boarding school for boys of which she is the owner. She knows that one of the teachers, Nicole Horner, is his mistress, but this has not prevented the two women from getting closer to one another. Christina sees in Nicole a companion in misfortune, sharing with her his hatred towards Michael. When Nicole asks Christina to help him kill Michael, agrees.

Technical data sheet

Director : Henri-Georges Clouzot

Screenplay : Henri-Georges Clouzot, based on the novel “the One that was most”, of Boileau-Narcejac

Main actors : Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse

Production company : Vera Films, Filmsonor

Genre : Drama, Thriller

Released : 29 January 1955

Duration : 1h54mn


• Among the students of the school are two extras famous : Georges Poujouly and Johnny Hallyday.

• The novel of Boileau-Narcejac was the subject, in 1996, a new adaptation performed by Jeremiah S. Chechik, under the title of Evil, interpreted by Sharon Stone (the mistress), Isabelle Adjani (the wife) and Chazz Palminteri (the husband). The end, however, is very different.

• Prior to this remake of 1996, a first adaptation american had been given in 1974, for tv channels like ABC, titled Reflections of Murder, with Tuesday Weld, Joan Hackett, and Sam Waterston.

• Alfred Hitchcock, after the success of the film, asked Boileau-Narcejac to write him a scenario in the same vein as that of the Evil : it was in a cold Sweat.

• Please note, the appearance of Jean Lefebvre as a soldier drunk and Michel Serrault, who just started at the cinema.

• Clouzot a part of the action at Niort, of which he was a native.

• The scene of the transportation of the mail, out of the house, Nicole was on tour in Montfort-L’amaury, a small street near the centre of the city (cf office of tourism). Henri-Georges Clouzot was, at this time, in this small town of the Yvelines department, where, moreover, the exterior of the film The Crow were filmed.

• The school Delasalle is the castle of L’étang-La-Ville (Yvelines), at the time, left to decay, after its use as a barracks for a regiment of German during the occupation ; Henri-Georges Clouzot had had dug in the courtyard is a swimming-pool summary without arrival and evacuation of water, but deep.

• Clouzot was a maniac of realism : the night scenes were actually shot at night with all its disadvantages.

• The scene of immersion of the corpse in the pool was shot with a real body, alive and well on the firewall nearby. The nightlife scene has given rise to 3 or 4 taken, disturbed by barking, clapping door, the indiscipline of the people from the village who came to attend to ” feat “, to the chagrin of the guard refrigerated. All of this is to screen the body falling is not visible.

• Véra Clouzot was tortured by her husband who wanted to make a great actress. He could shake physically, him yelling, the push to end up to make him redo it 18 taken of a scene of a few seconds.

• After having filmed a few interior scenes (grand staircase), Clouzot was to transform the castle into a film studio and then he decided not to the magnitude of the work. Fifteen years later, the town bought and restored the castle to make its city hall.

• Johnny Hallyday, very recognizable as a young appearing, lived with Nathalie Baye at The Pond-La-Ville, in the early 1980s.

• The commissioner Fichet, played by Charles Vanel has often been mentioned as a likely inspiration for the character of Columbo, created for television and the theatre in the early 1960s, and then permanently embodied by Peter Falk at the turn of the 1970s.


The film presents a peculiarity in its use, or rather in its non-use, of the music. In fact, the music, composed by Georges Van Parys, lasts only 2 min 21 s : 1 min 57 s for the credits at the beginning, 24 seconds to the end. It is totally absent from the rest of the film.


• Prix Louis-Delluc in 1954.

• Prize for best foreign film at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards 1955.

• Prix Edgar-Allan-Poe best foreign film in 1956.

Source : Wikipedia

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