Jean Delannoy

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Jean Delannoy

French film director and screenwriter Jean Delannoy was born on January 12, 1908, in Noisy-le-Sec, in the Seine department (now Seine-Saint-Denis), and died on June 18, 2008, in Guainville, in the Eure-et-Loir department.

Between his first work, Paris-Deauville, which appeared on screens in 1934, and his last production, Marie de Nazareth (Marie of Nazareth), in 1995, Jean Delannoy wrote and directed close to 50 films over a period of more than 60 years and worked with many of the great actors of the last century.

Born on January 12, 1908, in Noisy-le-Sec, Jean Delannoy started his film career as a set designer and then took on successive positions as an actor and an editor before finally launching into writing and directing. This true craftsman of “French-quality” cinema was one of the greatest adaptors of literary works for the big screen, along the lines of — in a different genre — a Stanley Kubrick.

 

Bibliography

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Guy Paqui, Jean Delannoy : ses années lumière, 1938-1992, Toulon, Presses du Midi, 2010
 

Movie Clip - La princesse de Clèves (1961)

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Movie Clip - Le Baron de l'Ecluse (1960)

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