The Night Heaven Fell
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Along with Francois Truffaut, Louis Malle, Jean-Luc Godard, Jacques Demy and Agnes Varda, Vadim was one of the founding members of the revolutionary French New Wave, to push the sexual archetype...
His subsequent films revealed him to be an accomplished European filmmaker with an eye for visual beauty and decorative elegance, but in content, his films have often been superficial and lacking in narrative strength... Sexual relations have been a recurrent theme in his films, the plot of which have often revolved around the undisputed beauty of his succession of wives - Brigitte Bardot, Annette Stroyberg, and Jane Fonda...
"The Night Heaven Fell" is the second collaboration between Vadim and Bardot... Vadim seems to have attempted to recapture the freshness and essence of the 'B.B.' he had helped to shape, but the re-creation escaped him, despite the careful choice of Albert Vidalie's novel and the casting of Stephen Boyd as leading man...
Bardot's innocently natural mannerisms had disappeared, and it seemed that she no longer needed Vadim to make use of her talents as an accomplished actress... Claude Autant-Lara succeeded much more with his film, 'Love Is My Profession,' playing Brigitte opposite Jean Gabin and Edwige Feuillere... Bardot came off as more than a sexual image, her persona giving life to the character she portrayed...Read more ›
The best performance is given by Alida Valli, the aunt of Bardot.
Bardot gives a solid performance as a hopelessly-in-love young woman. At least she shows some emotion and passion unlike her male co-star. Bardot's uninhibited style is never more evident than in this movie. However, in some scenes Bardot is simply being pushed and tossed around like a rag doll by Boyd. Not exactly what I would call great chemistry between the two.
A more charming, sensitive and passionate Lamberto would have made this a more compelling movie. Nonetheless, I do believe the movie is far from a complete washout. It is certainly worthy of purchase by any Bardot fan.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a pretty good movie. Check it out if you are a fan of the beautiful Brigitte Bardot. Good price on AmazonPublished 23 months ago by jane trixie
Vadim is a crude writer and in this film an unbelievably clumsy and crude director. His idea of a subtle revelation of unspoken feelings is laughably seen in the funeral scene,... Read morePublished on July 28, 2014 by Shaycoo
The movie is not as good as expected. Brigitte Bardot is lovely and beautiful. If you like Brigitte Bardot It is worth
to watch the movie though it is a 40 years old.
Although the scenery is memorable in this Bardot film (including the female scenery), the direction is awful. And there are a few embarrassing moments. Read morePublished on May 18, 2004 by David E. Miller