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Posted by on Apr 24, 2009 in Kick-Back Friday

Kick-Back Friday: #63

Kick-Back Friday: #63


Le Cercle Rouge (1970): Deliberate pacing and spare dialogue lend a very existential vibe* to this engaging jewel-heist movie from Jean-Pierre Melville. With Alain Delon as a professional thief and Yves Montand as a seriously alcoholic cop.

Il n’y a pas d’innocent.

A remake is reportedly in production with director Johnnie To, the “Jerry Bruckheimer of Hong Kong.” No doubt the action will be accelerated.

* With a wry, introductory nod to Buddha.

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A native East Tennessean, Barbara Martin is a formerly practicing, board-certified neurologist who received her BS (psychology, summa cum laude) and MD from Duke University before completing her postgraduate training (internship, residency, fellowship) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She has worked in academia, private practice, medical publishing, drug market research, and continuing medical education (CME). For the last 3 years, she has worked in a freelance capacity as a medical writer, analyst, and consultant. Follow Dr. Barbara Martin on and Twitter.