The Info List - Albert Lamorisse

Albert Lamorisse
Albert Lamorisse
(French: [lamɔʁis]; 13 January 1922 – 2 June 1970) was a French filmmaker, film producer, and writer, who is best known for his award-winning short films which he began making in the late 1940s, and also for inventing the famous strategic board game Risk in 1957.


1 Life 2 Filmography 3 Awards 4 References 5 External links

Life[edit] Lamorisse was born in Paris, France. He first came into prominence – just after Bim – for directing and producing White Mane
White Mane
(1953), an award-winning short film that tells a fable of how a young boy befriends an untamable wild white stallion in the marshes of Camargue (the Petite Camargue). Lamorisse's best known work is the short film The Red Balloon
The Red Balloon
(1956), which earned him the Palme d'Or Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and an Oscar for writing the best original screenplay in 1956.[1] Lamorisse also wrote, directed and produced the well-regarded films Stowaway in the Sky
Stowaway in the Sky
(1960) and Circus Angel, as well as the documentaries Versailles and Paris
Jamais Vu. In addition to films, he created the popular strategy board game Risk in 1957.[2] In the mid-sixties Lamorisse shot parts of The Prospect of Iceland, a documentary about Iceland, which was made by Henry Sandoz and commissioned by NATO.[3] Lamorisse died in a helicopter crash while filming the documentary Le Vent des amoureux (The Lovers' Wind), during a helicopter-tour of Iran in 1970.[4] The helicopter was left where it crashed as a memorial to the filmmaker, and was still visible as of June 2012.[citation needed] His son and widow completed the film, based on his production notes, and released the film eight years later. It was nominated for a posthumous Oscar for best documentary. The title The Lover's Wind is translated into Saba Wind in Persian. A saba wind is a gentle wind that blows from the northeast, symbolizing the whispers of lovers. Lamorisse and his wife had three children: a son named Pascal and two daughters named Sabine and Fanny. Pascal and Sabine were featured in The Red Balloon. Filmography[edit] Short films

Bim (1950) ... a.k.a. Bim, le petit âne (France) Crin-Blanc
(1953) ... a.k.a. White Mane
White Mane
(USA) and Wild Stallion Le Ballon rouge
Le Ballon rouge
(1956) ... a.k.a. The Red Balloon

Feature films

Le Voyage en ballon
Le Voyage en ballon
(1960); ... a.k.a. Stowaway in the Sky Fifi la plume
Fifi la plume
(1965) ... a.k.a. Circus Angel
Circus Angel
(USA: TV title) Le Vent des amoureux


Djerba (1947) Versailles (1967) Paris
jamais vu (1967) Le Vent des amoureux (1978) ... a.k.a. The Lovers' Wind

Awards[edit] Wins

Cannes Film Festival: Palme d'Or, White Mane, Best Short Film, Albert Lamorisse; 1953. Prix Jean Vigo: Prix Jean Vigo, White Mane, Short Film, Albert Lamorisse; 1953. Prix Louis Delluc: Prix Louis Delluc; The Red Balloon, Albert Lamorisse; 1956.[2] Cannes Film Festival: Palme d'Or du court métrage/Golden Palm; The Red Balloon, Best Short Film, Albert Lamorisse; 1956.[5] Academy Awards: Oscar; The Red Balloon, Best Writing, Best Original Screenplay, Albert Lamorisse; 1957.[2] British Academy of Film and Television Arts: BAFTA Award; The Red Balloon, Special
Award, France; 1957.[6] Venice Film Festival: OCIC Award; Le Voyage en ballon; 1960. Cannes Film Festival: Technical Grand Prize; Fifi la plume, 1965. Cannes Film Festival: Technical Grand Prize – Special
Mention; Versailles; 1967. National Board of Review: Top Foreign Films; The Red Balloon,1957.[7]


British Academy of Film and Television Arts: BAFTA Film Award, White Mane, Best Documentary Film, France; 1954. Venice Film Festival: Golden Lion; Le Voyage en ballon; 1960. Cannes Film Festival: Golden Palm; Fifi la plume; 1965. Cannes Film Festival: Golden Palm; Best Short Film, Versailles; 1967. Academy Awards: Oscar; Best Documentary, Features, Le Vent des amoureux; 1979.


^ Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Awards Database[permanent dead link] ^ a b c The Red Balloon, IMDb
database entry. ^ "Ný Íslandskvikmynd á heimssýningunni í Montreal". 19 October 1966.  "NATOchannel.tv – NATO's official online video channel". [permanent dead link] ^ Terence Rafferty (11 November 2007). "Two Short Fables That Revel in Freedom". New York Times. Retrieved 23 December 2007.  ^ Awards lists in 1956, at the official site of the Festival de Cannes. ^ BAFTA. Winners and nominees list from 1950 to 1959, at the official site of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. ^ National Board of Review
National Board of Review
Archived 11 December 2007 at the Wayback Machine.. Awards for 1957, NBR web site. Last accessed: 2 November 2007.

External links[edit]

Albert Lamorisse
Albert Lamorisse
on IMDb Albert Lamorisse
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at Google
Books Albert Lamorisse
Albert Lamorisse
at Cinema Encyclopedie (in French)

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Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay


Preston Sturges
Preston Sturges
(1940) Herman J. Mankiewicz
Herman J. Mankiewicz
and Orson Welles
Orson Welles
(1941) Michael Kanin
Michael Kanin
and Ring Lardner Jr.
Ring Lardner Jr.
(1942) Norman Krasna (1943) Lamar Trotti (1944) Richard Schweizer (1945) Muriel Box and Sydney Box (1946) Sidney Sheldon (1947) No award (1948) Robert Pirosh (1949) Charles Brackett, D. M. Marshman Jr. and Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1950) Alan Jay Lerner
Alan Jay Lerner
(1951) T. E. B. Clarke (1952) Charles Brackett, Richard L. Breen and Walter Reisch (1953) Budd Schulberg
Budd Schulberg
(1954) Sonya Levien and William Ludwig (1955) Albert Lamorisse
Albert Lamorisse
(1956) George Wells (1957) Nathan E. Douglas and Harold Jacob Smith (1958) Clarence Greene, Maurice Richlin, Russell Rouse and Stanley Shapiro (1959) I. A. L. Diamond and Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder


William Inge
William Inge
(1961) Ennio de Concini, Pietro Germi, and Alfredo Giannetti (1962) James Webb (1963) Peter Stone and Frank Tarloff (1964) Frederic Raphael (1965) Claude Lelouch
Claude Lelouch
and Pierre Uytterhoeven (1966) William Rose (1967) Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(1968) William Goldman
William Goldman
(1969) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
and Edmund H. North (1970) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1971) Jeremy Larner (1972) David S. Ward
David S. Ward
(1973) Robert Towne
Robert Towne
(1974) Frank Pierson
Frank Pierson
(1975) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1976) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
and Marshall Brickman (1977) Robert C. Jones, Waldo Salt, and Nancy Dowd (1978) Steve Tesich
Steve Tesich
(1979) Bo Goldman
Bo Goldman


Colin Welland (1981) John Briley (1982) Horton Foote (1983) Robert Benton (1984) William Kelley, Pamela Wallace and Earl W. Wallace (1985) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1986) John Patrick Shanley
John Patrick Shanley
(1987) Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow (1988) Tom Schulman (1989) Bruce Joel Rubin (1990) Callie Khouri
Callie Khouri
(1991) Neil Jordan
Neil Jordan
(1992) Jane Campion
Jane Campion
(1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
and Roger Avary
Roger Avary
(1994) Christopher McQuarrie
Christopher McQuarrie
(1995) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (1996) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
and Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(1997) Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
(1998) Alan Ball (1999) Cameron Crowe
Cameron Crowe


Julian Fellowes
Julian Fellowes
(2001) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(2002) Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola
(2003) Pierre Bismuth, Michel Gondry
Michel Gondry
and Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(2004) Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
and Bobby Moresco (2005) Michael Arndt
Michael Arndt
(2006) Diablo Cody
Diablo Cody
(2007) Dustin Lance Black
Dustin Lance Black
(2008) Mark Boal
Mark Boal
(2009) David Seidler (2010) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(2011) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2012) Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze
(2013) Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando Bo (2014) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (2015) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2016) Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele

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