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Julien Duvivier

Director

Genius is just a word; filmmaking is a craft.

 

Biography

Born in Lille in 1896, Julien Duvivier was a stage actor and then production assistant on André Antoine’s films before starting as a director in 1919. His prolific career – over 60 films – only ended on his death in 1967. After twenty or so silent movies inspired from many different sources, he attained international recognition in the 1930′s with movies which have become classics of “poetic realism”, notably the sound remake of Poil de carotte (1932), La Belle équipe (1936) and Pépé le Moko (1937).

After exile in Hollywood during the war, he returned to France in 1946 but failed to regain his former critical standing, despite such remarkable films as Panique (1947), Voici le temps des assassins (1956) and Pot Bouille (1957). He enjoyed international succes with The Little World of Don Camillo (1951). —Octuor de France 

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Peter

14Apr10

Duvivier's delightful and magical" La Fête à Henriette", with Dany Robin and Michel Auclair should be on the list.

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G.T. De Fontenoy died for us

17Mar10

WRONGLY MALIGNED POETIC REALIST

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