top 10 movies watched for the first time in NOVEMBER 2016

10. The Neon Demon (2016) dir. Nicolas Winding Refn

9. The Skin I Live In (2011) dir. Pedro Almodóvar

8. Swiss Army Man (2016) dir. Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert

7. Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013) dir. David Lowery

6. Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965) dir. Otto Preminger

5. Arrival (2016) dir. Denis Villeneuve

4. Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) dir. Matthew Vaughn

3. The Third Man (1949) dir. Carol Reed

2. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) dir. Andrew Dominik

1. The Handmaiden (2016) dir. Park Chan-Wook


We were on location in the cemetery one gloomy, biting, raw day. Carol stood staring down a long alley of trees that flanked a perfectly straight, endless road whose perspective took it to a tiny point, finishing with grey sky. He simply announced: “Now we’ll shoot the ending.”

When the camera was ready, it was pointing its eye directly at that distant apex. Then Carol shouted, as loudly as he could, “Action!” From far, far away, Valli started her walk up that lane toward the camera.

The hero, smoking a cigarette, was standing in the foreground waiting for her. Like the audience, he was confident that she would join him, and they would stroll away happily together, arm in arm. Valli walked on and on, closer and closer, until at last she was a life-sized figure in the foreground with the hero. And then, without turning her head, or even glancing in his direction, she continued her steady pace, out of the shot, and into limbo.

I remained there, as directed, still smoking the cigarette. My eyes followed Valli out of the shot and, anticipating Carol’s shout of “Cut,” I almost strolled back to my chair to wait for the assistant to announce “Once more, please,” or for Carol to say, “Print.”

Nobody uttered a word. The camera kept rolling. The special effects men from their high perches continued to drop toasted autumn leaves from above. I continued to puff on my cigarette, and began to get quite panic-stricken. Was there more to the scene? Had I gone blank? What was Carol waiting for me to do? I took one more puff, then in exasperation threw the cigarette to the ground, at which point Carol shouted through his laugher the word I had been waiting desperately to hear – “Cut.”

- Joseph Cotten, Vanity Will Get You Somewhere


Screen Print Art by Francesco Francavilla

Finally revealed (and to go on sale next week) my first collab with NAUTILUS Art Prints, the company of cool bros Laurent and Jack Durieaux. This limited screen print available in two editions (regular and variant) will go on sale next week, on June 10th, on the Nautilus website. SO SO happy to be part of this official celebration of a cult of film noir and on the centenary anniversary of the great Orson Welles :)

Here’s the full PR:

Nautilus Art Prints is proud to present THE masterpiece of film noir,   « The Third Man » directed by Carol Reed. Blessed with the presence of   the great Orson Welles, this legendary movie has been beautifully   reinterpreted by comic artist Francesco Francavilla who signs his very   first poster for Nautilus Art Prints. A collaboration with STUDIOCANAL   not to be missed!   

“The Third Man” Regular                                                
By Francesco Francavilla
Colours: 8
61 x 91,5 cm.
24 x 36 inches
Limited edition: 200 numbered                                                
Price: 50€ / US$ 56

“The Third Man” Variant                                                
By Francesco Francavilla
Colours: 8
61 x 91,5 cm.
24 x 36 inches
Limited edition: 100 numbered                                                
Price: 75€ / US$ 84

On sale Wednesday 10th of June at 7 pm (GMT+1) exclusively on