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Marcel Carné (August 18, 1906 - October 31, 1996) was an important French film director. August 18 is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining, as the final day of October. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ...

Marcel Carné

Born in Paris, France, he began his career in silent film as a trainee with director Jacques Feyder. By age 25, Carné had already directed his first film, one that marked the beginning of a successful collaboration with surrealist poet and screenwriter Jacques Prévert that lasted for more than a dozen years during which they created films that defined French cinema of the day. Fair use of an image from: www. ... Fair use of an image from: www. ... The French Republic or France (French: République française or France) is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in western Europe, and which is further made up of a collection of overseas islands and territories located in other continents. ... A silent film is a film which has no accompanying soundtrack. ... Surrealism is an artistic movement and an aesthetic philosophy that aims for the liberation of the mind by emphasizing the critical and imaginative powers of the subconscious. ... Jacques Prévert ( February 4, 1900 - April 11, 1977) was a French poet and screenwriter. ...


Under the German occupation of France during World War II, Carné worked in the Vichy zone where he subverted the regime's attempts to control art and filmed his masterpiece Les Enfants du paradis. In the late 1990s, the film was voted "Best French Film of the Century" in a poll of 600 French critics and professionals. Post war, he and Prévert followed this triumph with what at the time was the most expensive production ever undertaken in the history of French film. But the result, titled Les Portes de la nuit, was panned by the critics and a box office failure that ended the duo's working relationship. France surrendered to Nazi Germany early in World War II (June 24, 1940). ... Vichy France (French: now called Régime de Vichy or Vichy; called itself at the time État Français, or French State) was the French state of 1940-1944 which was a puppet government under Nazi influence, as opposed to the Free French Forces, based first in London and later in Algiers. ... This article is about Children of Paradise, the film. ... The term box office can refer to either: A place where tickets are sold to the public for admission to a venue The amount of business a particular production, such as a movie or theatre show, does. ...


Through the 1950s, the war-weary French moviegoing public wanted feel-good comedy and romance films, not the stark realities Carné continued to offer. With the New Wave era well underway, other than his 1958 film Les Tricheurs, Marcel Carné's postwar films met with only modest success and many were greeted by an almost unrelenting negative criticism from the press and within members of the film industry. Carné made his last film in 1976. The term New Wave has been used to describe several movements in art. ...


In 1989 a book was published by Edward Baron Turk as part of the Harvard Film Studies that told his story under the title Child of Paradise: Marcel Carné and the Golden Age of French Cinema. Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ...


Marcel Carné died in 1996 in Clamart, Hauts-de-Seine, and was interred in the Cimetière Saint-Vincent in Montmartre. Clamart is a city and commune in France, in the southwestern suburbs of Paris, on the left bank of the Seine. ... Hauts-de-Seine is a département in France. ... Montmartre is a hill in the north of Paris, France, in the 18th arrondissement, a part of the Right Bank. The name Montmartre comes from Mont des Martyrs because the bishop Saint Denis (patron saint of France), the priest Rustique, and the archdeacon Eleuthere were all decapitated there around the...


Partial filmography as director

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Marcel Carné - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (330 words)
Marcel Carné (August 18, 1906 - October 31, 1996) was an important French film director.
By age 25, Carné had already directed his first film, one that marked the beginning of a successful collaboration with surrealist poet and screenwriter Jacques Prévert that lasted for more than a dozen years during which they created films that defined French cinema of the day.
Marcel Carné died in 1996 in Clamart, Hauts-de-Seine, and was interred in the Cimetière Saint-Vincent in Montmartre.
Marcel Carné - Wikipédia (482 words)
Marcel Carné, né le 18 août 1909 à Paris, décédé le 31 octobre 1996 à Clamart (Hauts-de-Seine) à l'âge de 87 ans, fut l'un des plus grands réalisateurs français de cinéma, avant l'arrivée de la Nouvelle Vague.
Marcel Carné était destiné par son père à l'ébénisterie, mais il débuta comme journaliste et comme critique de cinéma avant d'être engagé en tant qu'assistant opérateur par René Clair (Sous les toits de Paris, 1930) et Jacques Feyder (le Grand Jeu, 1934).
Marcel Carné a remporté le Grand Prix œcuménique au Festival du film de Cannes en 1977, et a été fait commandeur de la Légion d'honneur et commandeur des Arts et des Lettres.
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