3 things about René Clément’s JOY HOUSE

Les félins [1964]

1. Jane chops up some herbs, takes a roast leg of mutton out of the oven.
2. “He wants proof that you suffered.” He presses RECORD on the tape machine.
3. Lalo Schifrin’s score. Plucked strings, harpsichord. In a scene towards the end we even get some Dixieland.

A jazzy little movie. If only the screenplay had been a little tighter and the direction a little less arty. Still, I liked it. By the way, the American title Joy House is completely lame.

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