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Philippe Noiret
BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE 1990 Nuovo cinema Paradiso BEST ACTOR 1976 Le Vieux fusil 1990 La Vie et rien d\'autre ' PHILIPPE NOIRET (French pronunciation: ​ ; 1 October 1930 – 23 November 2006) was a French film actor . CONTENTS * 1 Life and career * 2 Awards * 3 Selected filmography * 4 References * 5 External links LIFE AND CAREERNoiret was born in Lille
Lille
, France
France
, the son of Lucy (Heirman) and Pierre Noiret, a clothing company representative. He was an indifferent scholar and attended several prestigious Paris schools, including the Lycée Janson de Sailly . He failed several times to pass his baccalauréat exams, so he decided to study theater. He trained at the Centre Dramatique de l'Ouest and toured with the Théâtre National Populaire for seven years, where he met Monique Chaumette , whom he married in 1962
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Sète
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. SèTE (French pronunciation: ​ ; Seta in Occitan ), known as CETTE until 1928, is a commune in the Hérault
Hérault
department in the Occitanie region in southern France. Its inhabitants are called Sétois. Known as the Venice of Languedoc and the singular island (in Paul Valéry 's words), it is a port and a seaside resort on the Mediterranean with its own very strong cultural identity, traditions, cuisine and dialect. It is also the hometown of artists like Paul Valéry , Jean Vilar , Georges Brassens
Georges Brassens
, Gregory Del Piero , Hervé Di Rosa , Manitas de Plata , and Robert Combas
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Georges Franju
GEORGES FRANJU (French: ; 12 April 1912 – 5 November 1987) was a French filmmaker . He was born in Fougères , Ille-et-Vilaine . CONTENTS* 1 Biography * 1.1 Early life * 1.2 Film career * 2 Film style * 3 Filmography * 3.1 As director * 4 Notes * 5 References * 6 External links BIOGRAPHYEARLY LIFEBefore working in French cinema , Franju had several different jobs. These included working for an insurance company and a noodle factory. Franju was also briefly in the military in Algeria
Algeria
and was discharged in 1932. On his return, Franju studied to become a set designer and later created backdrops for music halls including Casino de Paris
Paris
and the Folles Bergère. In the mid-thirties, Franju and Henri Langlois met through Franju's twin brother Jacques Franju
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Rupert Everett
RUPERT JAMES HECTOR EVERETT (/ˈɛvərɪt/ ; born 29 May 1959) is an English actor and writer. He first came to public attention in 1981, when he was cast in Julian Mitchell 's play and subsequent film Another Country (1984) as an openly gay pupil at an English public school in the 1930s; the role earned him his first BAFTA Award nomination. He went on to receive a second BAFTA Award
BAFTA Award
nomination and his first Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
nomination for his role in My Best Friend\'s Wedding (1997), followed by a second Golden Globe nomination for An Ideal Husband (1999)
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Bowl Cut
A BOWL CUT, or BOWL HAIRCUT, is a simple and plain short haircut where the hair is cut with a straight fringe on the front and the rest of the hair is the same length all the way around or is cut short on the sides and back. It is so named because it looks as though someone put a bowl on the head and cut off or trimmed short all the visible hair. A bowl cut is also known for being a cheap and easy haircut often sported by children. HISTORY Detail of a 1920s Soviet Ukrainian poster Historically, the bowl haircut was popular among common people of various nationalities as an easy and relatively neat cut by a non-professional. Indeed, it was done by putting a cooking pot of a fit size to the level of the ears, and all hair below the rim was cut or shaved off. In some cultures it was a normal type of haircut. In other cultures the bowl cut was viewed as an attribute of poverty , signifying that the wearer could not afford to visit a barber
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Gigi (1949 Film)
GIGI is a 1949 French comedy film directed by Jacqueline Audry and starring Gaby Morlay , Jean Tissier and Yvonne de Bray . A young lady (Daniélle Delorme) who is coming of age and being trained as a courtesan by her family, and realises she not only adores the debonair, close family friend Gaston, who has spoiled her with attention and care for most of her life (played beautifully by Franck Villard), but that she is in love with him. Gaston realises the same thing, and despite efforts of Gigi´s down-to-earth, doting Grandmother and charming, socialite Aunt to bring the couple together by the then socially accepted practice, it is the undeniable and compelling love between Gigi
Gigi
and Gaston that triumphs above all. Beautifully directed by Jacqueline Audry, who accentuates the brilliant humor of this piece without losing the utterly remarkable sensitivity of the young love that takes center stage
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Michel Debré
World War II
World War II
: * Operation Torch
Operation Torch
* Operation Overlord * Operation Dragoon
Operation Dragoon
MICHEL JEAN-PIERRE DEBRé (French pronunciation: ​ ; 15 January 1912 – 2 August 1996) was the first Prime Minister of the French Fifth Republic . He is considered the "father" of the current Constitution of France
Constitution of France
. He served under President Charles de Gaulle from 1959 to 1962. In terms of political personality, he was intense and immovable, with a tendency to rhetorical extremism
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André Malraux
ANDRé MALRAUX DSO (French: ; 3 November 1901 – 23 November 1976) was a French novelist, art theorist and Minister of Cultural Affairs . Malraux's novel La Condition Humaine (Man\'s Fate ) (1933) won the Prix Goncourt
Prix Goncourt
. He was appointed by President Charles de Gaulle
Charles de Gaulle
as Minister of Information (1945–1946) and subsequently as France's first Minister of Cultural Affairs during de Gaulle's presidency (1959–1969)
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Théophile Gautier
PIERRE JULES THéOPHILE GAUTIER (French: ; 30 August 1811 – 23 October 1872) was a French poet, dramatist, novelist, journalist, and art and literary critic. While Gautier was an ardent defender of Romanticism , his work is difficult to classify and remains a point of reference for many subsequent literary traditions such as Parnassianism , Symbolism , Decadence and Modernism . He was widely esteemed by writers as diverse as Balzac , Baudelaire , the Goncourt brothers , Flaubert , Ezra Pound , T. S. Eliot , Henry James , Proust and Oscar Wilde
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Ferrara
FERRARA ( listen (help ·info )) (Emilian : Frara) is a city and comune in Emilia-Romagna
Emilia-Romagna
, northern Italy, capital city of the Province of Ferrara . It is situated 50 kilometres (31 miles) north-northeast of Bologna
Bologna
, on the Po di Volano, a branch channel of the main stream of the Po River , located 5 km (3 miles) north. The town has broad streets and numerous palaces dating from the 14th and 15th centuries, when it hosted the court of the House of Este
House of Este
. For its beauty and cultural importance it has been qualified by UNESCO
UNESCO
as a World Heritage Site
World Heritage Site
. Modern times have brought a renewal of industrial activity
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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
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André Téchiné
ANDRé TéCHINé (French: ; born 13 March 1943) is a French screenwriter and film director . He has a long and distinguished career that places him among the best post-New Wave French film directors. He belongs to a second generation of French film critics associated with Cahiers du cinéma who followed François Truffaut
François Truffaut
, Claude Chabrol , Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Luc Godard
and others from criticism into film-making. Téchiné is noted for his elegant and emotionally charged films that often delve into the complexities of emotions and the human condition. One of the trademarks of his filmography is the lyrical examination of human relations in a sensitive but unsentimental way, as can be seen in his most acclaimed films: My Favorite Season (1993) and Wild Reeds (1994)
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Joe Leydon
JOSEPH PATRICK MICHAEL "JOE" LEYDON (born August 22, 1952) is an American film critic and historian. A critic and correspondent for Variety since 1990, he is the author of Joe Leydon's Guide to Essential Movies You Must See (Michael Wiese Productions) and a contributing critic for Leonard Maltin\'s Movie Guide . He is also a contributing editor for Cowboys Film Comment
Film Comment
, MovieMaker , Houstonia , and New Orleans
New Orleans
magazines. Since 2000, Leydon has been an instructor at Houston Community College and the Jack J. Valenti School of Communications at University of Houston . In a December 17, 2011 post on his blog, Leydon proudly revealed he is a cancer survivor
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Giorgio Bassani
GIORGIO BASSANI (4 March 1916 – 13 April 2000) was an Italian novelist, poet, essayist, editor, and international intellectual. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Bibliography * 3 Film adaptations * 4 References * 5 External links BIOGRAPHYBassani was born in Bologna
Bologna
into a prosperous Jewish
Jewish
family of Ferrara
Ferrara
, where he spent his childhood with his mother Dora, father Enrico (a doctor), brother Paolo, and sister Jenny. In 1934 he completed his studies at his secondary school, the liceo classico L. Ariosto in Ferrara. Music had been his first great passion and he considered a career as a pianist; however literature soon became the focus of his artistic interests. In 1935 he enrolled in the Faculty of Letters of the University of Bologna
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Jean-Paul Rappeneau
JEAN-PAUL RAPPENEAU (born 8 April 1932) is a French film director and screenwriter. He started out in film as an assistant and screenwriter collaborating with Louis Malle
Louis Malle
on Zazie dans le métro in 1960 and Vie privée in 1961. In 1964, he was co-screenwriter for L\'Homme de Rio , which starred Jean-Paul Belmondo
Jean-Paul Belmondo
. The first film that he both wrote and directed was A Matter of Resistance in 1965. Although it was a great critical and popular success, he did not make another film until 1971, when he directed Les Mariés de l\'an II , again starring Belmondo and Marlène Jobert . Since 1975, Rappeneau has written only for his own films, including Le Sauvage , starring Yves Montand and Tout feu, tout flamme (fr) (1981), again with Montand, who co-starred with Isabelle Adjani
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Yves Robert
YVES ROBERT (19 June 1920 – 10 May 2002) was a French actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. CONTENTS * 1 Life and career * 2 Selected filmography * 3 Reissues and remakes * 4 DVD releases * 5 References * 6 External links * 7 Bibliography LIFE AND CAREERRobert was born in Saumur
Saumur
, Maine-et-Loire. In his teens, he went to Paris to pursue a career in acting, starting with unpaid parts on stage in the city's various theatre workshops. From ages 12–20 he set type as a typographer, then studied mime in his early 20s. In 1948 he made his motion picture debut with one of the secondary roles in the film, Les Dieux du dimanche. Within a few years, Robert was writing scripts, directing, and producing. Yves Robert's directorial efforts included several successful comedies for which he had written the screenplay. His 1962 film, La Guerre des boutons won France's Prix Jean Vigo
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