Elevator to the Gallows


Dir. Louis Malle (1957).
Louis Malle’s schematic thriller, starring the young Jean Moreau as a wanton wife looking to dispose of her spouse, is lifted toward greatness by one of the most electrifying jazz scores ever—supposedly improvised by Miles Davis in a single, all-night recording session.

Tue., Jan. 11, 12:30 & 7:30 p.m., 2011

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 29, 2010

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