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The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie
THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE (French : LE CHARME DISCRET DE LA BOURGEOISIE) is a 1972 surrealist film directed by Luis Buñuel
Luis Buñuel
and written by Jean-Claude Carrière
Jean-Claude Carrière
in collaboration with the director. The film was made in France and is mainly in French, with some dialogue in Spanish. The narrative concerns a group of upper middle class people attempting—despite continual interruptions—to dine together. The film received the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
and a nomination for Best Original Screenplay
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Luis Buñuel
Spain (renounced in 1949) Mexico OCCUPATION Filmmaker YEARS ACTIVE 1929–1977 SPOUSE(S) Jeanne Rucar (1934–1983; his death)LUIS BUñUEL PORTOLéS (Spanish pronunciation: ; 22 February 1900 – 29 July 1983) was a Spanish-born Mexican filmmaker who worked in Spain, Mexico and France. When Luis Buñuel
Luis Buñuel
died at age 83, his obituary in the New York Times called him "an iconoclast, moralist, and revolutionary who was a leader of avant-garde surrealism in his youth and a dominant international movie director half a century later"
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Serge Silberman
SERGE SILBERMAN (1 May 1917 – 22 July 2003) was a French film producer. Silberman was born in Łódź
Łódź
, then a part of the Regency Kingdom of Poland in a Jewish
Jewish
family. During World War II
World War II
Silberman survived Nazi concentration camps and eventually settled in Paris. One of his first works as a film producer was Jean-Pierre Melville
Jean-Pierre Melville
's 1955 film Bob the Gambler , a precursor to the French New Wave movement. Silberman's most notable collaborations were with the surrealist film director Luis Buñuel
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Jean-Claude Carrière
JEAN-CLAUDE CARRIèRE (French: ; born 17 September 1931) is a French novelist, screenwriter, actor, and Academy Award honoree. He was an alumnus of the École normale supérieure de Saint-Cloud and was president of La Fémis , the French state film school. Carrière was a frequent collaborator with Luis Buñuel
Luis Buñuel
on the screenplays of Buñuel's late French films. CONTENTS * 1 Life and career * 2 Awards * 3 Filmography * 4 References * 5 External links LIFE AND CAREERCarrière was born in Colombières-sur-Orb, France, the son of Alice and Felix Carrière, a farmer. He published his first novel, Lézard, in 1957. He was introduced to Jacques Tati , who had him write short novels based on his films. Through Tati, he met Pierre Étaix , with whom Carrière wrote and directed several films, including Heureux Anniversaire , which won them the Academy Award for Best Short Subject
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Fernando Rey
FERNANDO CASADO ARAMBILLET (20 September 1917 – 9 March 1994), best known as FERNANDO REY, was a Spanish film, theatre, and television actor, who worked in both Europe and the United States. A suave, international actor best known for his roles in the films of surrealist director Luis Buñuel (_ Tristana _, 1970; _Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie _, 1972; _ That Obscure Object of Desire _, 1977) and as a drug lord in _The French Connection _ (1971), he appeared in more than 150 films over half a century. The debonair Rey was described by _French Connection_ producer Philip D\'Antoni as "the last of the Continental guys". He achieved his greatest notoriety after he turned 50: "Perhaps it is a pity that my success came so late in life", he told the _ Los Angeles Times _. "It might have been better to have been successful while young, like El Cordobés in the bullring
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Paul Frankeur
PAUL FRANKEUR (29 June 1905 - 27 October 1974) was a French actor who appeared in films by Jacques Tati
Jacques Tati
( Jour de fête ) and Luis Buñuel ( The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie and The Phantom of Liberty ). He was sometimes credited as PAUL FRANCOEUR. SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY * Mr
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Delphine Seyrig
DELPHINE CLAIRE BELTIANE SEYRIG (French: ; 10 April 1932 – 15 October 1990) was a Lebanese-born French stage and film actress, a film director and a feminist. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Private life * 4 Death * 5 Select filmography (acting) * 6 Filmography (directing) * 7 References * 8 Sources * 9 External links EARLY LIFESeyrig was born into an intellectual Protestant
Protestant
family. Her Alsatian father, Henri , was the director of the Beirut
Beirut
Archaeological Institute and later France's cultural attaché in New York during World War II. Her mother, Hermine de Saussure, was Swiss, and the niece of linguist/semiologist Ferdinand de Saussure
Ferdinand de Saussure
. Delphine was the sister of composer Francis Seyrig. Her family moved from Lebanon
Lebanon
to New York when she was ten
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Stéphane Audran
STéPHANE AUDRAN (born COLETTE SUZANNE DACHEVILLE 8 November 1932) is a French film and television actress, known for her performances in award-winning movies such as Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie (1972) and Babette\'s Feast (1987) and in critically acclaimed films like The Big Red One
The Big Red One
(1980) and Violette Nozière
Violette Nozière
(1978). CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Filmography * 2.1 Film * 2.2 Television * 3 References * 4 External links BIOGRAPHYShe married French director and screenwriter Claude Chabrol in 1964, after a short marriage to the French actor Jean-Louis Trintignant
Jean-Louis Trintignant
. Her son by her marriage to Chabrol (which ended in 1980) is the French actor Thomas Chabrol (born in 1963). Her first major role was in Chabrol's film Les Cousins (1959). She has since appeared in most of Chabrol's films
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Bulle Ogier
BULLE OGIER (born MARIE-FRANCE THIELLAND on 9 August 1939) is a French actress and screenwriter. She adopted the professional surname Ogier, which was her mother's maiden name. Her first appearance on screen was in Voilà l'Ordre, a short film directed by Jacques Baratier with a number of the then-emerging young singers of the 1960s in France, including Boris Vian
Boris Vian
, Claude Nougaro , etc
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Jean-Pierre Cassel
JEAN-PIERRE CASSEL (27 October 1932 – 19 April 2007) was a French actor . CONTENTS * 1 Life and career * 2 Selected filmography * 3 References * 4 External links LIFE AND CAREERCassel was born JEAN-PIERRE CROCHON in Paris
Paris
, the son of Louise-Marguerite (née Fabrègue), an opera singer, and Georges Crochon, a doctor. Cassel was discovered by Gene Kelly
Gene Kelly
as he tap danced on stage, and later cast in the 1957 film The Happy Road. Then Cassel gained prominence in the late 1950s as a hero in comedies by Philippe de Broca such as Male Companion and through his role as 'Jean François Jardie' in the famous French resistance piece L\' Armée des ombres
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20th Century Fox
TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION (known as TWENTIETH CENTURY-FOX FILM CORPORATION with hyphen from 1935 until 1985, stylized as 20TH CENTURY FOX or simply known as FOX or 20TH CENTURY FOX PICTURES) is an American film studio currently owned by 21st Century Fox . It is one of the Big Six major American film studios and is located in the Century City area of Los Angeles
Los Angeles
, just west of Beverly Hills . The studio was owned by News Corporation until 2013. 20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox
is a member of the Motion Picture Association of America
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French Language
Phonological history * Oaths of Strasbourg * Ordinance of Villers-Cotterêts * Anglo-Norman GRAMMAR * Adverbs * Articles and determiners * Pronouns (personal )* Verbs * (conjugation * morphology ) ORTHOGRAPHY * Alphabet * Reforms * Circumflex * Braille PHONOLOGY * Elision * Liaison * Aspirated h * Help:IPA for French * v * t * e FRENCH (_le français_ (_ listen ) or la langue française_ ) is a Romance language of the Indo-European family . It descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire , as did all Romance languages. French has evolved from Gallo-Romance, the spoken Latin in Gaul, and more specifically in Northern Gaul. Its closest relatives are the other langues d\'oïl —languages historically spoken in northern France and in southern Belgium, which French ( Francien ) has largely supplanted
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Surrealism
_ Surrealist Manifesto _ Surrealist cinema Surrealist music Surrealist techniques Birmingham Surrealists Women Surrealists SURREALISM is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings . Artists painted unnerving, illogical scenes with photographic precision , created strange creatures from everyday objects and developed painting techniques that allowed the unconscious to express itself. Its aim was to "resolve the previously contradictory conditions of dream and reality into an absolute reality, a super-reality". Surrealist works feature the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur; however, many Surrealist artists and writers regard their work as an expression of the philosophical movement first and foremost, with the works being an artifact
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Upper Middle Class
The UPPER MIDDLE CLASS is a sociological concept referring to the social group constituted by higher status members of the middle class . This is in contrast to the term "lower middle class ", which is used for the group at the opposite end of the middle class stratum, and to the broader term "middle class ". There is considerable debate as to how the upper middle class might be defined. According to sociologist Max Weber
Max Weber
the upper middle class consists of well-educated professionals with graduate degrees and comfortable incomes. The American upper middle class is defined similarly using income , education and occupation as the predominant indicators. In the United States, the upper middle class is defined as consisting mostly of white-collar professionals who not only have above-average personal incomes and advanced educational degrees but also a higher degree of autonomy in their work
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Academy Award For Best Foreign Language Film
The ACADEMY AWARD FOR BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM is one of the Academy Awards handed out annually by the U.S.-based Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). It is given to a feature-length motion picture produced outside the United States of America with a predominantly non-English dialogue track. When the first Academy Awards ceremony was held on May 16, 1929, to honor films released in 1927/28, there was no separate category for foreign language films. Between 1947 and 1955 , the Academy presented Special/Honorary Awards to the best foreign language films released in the United States. These Awards, however, were not handed out on a regular basis (no Award was given in 1953 ), and were not competitive since there were no nominees but simply one winning film per year
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