245 – The Wages of Fear (1953)

the wages of fear

I don’t usually review older movies unless it is as part of my journey through Roger Ebert’s The Great Movies (keep your eyes peeled for a piece on Chinatown in the coming weeks), but the latest Dissolve commenter project has brought me to Henri-Georges Clouzot’s The Wages of Fear. As we, the Dissolve commentariat, began working our way through the Criterion collection (an excellent series that strives to preserve and illuminate important cinema), a slot opened up in the form of spine number 36. I jumped at the chance to write about a movie I knew nothing about.

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