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César Awards
The César Award
César Award
is the national film award of France. It is delivered in the Nuit des César ceremony and was first awarded in 1976. The nominations are selected by the members of twelve categories of filmmaking professionals and supported by the French Ministry of Culture.[1] The nationally televised award ceremony is held in the Théâtre du Châtelet
Théâtre du Châtelet
in Paris each year in February. It is an initiative from the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma which was founded in 1975. The César Award
César Award
is considered the highest film honor in France, the French film industry's equivalent to the Molière Award
Molière Award
for theatre, and the Victoires de la Musique for music
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Champs-Élysées
The Avenue des Champs-Élysées
Champs-Élysées
(French pronunciation: [av(ə).ny de ʃɑ̃z‿e.li.ze] ( listen)) is an avenue in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, 1.9 kilometres (1.2 mi) long and 70 metres (230 ft) wide, running between the Place de la Concorde and the Place Charles de Gaulle, where the Arc de Triomphe
Arc de Triomphe
is located. It is known for its theatres, cafés, and luxury shops, for the annual Bastille Day
Bastille Day
military parade, and as the finish of the Tour de France cycle race
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Academy Awards
MoonlightBest Picture The Shape of WaterThe Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars,[1] are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the "Academy Award of Merit", which has become commonly known by its nickname "Oscar". The sculpture was created by George Stanley.[2] The awards, first presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, are overseen by AMPAS.[3][4] The awards ceremony was first broadcast on radio in 1930 and televised for the first time in 1953. It is now seen live in more than 200 countries and can be streamed live online.[5] The Academy Awards ceremony is the oldest worldwide entertainment awards ceremony
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Raimu
Raimu
Raimu
was the stage name for the French actor Jules Auguste Muraire (18 December 1883 – 20 September 1946). He is most famous for playing César in the Marseilles trilogy (Marius, Fanny and César).Contents1 Life and career 2 Family 3 Death 4 Legacy 5 Selected filmography 6 External linksLife and career[edit] Born in Toulon
Toulon
in the Var département, he made his stage debut there in 1899. After coming to the attention of the then great music hall star Félix Mayol
Félix Mayol
who was also from Toulon, in 1908 he was given a chance to work as a secondary act in the Paris theater scene. Primarily a comedian, in 1916 writer/director Sacha Guitry
Sacha Guitry
gave him significant parts in productions at the Folies Bergère
Folies Bergère
and other major venues
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Louis Lumière
The Lumière (pronounced [lymjɛːʁ]) brothers, Auguste Marie Louis Nicolas [oɡyst maʁi lwi nikɔla] (19 October 1862, Besançon, France
France
– 10 April 1954, Lyon) and Louis Jean [lwi ʒɑ̃] (5 October 1864, Besançon, France
France
– 7 June 1948, Bandol),[1][2] were among the first filmmakers in history. They patented an improved cinematograph, which in contrast to Thomas Edison's "peepshow" kinetoscope allowed simultaneous viewing by multiple parties.Contents1 History 2 First film screenings 3 Early colour photography 4 Other early cinematographers 5 See also 6 References6.1 Notes 6.2 Bibliography7 External linksHistory[edit] The Lumière brothers were born in Besançon, France, to Charles-Antoine Lumière (1840–1911)[3] and Jeanne Joséphine Costille Lumière, who were married in 1861 and moved to Besançon, setting up a small photographic portrait studio where Auguste and Louis were born
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Robin Campillo
Robin Campillo
Robin Campillo
(born 16 August 1962) is a Moroccan-born French screenwriter, editor and film director. He is known for his work on films such as The Class (2008), Heading South
Heading South
(2005), the French zombie film They Came Back
They Came Back
(2004), Eastern Boys
Eastern Boys
(2013), and Time Out (2001), the latter of which was placed at ninety-nine on Slant Magazine's best films of the 2000s, number nine of The Guardian's Best Films of the noughties, and number eleven at The A.V
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César Baldaccini
César (born Cesare Baldaccini, 1 January 1921 – 6 December 1998), also occasionally referred to as César Baldaccini, was a noted French sculptor. César was at the forefront of the Nouveau Réalisme movement with his radical compressions (compacted automobiles, discarded metal, or rubbish), expansions (polyurethane foam sculptures), and fantastic representations of animals and insects.Contents1 Biography 2 Works on public display 3 Sources 4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] He was a French sculptor, born in 1921 of Italian parents from Tuscany in the working-class neighbourhood of la Belle-de-Mai in Marseilles. His father was a cooper and bar owner. After studying at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Marseilles
Marseilles
(1935-9) he went on to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris
Paris
(1943-8)
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Sculpture
Sculpture
Sculpture
is the branch of the visual arts that operates in three dimensions. It is one of the plastic arts. Durable sculptural processes originally used carving (the removal of material) and modelling (the addition of material, as clay), in stone, metal, ceramics, wood and other materials but, since Modernism, there has been an almost complete freedom of materials and process
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Victoires De La Musique
Victoires de la Musique is an annual French award ceremony where the Victoire accolade is delivered by the French Ministry of Culture to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry that recognizes the best musical artists of the year. The classical and jazz versions are the Victoires de la musique classique and Victoires du Jazz.[1] The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, some of the awards of more popular interest are presented in a widely viewed televised ceremony
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Molière Award
The Molière
Molière
Award recognizes achievement in live French theatre and is the national theatre award of France. The awards are presented and decided by the Association professionnelle et artistique du théâtre (APAT) and supported by the French Ministry of Culture
French Ministry of Culture
at an annual ceremony, called the Nuit des Molières ("Night of the Molières") in Paris. The awards are given for French productions and performances. The Molière
Molière
Awards are considered the highest French theatre honor, the equivalent to the American Tony Award, the British Olivier Award and the Spanish Premios Max. The award was created by Georges Cravenne, who was also the creator of the César Award for cinema
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Théâtre Du Châtelet
The Théâtre du Châtelet
Théâtre du Châtelet
(French pronunciation: ​[teɑtʁ dy ʃatlɛ]) is a theatre and opera house, located in the place du Châtelet in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, France. One of two theatres (the other being the Théâtre de la Ville) built on the site of a châtelet, a small castle or fortress, it was designed by Gabriel Davioud
Gabriel Davioud
at the request of Baron Haussmann
Baron Haussmann
between 1860 and 1862. Originally built with 3,000 seats, it was named the Théâtre Impérial du Châtelet, but has undergone remodeling and name changes over the years. Currently it seats 2,500 people.Contents1 Origins 2 Recent history 3 References 4 External linksOrigins[edit]The theatre ca. 1875The theatre is one of two apparent twins constructed along the quays of the Seine, facing each other across the open Place du Châtelet and its ornate fountain
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French Ministry Of Culture
The Ministry of Culture (French: Ministère de la Culture) is the ministry of the Government of France
Government of France
in charge of national museums and the monuments historiques. Its goal is to maintain the French identity through the promotion and protection of the arts (visual, plastic, theatrical, musical, dance, architectural, literary, televisual and cinematographic) on national soil and abroad. Its budget is mainly dedicated to the management of the Archives Nationales (six national sites and hundred decentralised storage facilities) and the regional Maisons de la culture (culture centres). Its main office is in the Palais-Royal
Palais-Royal
in the 1st arrondissement of Paris.[1][2] It is headed by the Minister of Culture, a cabinet member
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César Award For Best Music Written For A Film
Music
Music
is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound organized in time. The common elements of music are pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation), dynamics (loudness and softness), and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture (which are sometimes termed the "color" of a musical sound). Different styles or types of music may emphasize, de-emphasize or omit some of these elements. Music
Music
is performed with a vast range of instruments and vocal techniques ranging from singing to rapping; there are solely instrumental pieces, solely vocal pieces (such as songs without instrumental accompaniment) and pieces that combine singing and instruments
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France
France
France
(French: [fʁɑ̃s]), officially the French Republic (French: République française [ʁepyblik fʁɑ̃sɛz]), is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France
France
in western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.[XIII] The metropolitan area of France
France
extends from the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
to the English Channel
English Channel
and the North Sea, and from the Rhine
Rhine
to the Atlantic Ocean. The overseas territories include French Guiana
French Guiana
in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans
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Marcel Pagnol
Marcel Pagnol
Marcel Pagnol
(French: [maʁsɛl paɲɔl]; 28 February 1895 – 18 April 1974) was a French novelist, playwright, and filmmaker. Regarded as an auteur,[1] in 1946, he became the first filmmaker elected to the Académie française
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Georges Cravenne
Georges Cravenne
Georges Cravenne
(24 January 1914 – 10 January 2009), real name Joseph-Raoul Cohen, was a French film producer, publicity agent and founder of the César Award. He received an Honorary César in 2000. Marriages[edit] He married French actress Françoise Arnoul
Françoise Arnoul
in 1956. They divorced in 1964. On 18 October 1973, his second wife Danielle Cravenne was shot dead by a police sniper at Marignane airport
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