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Jean Vigo (April 26, 1905October 5, 1934) was a short-lived French film director, who helped in the establishment of poetic realism in film in the 1930s and went on to be a posthumous influence on the French nouvelle vague of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Jump to: navigation, search April 26 is the 116th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (117th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search October 5 is the 278th day of the year (279th in Leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1934 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... A film movement in France leading up to World War II. Includes the films of Jean Renoir, Jean Cocteau, and Marcel Carné. Generally involves a heightened aestheticism combined with heavy themes of class relations. ... Other Lists of Movies List of years in film in the 1930s 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 Decades in Film: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s List of movies See also Film, History of cinema Categories: 1930s ... The New Wave (French: Nouvelle vague) of French cinema was a cinematic movement of the 1960s. ... Other Lists of Movies List of years in film in the 1950s 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 Decades in Film: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s List of movies See also Film, History of cinema Categories: 1950s ... List of 1960s movies This list includes popular, acclaimed, and otherwise significant (for whatever reason) films of all countries from 1960 to 1969. ...


Born on April 26, 1905, to Emily Clero and the prominant militant anarchist Eugene Bonaventure de Vigo, (who adopted the name Miguel Almereyda - an anagram of "y'a la merde", which translates as "there is shit"). Much of his early life was spent on the run with his parents. His father, who was imprisoned, was strangled in his cell in Frenes Prison on the night of 13 August 1917. It was believed to have been the doing of the authorities, as Almereyda had earlier that day asked to speak to his lawyer, who was due to see him the following day. The young Vigo was subsequently sent to boarding school under an assumed name, Jean Sales, to conceal his identity. Jump to: navigation, search April 26 is the 116th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (117th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Anarchism is a generic term describing various political philosophies and social movements that advocate the elimination of hierarchy and imposed authority. ... August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1917 was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ...


Vigo was married and had a daughter in 1931. He died of complications from tuberculosis, which he had contracted eight years earlier. Jump to: navigation, search 1931 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Jump to: navigation, search Tuberculous lungs show up on an X-ray image Tuberculosis is an infection with the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which most commonly affects the lungs (pulmonary TB) but can also affect the central nervous system (meningitis), lymphatic system, circulatory system (miliary TB), genitourinary system, bones and joints. ...


He is noted for two very important films which significantly affected the future development of both French and world cinema: Zéro de Conduite (1933) and L'Atalante (1934). Zéro de Conduite (trans. ... See also: 1932 in film 1933 1934 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events British Film Institute founded. ... See also: 1933 in film 1934 1935 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events January 26 - Samuel Goldwyn (of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) finally purchased the film rights to The Wizard of Oz from Frank J. Baum for $40,000. ...


He also made two other films: A Propos de Nice: Point de Vue Documentée (1929), a highly subversive silent film examining social inequity in 1920s Nice and the film Taris (1931), an elegant motion study of swimmer Jean Taris. Jump to: navigation, search 1929 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... A silent film is a film which has no accompanying soundtrack. ... Jump to: navigation, search Sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or primarily in North America as the Roaring Twenties . In Europe it is sometimes refered to as the Golden Twenties. ... Night view along the Promenade des Anglais This article is about the city. ... Taris is a planet in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1931 is a common year starting on Thursday. ...


His films have been depicted by some and certainly by contemporaneous political administrations as being unpatriotic and were consequently heavily censored by the French government.


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Jean Vigo (303 words)
Jean Vigo (April 26, 1905 - October 5, 1934) was a French film director.
The son of the famous French anarchist Eugene Bonaventure de Vigo (also known as Miguel Almereyda), much of his early life was spent on the run with his parents.
The film draws extensively on Vigo's boarding school experiences to depict a repressive and institutionalised educational establishment in which surreal acts of rebellion occur.
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