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October 23, 2012

The black book (Reign of terror)

In the aftermath of Revolutionary leader Robespierre's ruthless and brutal rise to dictator of France, true patriot Charles D'Aubigny assumes the disguise of his country's most feared torturer, 'The Butcher of Strasbourg', in the hopes of infiltrating Robespierre's circle. Political moderates have tasked D'Aubigny with locating a black book, a personal diary of the Terror, containing information that can inspire the overthrow of Robespierre.

When the film opens you cannot help but notice the outstanding lighting and camera technique. The camera placement pulls the viewer into the drama. It is one of the most compelling and technically perfect films I have seen. The story's not bad either. ~Mike

Askwith Media Library 58339-D 89 minutes 1949

Posted by mcmike at October 23, 2012 09:01 AM


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