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Georges Franju Frankreich, 1963

Duncan Gray's rating of the film Judex

"To Louis Feuillade, in memory of an unhappy time." Strangely haunting. Franju takes Feuillade's plots—which were never exactly airtight to begin with—and makes them even more illogical. But the final scene brings it all together, underscoring this "remake" as a tribute to everything fanciful, preposterous, and magical about Feuillade specifically and cinema in general. A fantasy world superimposed over our own.