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Encyclopedia > Louis Malle
Louis Malle
Born October 30, 1932
Flag of France Thumeries, Nord, France
Died November 23, 1995 (aged 63)
Flag of the United States Beverly Hills, California, USA
Years active (1953 - 1994)
Spouse(s) Anne-Marie Deschodt (1965-1967)
Candice Bergen (1980-1995)

Louis Malle (October 30, 1932November 23, 1995) was an Academy Award nominated French film director, working in both French and English. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture has been awarded annually since 1944 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. ... Alternate meanings: See Atlantic City (disambiguation) Atlantic City is a city located in USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 40,517. ... is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...

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Biography

Early Years in France

Poster for Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (or Elevator to the Gallows, Eng. trans)
Poster for Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (or Elevator to the Gallows, Eng. trans)

Malle was born into a wealthy industrialist family in Thumeries, Nord, France. He initially studied political science at the Sorbonne before turning to film studies instead. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Extent of Flemish in the Arrondissement of Dunkirk, 1874 and 1972 Nord (French: North) is a département in the north of France. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Political Science is the field concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behaviour. ... The Sorbonne, Paris, in a 17th century engraving The historic University of Paris (French: ) first appeared in the second half of the 12th century, but was in 1970 reorganised as 13 autonomous universities (University of Paris I–XIII). ...


He worked as the co-director and cameraman to Jacques Cousteau on the Oscar and Palme d'Or-winning (at the 1956 Academy Awards and Cannes Film Festival respectively) documentary Le Monde du silence/The Silent World (1956) and assisted Robert Bresson on A Man Escaped (French title: Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut, 1956) before making his first feature, Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (originally released in the U.S. as Frantic, later as Elevator to the Gallows) in 1957. A taut thriller featuring an original score by Miles Davis, the film made an international film star of Jeanne Moreau, at the time a leading stage actress of the state Comédie-Française. Malle was 24 years old. Jacques-Yves Cousteau in 1976. ... The Academy Award for Documentary Feature is one of the most prestigious awards for documentary films. ... Palme dOr The Palme dOr (Golden Palm) is the highest prize given to a film at the Cannes Film Festival. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Cannes Film Festival logo. ... The Silent World (Le Monde du silence) is a French documentary film released in 1956, co-directed by the famed French oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau and a young Louis Malle. ... Robert Bresson (September 25, 1901–December 18, 1999) was a French film director well known for his mastery of minimalist film-making. ... A Man Escaped or: The Wind Bloweth Where It Listeth is the English title of the 1956 French film Un condamné à mort sest échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut, directed by Robert Bresson. ... Elevator to the Gallows (French: Ascenseur pour léchafaud), aka Lift to the Scaffold, is a 1958 French film directed by Louis Malle. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Jeanne Moreau (born 23 January 1928 in Paris, France) is a French actress. ... The Comédie-Française or Théâtre français is the only state theater in France. ...


Malle's The Lovers (Les Amants, 1958), which like Ascenseur pour l'échafaud starred Moreau, caused major controversy due to its sexual content leading to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case regarding the legal definition of obscenity. In Jacobellis v. Ohio, a theater owner was fined $2500 for obscenity. It was eventually reversed by the higher court that found that the film was not obscene and hence constitutionally protected. However, the court could not agree on the definition of "obscene," which caused Justice Potter Stewart to utter his "I know it when I see it" opinion, perhaps the most famous single line associated with the court. The Lovers (Les Amants) is a 1958 French drama film directed by Louis Malle and starring Jeanne Moreau. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries  Atlas  Politics Portal      The Supreme Court of the United States (sometimes colloquially referred to by the acronym... Holding The First Amendment, as applied through the Fourteenth, protected a movie theatre manager from being prosecuted for possessing and showing a film that was not obscene. ... The phrase that I know it when I see it usually describes something that is hard to define but can be recognized by intuition. ...

A Scene from The Lovers (1958)
A Scene from The Lovers (1958)

Malle is sometimes incorrectly associated with the nouvelle vague - his work doesn't fit in or correspond to the auteurist theories that apply to the work of Truffaut, Chabrol, Rohmer, and others, and he had nothing whatsoever to do with Cahiers du cinema. Nonetheless, his film Zazie dans le métro ("Zazie in the Metro," 1960, an adaptation of the Raymond Queneau novel) did inspire Truffaut to write an enthusiastic letter to Malle. http://nef-louismalle. ... http://nef-louismalle. ... The Lovers (Les Amants) is a 1958 French drama film directed by Louis Malle and starring Jeanne Moreau. ... The New Wave (French: Nouvelle vague) of French cinema was a cinematic movement of the 1960s. ... François Roland Truffaut (French IPA: ) (February 6, 1932 – October 21, 1984) was one of the founders of the French New Wave in filmmaking, and remains an icon of the French film industry. ... Claude Chabrol (French IPA: ) (born June 24, 1930, Paris) is a French film director and has become well-known since his first film, Le Beau Serge (1958) for his chilling tales of murder, including Le Boucher (1970). ... Éric Rohmer (born Jean-Marie Maurice Scherer, April 4, 1920, Nancy, France) is a French film director and screenwriter. ... Cahiers du cin ma is an influential French film magazine founded in 1951 by Andr Bazin, Jacques Doniol-Valcroze and Lo Duca. ... Zazie in the Metro (original French title: Zazie dans le métro) is a 1960 French film directed by Louis Malle, based on the novel by Raymond Queneau. ... Raymond Queneau (February 21, 1903 – October 25, 1976) was a French poet and novelist. ...


Other films also tackled taboo subjects: Le Feu Follet (The Fire Within, 1963) centres on a man about to commit suicide, Le souffle au cœur/Murmur of the Heart (1971) deals with an incestuous relationship between mother and son and Lacombe Lucien (1974) is about collaboration with the Nazis in Vichy France in World War II. The second film earned Malle his first (of three) Academy Award nominations for "Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced." The Fire Within (Le feu follet) is a French 1963 film directed by Louis Malle and starring Maurice Ronet as Alain Leroy, a recovering alcoholic living in Versailles who suffers from depression. ... Le souffle au cÅ“ur (Murmur of the Heart) is a 1971 French motion picture by Louis Malle that tells a controversial coming-of-age story about a 15-year-old boy who is growing up in bourgeois surroundings in Dijon, France. ... Incest is sexual activity between two persons related by close kinship. ... Lacombe Lucien is a 1974 French motion picture that tells the story of a young boy living under German occupation in France during World War II. // Plot In 1944 a young peasant in the Lot region has been refused by the résistance. ... National Socialism redirects here. ... Vichy (Occitan: Vichèi) is a French commune, situated in the département of Allier and the région of Auvergne. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ...


Move to America, Work in English

Malle later moved to the United States and continued to direct there. His later films include Pretty Baby (1978), Atlantic City (1981), My Dinner with Andre (1981), Damage (1992) and Vanya on 42nd Street (1994, an adaptation of Anton Chekhov's play Uncle Vanya) in English; Au revoir, les enfants ("Goodbye, Children," 1987) and Milou en Mai (May Fools in the U.S., 1990) in French. Ironically, the sole Academy Award nomination Malle would receive for directing would be for the English language Atlantic City while none of his French language efforts would garner nominations for "Best Foreign Language Film" (Au revoir, les enfants and Murmur of the Heart were nominated in writing categories). It is interesting to note that just as his earlier films such as Frantic and The Lovers helped popularize French films in the United States, My Dinner with Andre was at the forefront of the rise of American independent cinema in the 1980s. Pretty Baby is a 1978 historical fiction, dramatic film directed by Louis Malle. ... For other uses, see Atlantic City (disambiguation). ... My Dinner with Andre is a 1981 movie starring Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn, written by Gregory and Shawn, and directed by Louis Malle. ... Damage a. ... Vanya on 42nd Street was a 1994 film by Louis Malle and Andre Gregory, based on the play Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov. ... Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (Russian: , IPA: ) was a Russian short story writer and playwright. ... Anton Chekhov (left) and Maxim Gorky in Yalta. ... Au revoir les enfants (English: goodbye children) is a 1987 film written, produced and directed by Louis Malle. ... Milou en Mai (Milou in May), also released under the English title May Fools, is a film (1989 or 1990) by Louis Malle. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... For other uses, see Atlantic City (disambiguation). ... My Dinner with Andre is a 1981 movie starring Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn, written by Gregory and Shawn, and directed by Louis Malle. ...


Personal Life

Malle was married to Anne-Marie Deschodt from 1965 – 1967. He had a son, Manuel Cuotemoc (born 1971), with former girlfriend and German actress Gila von Weitershausen, and a daughter Justine (born 1974) with Canadian-born French actress Alexandra Stewart. Gila von Weitershausen in the 1968 movie Die Lümmel von der ersten Bank and 36 years later in Der Traum vom Süden Gila von Weitershausen (born March 21, 1944) is a German actress. ...


He married actress Candice Bergen in 1981. They had a daughter, Chloë Malle, in 1985. He died at their home in Beverly Hills, California of lymphoma, aged 63. Candice Patricia Bergen (born May 9, 1946) is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning American actress and former fashion model, primarily for her roles in sitcoms and television. ... Nickname: Location of Beverly Hills in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country United States State California County Los Angeles Government  - Mayor Jimmy Delshad  - Vice Mayor Barry Brucker  - City Manager Roderick J. Wood Area  - City 14. ... This article is about lymphoma in humans. ...


Awards & Nominations

The Silent World (French: Le Monde du silence) is a French documentary film released in 1956, co-directed by the famed French oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau and a young Louis Malle. ... Cannes Film Festival logo. ... Palme dOr The Palme dOr (Golden Palm) is the highest prize given to a film at the Cannes Film Festival. ... The Lovers (Les Amants) is a 1958 French drama film directed by Louis Malle and starring Jeanne Moreau. ... The Venice Film Festival (it: Mostra Internazionale dArte Cinematografica) is the oldest Film Festival in the World (began in the 1932) and takes place every year in late August/early September on the Lido di Venezia in the historic Palazzo del Cinema on the Lungomare Marconi, in Venice, Italy. ... The Fire Within (Le feu follet) is a French 1963 film directed by Louis Malle and starring Maurice Ronet as Alain Leroy, a recovering alcoholic living in Versailles who suffers from depression. ... The Venice Film Festival (it: Mostra Internazionale dArte Cinematografica) is the oldest Film Festival in the World (began in the 1932) and takes place every year in late August/early September on the Lido di Venezia in the historic Palazzo del Cinema on the Lungomare Marconi, in Venice, Italy. ... The Venice Film Festival (it: Mostra Internazionale dArte Cinematografica) is the oldest Film Festival in the World (began in the 1932) and takes place every year in late August/early September on the Lido di Venezia in the historic Palazzo del Cinema on the Lungomare Marconi, in Venice, Italy. ... Cannes Film Festival logo. ... Murmur of the Heart (French: Le souffle au cœur) is a 1971 French motion picture by Louis Malle that tells a controversial coming of age story about a 15-year-old boy who is growing up in bourgeois surroundings in Dijon, France. ... Cannes Film Festival logo. ... Pretty Baby is a 1978 historical fiction, dramatic film directed by Louis Malle. ... Cannes Film Festival logo. ... For other uses, see Atlantic City (disambiguation). ... The Venice Film Festival (it: Mostra Internazionale dArte Cinematografica) is the oldest Film Festival in the World (began in the 1932) and takes place every year in late August/early September on the Lido di Venezia in the historic Palazzo del Cinema on the Lungomare Marconi, in Venice, Italy. ... The Golden Lion (it: Leone dOro) is the name of the highest prize given to a film at the Biennale Venice Film Festival. ... Crackers is 1984s American film directed by Louis Malle. ... The Berlin International Film Festival, also called the Berlinale, is one of the most important film festivals in Europe and the world. ... Au revoir les enfants (English: goodbye children) is a 1987 film written, produced and directed by Louis Malle. ... The Venice Film Festival (it: Mostra Internazionale dArte Cinematografica) is the oldest Film Festival in the World (began in the 1932) and takes place every year in late August/early September on the Lido di Venezia in the historic Palazzo del Cinema on the Lungomare Marconi, in Venice, Italy. ... The Golden Lion (it: Leone dOro) is the name of the highest prize given to a film at the Biennale Venice Film Festival. ... The Venice Film Festival (it: Mostra Internazionale dArte Cinematografica) is the oldest Film Festival in the World (began in the 1932) and takes place every year in late August/early September on the Lido di Venezia in the historic Palazzo del Cinema on the Lungomare Marconi, in Venice, Italy. ...

Filmography

Feature Films

Elevator to the Gallows (French: Ascenseur pour léchafaud), aka Lift to the Scaffold, is a 1958 French film directed by Louis Malle. ... The Lovers (Les Amants) is a 1958 French drama film directed by Louis Malle and starring Jeanne Moreau. ... Zazie in the Metro (original French title: Zazie dans le métro) is a 1960 French film directed by Louis Malle, based on the novel by Raymond Queneau. ... A Very Private Affair (French: Vie privée) is a 1962 French film directed by Louis Malle and starring Brigitte Bardot. ... The Fire Within (Le feu follet) is a French 1963 film directed by Louis Malle and starring Maurice Ronet as Alain Leroy, a recovering alcoholic living in Versailles who suffers from depression. ... Viva Maria! is a 1965 comedy-adventure film staring Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau both named Maria who meet and become revolutionaries. ... The Thief of Paris (Le voleur) is a 1967 French film directed by Louis Malle and starring Jean-Paul Belmondo as a professional thief (Georges Randal) at the turn of the century in Paris. ... Murmur of the Heart (French: Le souffle au cœur) is a 1971 French motion picture by Louis Malle that tells a controversial coming of age story about a 15-year-old boy who is growing up in bourgeois surroundings in Dijon, France. ... Lacombe Lucien is a 1974 French motion picture that tells the story of a young boy living under German occupation in France during World War II. // Plot In 1944 a young peasant in the Lot region has been refused by the résistance. ... Black Moon is a surreal 1975 underground film directed by Louis Malle and starring Cathryn Harrison, Joe Dallesandro and Therese Gieshe. ... Pretty Baby is a 1978 historical fiction, dramatic film directed by Louis Malle. ... For other uses, see Atlantic City (disambiguation). ... My Dinner with Andre is a 1981 movie starring Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn, written by Gregory and Shawn, and directed by Louis Malle. ... Crackers is 1984s American film directed by Louis Malle. ... Au revoir les enfants (English: goodbye children) is a 1987 film written, produced and directed by Louis Malle. ... Milou en Mai (Milou in May), also released under the English title May Fools, is a film (1989 or 1990) by Louis Malle. ... Damage a. ... Vanya on 42nd Street was a 1994 film by Louis Malle and Andre Gregory, based on the play Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov. ...

Short Films

Histoires extraordinaires (Spirits of the Dead) is a 1968 film comprising 3 segments. ...

Documentary Films

  • Le Monde du silence (1956) Co-director
    • The Silent World
  • Vive le Tour (1962)
  • Calcutta (1969)
  • Humain, trop humain (1974)
  • Place de la république (1974)
  • Close Up (1976) Short

The Silent World (French: Le Monde du silence) is a French documentary film released in 1956, co-directed by the famed French oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau and a young Louis Malle. ...

TV

  • Bons baisers de Bangkok (1964) Documentary Short
  • L'Inde Fantôme (1969)
    • Phantom India
  • Dominique Sanda ou Le rêve éveillé (1977) Documentary Short
  • God's Country (1986) Documentary
  • And the Pursuit of Happiness (1986) Documentary

Bibliography

A number of books have been written on Malle and his work. The interview collection Malle on Malle was published by Faber in 1992 and revised, after the director's death, in 1996. The definitive biography of the director is only available in French, Pierre Billard's "Louis Malle - Rebelle solitaire" (2003). The study, "Louis Malle", written by Hugo Frey, was published by Manchester University Press in 2004. The Films of Louis Malle: A Critical Analysis, a detailed critical exploration of Malle's films, written by Nathan Southern and Jacques Weissgerber, was published by McFarland in 2005. Faber may refer to: The Latin word meaning smith, forger or maker, as in Homo faber, whence: Homo faber (novel), a 1957 work by Max Frisch A character in Ray Bradburys science fiction novel Fahrenheit 451, who creates a listening device Faber and Faber (also known as Faber and... McFarland is the name of several places in the United States: McFarland in California McFarland in Kansas McFarland in Wisconsin This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


External links

  • They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
  • Louis Malle at the Internet Movie Database
  • Rialto Pictures Website - entry for Elevator to the Gallows.

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