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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 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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Vincent Canby
VINCENT CANBY (July 27, 1924 – October 15, 2000) was an American film and theatre critic who served as the chief film critic for The New York Times from 1969 until the early 1990s, then its chief theatre critic from 1994 until his death in 2000. He reviewed more than one thousand films during his tenure there. LIFE AND CAREERCanby was born in Chicago
Chicago
, the son of Katharine Anne (née Vincent) and Lloyd Canby. He attended boarding school in Christchurch, Virginia , with novelist William Styron ; and the two became friends. He introduced Styron to the works of E.B. White and Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway
; and the pair hitchhiked to Richmond to buy For Whom the Bell Tolls
For Whom the Bell Tolls
. After war service in the Pacific theater , he attended Dartmouth College . He obtained his first job as a journalist in 1948 for the Chicago Journal of Commerce
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Newsweek
NEWSWEEK is an American weekly news magazine founded in 1933. It was published in four English-language editions and 12 global editions written in the language of the circulation region. Between 2008 and 2012, Newsweek
Newsweek
underwent internal and external contractions designed to shift the magazine's focus and audience while improving its finances. Instead, losses accelerated: revenue dropped 38 percent from 2007 to 2009. The revenue declines prompted an August 2010 sale by owner The Washington Post Company to audio pioneer Sidney Harman —for a purchase price of one dollar and an assumption of the magazine's liabilities. In November 2010, Newsweek
Newsweek
merged with the news and opinion website The Daily Beast , forming The Newsweek Daily Beast Company , after negotiations between the owners of the two publications
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George Cukor
GEORGE DEWEY CUKOR (/ˈkjuːkər/ ; July 7, 1899 – January 24, 1983) was an American film director . He mainly concentrated on comedies and literary adaptations. His career flourished at RKO when David O. Selznick
David O. Selznick
, the studio's Head of Production, assigned Cukor to direct several of RKO's major films, including What Price Hollywood? (1932), A Bill of Divorcement (1932), Our Betters (1933), and Little Women (1933). When Selznick moved to MGM in 1933, Cukor followed and directed Dinner at Eight (1933) and David Copperfield (1935) for Selznick and Romeo and Juliet (1936) and Camille (1936) for Irving Thalberg . He was replaced as the director of Gone with the Wind (1939), but he went on to direct The Philadelphia Story (1940), Gaslight (1944), Adam\'s Rib (1949), Born Yesterday (1950), A Star Is Born (1954), Bhowani Junction (1956), and My Fair Lady (1964). He continued to work into the 1980s
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Alfred Hitchcock
SIR ALFRED JOSEPH HITCHCOCK KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English and American film director and producer, referred to as the "Master of Suspense". He pioneered many elements of the suspense and psychological thriller genres. He had a successful career in British cinema with both silent films and early talkies and became renowned as England's best director. Hitchcock moved to Hollywood in 1939, and became a U.S. citizen in 1955. Hitchcock became a highly visible public figure through interviews, movie trailers, cameo appearances in his own films, and the ten years in which he hosted the television programme Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock
Presents (1955–1965). He also fashioned for himself a recognisable directorial style. Hitchcock's stylistic trademarks include the use of camera movement that mimics a person's gaze, forcing viewers to engage in a form of voyeurism
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Robert Benayoun
ROBERT BENAYOUN (1926 in Kenitra , Morocco – 20 October 1996, Paris ) was a French film critic and author, and one-time member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival of 1980. He wrote books on Tex Avery , Woody Allen , Buster Keaton , the Marx Brothers , and Alain Resnais . He wrote screenplays for and directed three films. Benayoun was one of comedian Jerry Lewis 's greatest supporters and directed a film about him called Bonjour Mr. Lewis. He also directed the 1975 film Serious as Pleasure . REFERENCES * ^ A B James Kirkup (November 8, 1996). "Obituary: Robert Benayoun"
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Julien Bertheau
JULIEN BERTHEAU (19 June 1910 – 28 October 1995) was a French actor. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Comédie-Française * 2.1 Director * 3 Outside Comédie-Française * 3.1 Actor * 3.2 Director * 4 Filmography * 4.1 Film * 4.2 Television * 5 References * 6 External links BIOGRAPHYBorn in Algiers , Algeria, before making his debut at the Comédie-Française on 18 December 1936, he worked as manager of the Theatre de la Porte Saint-Martin , then he studied with Charles Dullin at the Atelier Theatre , appeared in plays at the Comédie des Champs-Elysées and finally worked with Louis Jouvet . He left the Comédie-French after twenty-two years. In 1961, he starred in Madame Sans-Gene opposite Sophia Loren
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Tea House
A TEA HOUSE is an establishment which primarily serves tea and other light refreshments. Sometimes the word "tea" is also used to refer to a meal . Although the functions of tea houses vary widely in different countries, tea houses often serve as centers of social interaction , like coffeehouses . Some cultures have a variety of distinct tea-centered houses of different types, depending on the national tea culture . For example, the British or American tearoom serves afternoon tea with a variety of small cakes
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Brigadier
BRIGADIER /brɪɡəˈdɪər/ is a military rank , the seniority of which depends on the country. In some countries, it is a senior rank above colonel , equivalent to a brigadier general , typically commanding a brigade of several thousand men. In other countries, it is a non-commissioned rank (e.g. Spain
Spain
, Italy , France
France
, the Netherlands
Netherlands
and the Indonesian Police ranks)
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Commissaire De Police
COMMISSAIRE DE POLICE is a rank in the French National Police . It should not be confused with the French appointment of "armed forces commissary" (commissaire des armées) which is an administrative military position. OVERVIEWEvery commune with a population of more than 30,000-50,000 has a commissaire in charge of its detachment of the National Police, and larger communes have more than one (the Prefecture of Police of Paris has well over one hundred). A commissaire has both an administrative role and an investigative role. Most officers join directly at the rank of commissaire. All are university graduates, usually in law, and have completed a further training course. It is also possible for junior officers to be promoted to the rank (something which was virtually impossible until relatively recently)
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Billy Wilder
SAMUEL "BILLY" WILDER (/ˈwaɪldər/ ; German: ; June 22, 1906 – March 27, 2002) was a Polish-born (Galicia under Austrian rule) Jewish-American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist, and journalist whose career spanned more than five decades. He is regarded as one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of Hollywood's golden age. With The Apartment , Wilder became the first person to win Academy Awards
Academy Awards
as producer, director, and screenwriter for the same film. Wilder became a screenwriter in the late 1920s while living in Berlin . After the rise of the Nazi Party
Nazi Party
, he left for Paris
Paris
, where he made his directorial debut
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George Stevens
ACADEMY AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR * nominated in 1943 for The More the Merrier * awarded in 1951 for A Place in the Sun * nominated in 1954 for Shane * awarded in 1956 for Giant * nominated in 1959 for The Diary of Anne Frank LEGION OF MERIT star on the HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME IRVING G. THALBERG MEMORIAL AWARD LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FROM THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES (1954) NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR NEW YORK FILM CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR GEORGE COOPER STEVENS (December 18, 1904 – March 8, 1975) was an American film director , producer , screenwriter and cinematographer . Among his most notable films are A Place in the Sun (1951; winner of six Academy Awards including Best Director), Shane (1953; Oscar nominated), Giant (1956; Oscar for Best Director), and The Diary of Anne Frank (1959; nominated for Best Director )
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Fritz Lang
FRIEDRICH CHRISTIAN ANTON "FRITZ" LANG (December 5, 1890 – August 2, 1976) was an Austrian-German filmmaker, screenwriter, and occasional film producer and actor. One of the best-known émigrés from Germany's school of Expressionism , he was dubbed the "Master of Darkness" by the British Film Institute
British Film Institute
. His most famous films include the groundbreaking futuristic Metropolis (1927) and the also influential M (1931), a film noir precursor that he made before he moved to the United States
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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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David Ives
DAVID IVES (born July 11, 1950) is an American playwright, screenwriter, and novelist. He is perhaps best known for his comic one-act plays; the New York Times
New York Times
in 1997 referred to him as the "maestro of the short form". Ives has also written dramatic plays, narrative stories, and screenplays, has adapted French 17th and 18th-century classical comedies, and adapted 33 musicals for New York City's Encores! series. CONTENTS * 1 Early life and education * 2 Theater * 3 Musical theatre * 4 Narrative fiction * 5 Personal * 6 References * 7 External links EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATIONIves wrote his first play when he was nine. He attended a boys Catholic seminary. “We would-be priests were groomed for gravitas,” he has said. At the end of the year the seniors could be a part of a school show called “The Senior Mock,” in which the students satirized the teachers
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Robert Wise
ROBERT EARL WISE (September 10, 1914 – September 14, 2005) was an American film director, producer and editor. He won Academy Awards
Academy Awards
for Best Director and Best Picture for both West Side Story (1961) and The Sound of Music (1965). He was also nominated for Best Film Editing for Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane
(1941) and directed and produced The Sand Pebbles (1966), which was nominated for Best Picture. Among his other films are The Body Snatcher (1945), Born to Kill (1947), The Set-Up (1949), The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), Destination Gobi (1953), This Could Be The Night (1957), Run Silent, Run Deep (1958), I Want to Live! (1958), The Haunting (1963), The Andromeda Strain (1971), The Hindenburg (1975) and Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
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