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Encyclopedia > Jacques Becker

Jacques Becker (September 15, 1906 - February 21, 1960) was a French screenwriter and film director. September 15 is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years). ... 1906 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... February 21 is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies are made. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ...

Becker was born in Paris. During the 1930s he worked as an assistant to director Jean Renoir. Part of the Comité de libération du cinéma français, during the German occupation of France in World War II, the Nazis held him in prison for a year. The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... Jean Renoir Jean Renoir (September 15, 1894 – February 12, 1979), born in the Montmartre Quarter of Paris, France was a film director. ... Comité de libération du cinéma français was an organization of filmmakers in France created in 1943. ... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atom bomb. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Nazism. ...

He married actress Françoise Fabian. Their son Jean Becker also became a film director. Jean Becker (born May 10, 1938, in Paris, France) is a French film director, screenwriter and actor. ...

Jacques Becker died at the age of fifty-three in 1960 and was interred in the Cimetière du Montparnasse in Paris. The Cimetière du Montparnasse is a famous cemetery in the Montparnasse quarter of Paris, France. ...

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Bright Lights Film Journal | Two Films by Jacques Becker (1036 words)
Serene rural scenes of river boating, picnics, and blooming groves are contrasted to a street-lit assault, garbage-strewn cobblestones, and execution by guillotine.
Becker’s audiences were used to contemporary stories, and a tale of the Belle Epoque simply didn’t appeal to many French cinephiles in 1952.
Becker died in 1960, and it would be years before he would be repositioned with Renoir as a master of classic French cinema.
Jacques Becker / films / director / biography / filmography (450 words)
Jacques Becker was born in 1906 to wealthy bourgeois French and Scottish parents.
Becker’s early successes include Goupi mains rouge and Falbalas, which both illustrate the director's unique eye for detail and ability to construct a captivating and intensely moving drama.
Becker made his final film in 1960, the suspense-laden escape film Le Trou, which is often cited as Becker’s best work.
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