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The Rise of Louis XIV 

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One of Roberto Rossellini's supreme masterpieces, and perhaps the greatest of the TV films that mark his last period. Made in 1966, the film chronicles the gradual steps taken in the Sun King's seizure of power over 21 years; the treatment is contemplative, wise, and quietly humorous, and Rossellini's innovative trick shots to integrate the real decor of Versailles are deftly executed. The color photography is superb. (Univ. of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th St., Sunday, February 14, 8:00, 702-8574)

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