Screening of Elevator to the Gallows (1958) by Louis Malle. The film will be introduced by Jim Hosney, former “Distinguished Scholar in Residence" and lecturer at AFI and teacher at Crossroads and the Westlake School.

Screening of Elevator to the Gallows (1958) by Louis Malle. The film will be introduced by Jim Hosney, former “Distinguished Scholar in Residence" and lecturer at AFI and teacher at Crossroads and the Westlake School.

Sun · June 3, 2018

2:00 pm

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Louis Malle on Miles Davis’ score for Elevator to the Gallows: “I showed him the film twice, only twice. We agreed on the parts where we felt music was needed. And we took advantage of the one night off he had from the club…. We worked from something like ten or eleven that night until five in the morning. In that one night, the whole score was recorded; I think that makes the score of Elevator unique. It’s one of the very few film scores that is completely improvised; I don’t think Davis had had time to prepare anything.”

Elevator to the Gallows (1958) by Louis Malle
Elevator to the Gallows (1958) by Louis Malle
Florence (Jeanne Moreau) is married to the wealthy arms dealer Simon Carala (Jean Wall), but is carrying on a torrid affair with one of her husband's employees, Julien (Maurice Ronet). Julien daringly climbs into Simon's office on a rope, kills him and leaves unnoticed. However, Julien accidentally leaves the rope at the crime scene and realizes he must retrieve it. On his way out, he becomes stuck in the building's elevator. But he soon finds that his bad luck is just beginning.

Release date: June 10, 1961 (USA)
Director: Louis Malle
Cinematography: Henri Decaë
Music composed by: Miles Davis
Languages: French, German
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