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1984 Cannes Film Festival
The 37TH CANNES FILM FESTIVAL was held from 11 to 23 May 1984 . The Palme d\'Or went to the Paris, Texas by Wim Wenders . The festival opened with Fort Saganne
Fort Saganne
, directed by Alain Corneau and closed with The Bounty , directed by Roger Donaldson . During this festival, a private group, under the patronage of the festival's authorities held a side event presenting film trailers. A French jury, presided by Saul Bass , awarded its Grand Prize to the trailer for Flashdance
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Alexandre Trauner
ALEXANDRE TRAUNER (as Sándor Trau on 3 August 1906 in Budapest
Budapest
, Hungary
Hungary
– 5 December 1993 in Omonville-la-Petite , France
France
) was a production designer . After studying painting at Hungarian Royal Drawing School , he emigrated to Paris
Paris
in 1929, where he became the assistant of set designer Lazare Meerson , working on such films as À nous la liberté (1932) and La Kermesse héroïque (1935). In 1937, he became a chief set designer. He worked on the majority of Marcel Carné
Marcel Carné
's films, including Quai des brumes (1938), Le Jour se lève (1939), and Les Enfants du paradis (1945). He designed sets for Witness for the Prosecution (1957) directed by Billy Wilder and other Wilder films, John Huston
John Huston
's The Man Who Would Be King (1975), Joseph Losey
Joseph Losey
's Don Giovanni (1979), Luc Besson 's Subway (1985). In 1980, he was a member of the jury at the 30th Berlin International Film Festival
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Fort Saganne
FORT SAGANNE is a 1984 French war film directed by Alain Corneau and starring Gérard Depardieu , Philippe Noiret , Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve
, and Sophie Marceau . Based on the 1980 novel of the same name by Louis Gardel , the film is about a soldier of humble beginnings who volunteers for service in the Sahara in 1911. After falling in love with the beautiful young daughter of the regional administrator, he is ordered to go on missions in the desert, where he engages in several successful campaigns and experiences severe loneliness. Later, while on a diplomatic mission to Paris, he has a brief affair with a journalist. Returning to Africa, he leads a gallant defense against a feared sultan and is awarded the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour. He returns to his home a national hero and marries the young girl he's not forgotten, but their happiness is interrupted by the onset of World War I
World War I
. Fort Saganne
Fort Saganne
was screened out of competition at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival . At the time of its production, Fort Saganne
Fort Saganne
was France's biggest-budget film. The film earned 2,157,767 admissions in France
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The Bounty (1984 Film)
THE BOUNTY is a 1984 British historical drama film directed by Roger Donaldson , starring Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins , and produced by Bernard Williams with Dino De Laurentiis as executive producer. It is the fifth film version of the story of the mutiny on the Bounty . The screenplay was by Robert Bolt and it was based on the book Captain Bligh and Mr. Christian (1972) by Richard Hough . It was made by Dino De Laurentiis Productions and distributed by Orion Pictures Corporation and Thorn EMI Screen Entertainment . The music score was composed by Vangelis and the cinematography was by Arthur Ibbetson . CONTENTS * 1 Plot * 2 Cast * 3 Production * 4 Differences from earlier versions * 5 Historical errors * 6 Critical response * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 External links PLOTThe film is set as flashbacks from the court martial at Greenwich of Commanding Lieutenant William Bligh (Anthony Hopkins) for the loss of HMS Bounty to mutineers led by his friend Fletcher Christian (Mel Gibson), during its expedition to Tahiti to gather breadfruit pods for transplantation in the Caribbean. Bligh sets out from Great Britain in December 1787, electing to sail the Bounty west round the tip of South America in an attempt to use the expedition to fulfill an ambition to circumnavigate the globe
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Cannes
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 _Population without double counting _: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once. CANNES (French: , English: /ˈkæn, ˈkɑːn/ , in Occitan CANAS) is a city located on the French Riviera . It is a commune of France located in the Alpes-Maritimes department , and host city of the annual Cannes Film Festival , Midem , and Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity . The city is known for its association with the rich and famous, its luxury hotels and restaurants, and for several conferences. On 3 November 2011 it also played host to the G20 organisation of industrialised nations
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Palme D'Or
The _PALME D\'OR_ (French pronunciation: ​ ; English: GOLDEN PALM) is the highest prize awarded at the Cannes
Cannes
Film Festival . It was introduced in 1955 by the organising committee. From 1939 to 1954, the highest prize was the _Grand Prix du Festival International du Film_. In 1964, it was replaced once again by the _Grand Prix du Festival_ before being reintroduced in 1974 as the _Palme d'Or_ again. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Award winners * 3 Multiple award winners * 4 Honorary _Palme d\'Or_ * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links HISTORY The Commune of Cannes
Cannes
coat of arms In 1954, the Jury of the Festival de Cannes
Cannes
suggested giving an award titled the "Grand Prix of the International Film Festival" with a new design each year from a contemporary artist. At the end of 1954, the Festival's Board of Directors invited several jewellers to submit designs for a palm , in tribute to the coat of arms of the City of Cannes
Cannes
. The original design by the jeweller Lucienne Lazon had the bevelled lower extremity of the stalk forming a heart, and the pedestal a sculpture in terracotta by the artist Sébastien
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Paris, Texas (film)
PARIS, TEXAS is a 1984 road movie directed by Wim Wenders and starring Harry Dean Stanton , Dean Stockwell
Dean Stockwell
, Nastassja Kinski
Nastassja Kinski
, and Hunter Carson . The screenplay was written by L.M. Kit Carson and playwright Sam Shepard , while the distinctive musical score was composed by Ry Cooder . The film was a co-production between companies in France and West Germany, and was shot in the United States by Robby Müller . The plot focuses on an amnesiac named Travis (Stanton) who, after mysteriously wandering out of the desert, attempts to reconnect with his brother (Stockwell) and seven-year-old son (Carson). After reconnecting with his son, Travis and the boy end up embarking on a voyage through the American Southwest
American Southwest
to track down Travis' long-missing wife (Kinski). At the 1984 Cannes Film Festival
1984 Cannes Film Festival
, the film won the Palme d\'Or from the official jury, as well as the FIPRESCI Prize and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
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Un Certain Regard
_UN CERTAIN REGARD_ (French pronunciation: ​ ) is a section of the Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
's official selection. It is run at the _salle Debussy_, parallel to the competition for the Palme d\'Or . This section was introduced in 1978 by Gilles Jacob. The name literally means "a certain glance" but is understood by French speakers to mean "from another point of view." Here it means films with various types of visions and styles, which tell their stories in nontraditional ways. This section presents 20 "original and different" works which seek international recognition. MAIN WINNERSIn 1998, the PRIX UN CERTAIN REGARD was introduced to the section to recognize young talent and to encourage innovative and daring works by presenting one of the films with a grant to aid its distribution in France. Since 2005, the prize consists of € 30,000 financed by the Groupama GAN Foundation
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Palme D'Or Du Court Métrage
The SHORT FILM PALME D\'OR (French : Palme d'Or du court métrage) is the highest prize given to a short film at the Cannes Film Festival . Since the creation of the Cinéfondation section in 1998, a common Official Jury awards the Short Film Palme d'Or as well as the prizes for the three best films of the Cinéfondation. From 1952 to 1954 and from 1964 to 1974, the highest prize of the year for a short film was awarded as the GRAND PRIX DU FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM, commonly referred to as GRAND PRIX and in several occasions as GRAND PRIX INTERNATIONAL DU FESTIVAL. CONTENTS * 1 Other short film awards * 2 List of Palme d\'Or winners * 3 List of other awards * 4 References * 5 External links OTHER SHORT FILM AWARDSBefore 1952, various prizes were awarded to short films, including a "Grand Prix for Documentaries" in 1947, five specific prizes in 1949, and a "Grand Prix for Best Scientific Film" in 1951. During some years, short films are awarded the PRIX DU JURY , the PRIX SPéCIAL DU JURY, the MENTION SPéCIALE, HOMMAGE, and various prizes from the CST (Commission Supérieure Technique de l’Image et du Son), including the GRAND PRIX TECHNIQUE . LIST OF PALME D\'OR WINNERSThe following list shows the short films that won the Short Film Palme d'Or, or the Grand Prix for the years that this was the highest prize awarded
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Cannes Film Festival
The CANNES FESTIVAL (/ˈkæn/ ; French : _FESTIVAL DE CANNES_), named until 2002 as the INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (_Festival international du film_) and known in English as the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL, is an annual film festival held in Cannes
Cannes
, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries, from all around the world. Founded in 1946, the invitation-only festival is held annually (usually in May) at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès . On 1 July 2014, co-founder and former head of French pay-TV operator Canal+
Canal+
, Pierre Lescure , took over as President of the Festival, while Thierry Fremaux became the General Delegate. The Board of Directors also appointed Gilles Jacob as Honorary President of the Festival. The 2017
2017
Cannes
Cannes
Film Festival , its 70th anniversary, took place between 17 and 29 May 2017. The jury president was Pedro Almodóvar , and _The Square _, directed by Ruben Östlund , won the _Palme d\'Or _
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1984 In Film
The following is an overview of events in 1984 IN FILM, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies and festivals, a list of films released and notable deaths. The year's highest-grossing film was Beverly Hills Cop . Ghostbusters overtook it, however, with a re-release the following year. Other popular films included The NeverEnding Story , which was the most expensive film produced in West Germany , The Karate Kid and Romancing the Stone . A high number of sci-fi/fantasy films were released in 1984
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Wim Wenders
ERNST WILHELM "WIM" WENDERS (German: ; born 14 August 1945) is a German filmmaker , playwright , author , photographer , and a major figure in New German Cinema . Among many honors, he has received three nominations for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature : for _Buena Vista Social Club _ (1999), about Cuban music culture, _Pina _ (2011), about the contemporary dance choreographer Pina Bausch , and _The Salt of the Earth _ (2014), about Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado . One of Wenders' earliest honors was a win for the BAFTA Award for Best Direction for his narrative drama _Paris, Texas _ (1984), which also won the Palme d\'Or at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
. Many of his subsequent films have also been recognized at Cannes, including _ Wings of Desire
Wings of Desire
_ (1987), for which Wenders won the Best Director Award at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
. Wenders has been the president of the European Film Academy
European Film Academy
in Berlin since 1996. Alongside filmmaking, he is an active photographer, emphasizing images of desolate landscapes. He is considered to be an auteur director
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Alain Corneau
ALAIN CORNEAU (7 August 1943 – 30 August 2010) was a French film director and writer. Corneau was born in Meung-sur-Loire , Loiret . Originally a musician, he worked with Costa-Gavras as an assistant, which was also his first opportunity to work with the actor Yves Montand
Yves Montand
, with whom he would collaborate three times later in his career, including Police Python 357 (1976) and La Menace (1977). He directed Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
in the screen adaptation of Tous les matins du monde in 1991. Corneau died in Paris
Paris
on 30 August 2010 from cancer , aged 67 and was interred at Père Lachaise Cemetery . FILMOGRAPHY * France, Inc. (1973) * Police Python 357 (1976) * La Menace (1977) * Série noire (1979) * Choice of Arms
Choice of Arms
(1981) * Fort Saganne
Fort Saganne
(1984) * Le Môme (fr) (1986) * Nocturne Indien (1989) * Tous les Matins du Monde (1991) * New World (1995) * Le cousin (1997) * Le prince du Pacifique (2000) * Stupeur et Tremblements (2003) * Le Deuxième souffle (2007)* Love Crime (2010) * Passion (2012, directed by Brian De Palma , remake of Love Crime)REFERENCES * ^ Martin, Douglas (30 August 2010). "Alain Corneau, César-Winning Film Director, Dies at 67"
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Roger Donaldson
ROGER DONALDSON (born 15 November 1945) is an Australian-born New Zealand film director , producer and writer whose films include The World\'s Fastest Indian (2005), acclaimed 1981 relationship drama Smash Palace , and a run of titles shot in the United States
United States
, including the Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
films No Way Out (1987) and Thirteen Days (2000), and the 1997 disaster film Dante\'s Peak . CONTENTS * 1 Life and career * 2 Filmography * 2.1 Director * 2.2 Producer * 2.3 Writer * 2.4 Art director * 3 References * 4 External links LIFE AND CAREERDonaldson was born in Ballarat , Victoria , Australia
Australia
and in 1965 emigrated to New Zealand
New Zealand
, where he established a small still photography business and began making commercials. Donaldson was also directing documentaries, including an adventure series featuring Everest -conquering New Zealander Edmund Hillary , and his first ventures into drama. Donaldson and actor/director Ian Mune collaborated on a number of projects for television, including anthology series Winners and Losers, based on short stories by New Zealand authors. In 1976 Donaldson directed and produced his first feature Sleeping Dogs . The film starred Mune and Sam Neill as two men fighting for their lives in a totalitarian New Zealand
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Saul Bass
Ruth Cooper (1938–1960; 2 children) Elaine Makatura Bass (1961–1996; his death; 2 children) AWARDSAcademy Award, Best Documentary, Short Subjects, Why Man Creates (1968); Honorary Doctorate, Otis College of Art and Design (1986). SAUL BASS (/sɔːl bæs/ ; May 8, 1920 – April 25, 1996) was an American graphic designer and Academy Award
Academy Award
-winning filmmaker, best known for his design of motion-picture title sequences , film posters , and corporate logos . During his 40-year career Bass worked for some of Hollywood's most prominent filmmakers, including Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock
, Otto Preminger , Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
, Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick
and Martin Scorsese . Among his most famous title sequences are the animated paper cut-out of a heroin addict's arm for Preminger's The Man with the Golden Arm , the credits racing up and down what eventually becomes a high-angle shot of a skyscraper in Hitchcock's North by Northwest , and the disjointed text that races together and apart in Psycho
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Dirk Bogarde
SIR DEREK JULES GASPARD ULRIC NIVEN VAN DEN BOGAERDE, known as DIRK BOGARDE (28 March 1921 – 8 May 1999), was an English actor and writer. Initially a matinée idol in films such as _Doctor in the House _ (1954) for the Rank Organisation