IMDb > Jacques Demy > News
Quicklinks
Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDesk
Filmographies
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
Biographical
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDesk
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

Connect with IMDb



2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2006 | 2004 | 2003 | 1998 | 1993

1-20 of 29 items from 2017   « Prev | Next »


Eye Say by Anne-Katrin Titze

26 February 2017 5:01 AM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Emma Stone shines with Ryan Gosling in Damien Chazelle's La La Land Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Take the opening number from Jacques Demy's Les Demoiselles De Rochefort mixed with Federico Fellini's 8 1/2 and copy to Los Angeles. Put girls in traffic light-colored dresses that vaguely resemble those from Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly's On the Town. Add an introspective song, channeling Claudine Longet, from Blake Edwards' The Party - plus an elephant and mix in some Esther Williams underwater fun. Make a melody sound like the one given by Michel Legrand to Michel Piccoli's M Dame. Borrow from Fred Astaire: Sand Under Shoes in Mark Sandrich's Top Hat, A Fine Romance of George Stevens' Swing Time, and the lift in Charles Walters' The Belle Of New York. From Kelly: Seine dance, paintings coming to life, studio setting and It's Always Fair Weather - without the war. »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

Permalink | Report a problem


From Gene and Debbie to Ryan and Emma: The Movie Musicals That Influenced ‘La La Land’

23 February 2017 2:12 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

From its opening, traffic-stopping number to its romantic ending, La La Land is a love letter to the city of Los Angeles — as well as to the classic movie musicals of the ’40s and ’50s.

In his six-year quest to get the film — which earned a record-tying 14 Academy Award nominations — made, director Damien Chazelle called upon those original MGM song and dance numbers for inspiration.

Some of the film’s homages are more overt — for example, there’s a scene in which Mia (Emma Stone) and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) have a date at the Griffith Observatory after attempting to watch »

- Julia Emmanuele

Permalink | Report a problem


‘La La Land’: How to Shoot a Musical Number — Watch Exclusive Video

15 February 2017 2:58 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Even after “Whiplash” turned him into a hot filmmaker, Damien Chazelle kept his eyes on his own goals. He maintained a monk-like focus and intensity, which was shared by his composer, collaborator, and chum, fellow Harvard grad Justin Hurwitz. Film student Chazelle got school credit for his thesis movie, black-and-white jazzy Nouvelle Vague musical homage “Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench” (2010, Variance Films), although music major Hurwitz did not.

Read More: 10 Musicals to Watch on Netflix If You Just Can’t Get Enough ‘La La Land

“It was a musical,” Chazelle told me, “the really low-budget, student laboratory for this. It had somewhat similar ideas about the genre, and at the time I was loving old Hollywood musicals, Fred and Ginger, and Gene Kelly, but also loving documentary film and trying to think of a way to make a realistic musical: combine a modern look at a city with the old musicals. »

- Anne Thompson

Permalink | Report a problem


‘La La Land’: How to Shoot a Musical Number — Watch Exclusive Video

15 February 2017 2:58 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Even after “Whiplash” turned him into a hot filmmaker, Damien Chazelle kept his eyes on his own goals. He maintained a monk-like focus and intensity, which was shared by his composer, collaborator, and chum, fellow Harvard grad Justin Hurwitz. Film student Chazelle got school credit for his thesis movie, black-and-white jazzy Nouvelle Vague musical homage “Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench” (2010, Variance Films), although music major Hurwitz did not.

Read More: 10 Musicals to Watch on Netflix If You Just Can’t Get Enough ‘La La Land

“It was a musical,” Chazelle told me, “the really low-budget, student laboratory for this. It had somewhat similar ideas about the genre, and at the time I was loving old Hollywood musicals, Fred and Ginger, and Gene Kelly, but also loving documentary film and trying to think of a way to make a realistic musical: combine a modern look at a city with the old musicals. »

- Anne Thompson

Permalink | Report a problem


Berlinale: Catherine Deneuve Talks About Her Free-Spirited ‘Midwife’ Role

14 February 2017 10:47 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

French actresses Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot discussed their first-ever meeting on the big screen at the Berlin Film Festival on Tuesday following screening of their out of competition entry “The Midwife,” by writer-director Martin Provost.

The film focuses on Claire (Frot), a middle-aged midwife who after many years is reacquainted with Béatrice (Deneuve), the one-time mistress of her late father, who is seeking her help.

“We didn’t know each other very well,” Deneuve said at a press conference. “We had never had the chance to meet each other before.” The actress said it was actually better for the film that they had never met before because there was no sense of intimacy between the two women. “It works well for the film.”

Comparing herself to her character, a loud, colorful and egocentric glamourpuss with an extremely free-spirited approach to life, Deneuve said she was nothing like Béatrice, though she really liked the part. »

- Ed Meza

Permalink | Report a problem


Oscar Directing Nominees Help Us Trace Their DNA

7 February 2017 9:30 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Directors influence each other with their work. Sometimes that influence is overt — “La La Land” clearly evokes “Singin’ in the Rain” and “Umbrellas of Cherbourg” — but other times it is more unexpected, hinging on storytelling choices or structure.

Variety asked this year’s directing nominees to help us trace the DNA of their movies, and all were happy to oblige.

Arrival

Paramount

In Villeneuve’s alien-invasion tale, humans eventually discover that the aliens “want to help you help us.”

Villeneuve’s choices:

“2001: A Space Odyssey” 1968: “Definitely ‘2001’,” Villeneuve says, of Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi classic in which Earthlings, searching for signs of intelligent life, are nearly outwitted by artificial intelligence.

Jaws” 1975: “It was Spielberg’s idea that you unveil slowly the entity, to create suspense,” Villeneuve says. “That very slow striptease is something I stole from ‘Jaws.’ ”

Our choices:

The Day the Earth Stood Still” 1951: Aliens caution »

- Marshall Fine

Permalink | Report a problem


Directing Nominees Confess Biggest Hurdles, On-Set MVPs

7 February 2017 9:15 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With five such different cinematic visions represented, what do this year’s Oscar nominees for director have in common?

It depends on whom you ask. Kenneth Lonergan, nominated writer-director of “Manchester by the Sea,” links the final five this way: They each “focus on deep connective tissue on a human level, even though they are all very different stylistically and in subject matter,” he tells Variety.

Mel Gibson, director of “Hacksaw Ridge,” invokes the process itself. “What do we have in common?” he asks. “At some point, somebody asked each of us a thousand questions a day and we had to make snap decisions.”

Each shares a fierce inventiveness, necessitated by the time and budget constraints each faced mounting their creatively ambitious projects.

“These movies couldn’t be more different,” points out “Moonlight” writer-director Barry Jenkins. “The movies I like best are the ones where you can feel the curiosity »

- Marshall Fine

Permalink | Report a problem


New to Streaming: ‘Arrival,’ ‘A Separation,’ ‘The Edge of Seventeen,’ ‘The Love Witch,’ and More

3 February 2017 9:48 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

A Bigger Splash (Luca Guadagnino)

Despite a loose script that justifies little, Italian director Luca Guadagnino’s follow-up feature to his glorious melodrama I Am Love is a sweaty, kinetic, dangerously unpredictable ride of a film. One is frustrated by the final stroke of genius that never came, but boy was it fun to spend two hours inside such a whirlwind of desires, mind games, delirious sights and sounds. »

- The Film Stage

Permalink | Report a problem


Oscars 2017 Cinematography: ‘La La Land’ Has Momentum, But Could There Be An Upset?

2 February 2017 2:05 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

While “La La Land” remains the obvious favorite in the cinematography race — thanks to Linus Sandgren’s sumptuous imagery — there are four other great movies in contention (“Arrival,” “Lion,” “Moonlight,” and “Silence”). So it’s entirely possible that one of the Best-Picture Oscar contenders (“Arrival,” “Lion,” or “Moonlight”) could pull off an upset.

Read More: How ‘La La Land’ Cinematographer Linus Sandgren Taught His Cameras to Dance

We’ll get a better gauge for how this plays out at the Asc Awards on Saturday.  In the last 20 years, the Asc winner has earned the Oscar 11 times — and this year the same five are in contention for the fifth time in the last three decades.

La La Land

If Damien Chazelle’s rapturous love letter to the Hollywood musical is primed for Best Picture glory, then logic dictates that Sandgren’s acclaimed work should be honored as well. New to the musical, »

- Bill Desowitz

Permalink | Report a problem


Cinema St. Louis’ Classic French Film Festival March 10th -26th at Webster University

30 January 2017 7:07 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Ninth Annual Robert Classic French Film Festival — co-presented by Cinema St. Louis and the Webster University Film Series — celebrates St. Louis’ Gallic heritage and France’s cinematic legacy. The featured films span the decades from the 1920s through the mid-1990s, offering a revealing overview of French cinema.

The fest is annually highlighted by significant restorations, which this year includes films by two New Wave masters: Jacques Rivette’s first feature, “Paris Belongs to Us,” and François Truffaut’s cinephilic love letter, “Day for Night.” The fest also provides one of the few opportunities available in St. Louis to see films projected the old-school, time-honored way, with both Alain Resnais’ “Last Year at Marienbad” and Robert Bresson’s “Au hasard Balthazar” screening from 35mm prints. Even more traditional, we also offer a silent film with live music, and audiences are sure to delight in the Poor People of Paris »

- Tom Stockman

Permalink | Report a problem


Could This Movie Be the Inspiration Behind La La Land's Ending?

30 January 2017 10:45 AM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

"No movie has ever hit me more. I remember seeing it for the first time as a kid and going from annoyed - 'Are they really going to do this much singing?' - to utterly overwhelmed by the end. It was the combination of fantasy and realism that got me." Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, La La Land director Damien Chazelle described his reaction to Jacques Demy's 1964 romantic musical The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg). The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and La La Land use jazz music, saturated colors, and the eschewing of a neat, happy ending to bring to life a rich and realist presentation of young love. The quote resonated with me, as I've seen The Umbrellas of Cherbourg at least a dozen times and can remember the emotional impact of the first time I saw it as a teenager. The film is a colorful »

- Annie Gabillet

Permalink | Report a problem


Going back to The Apartment by Anne-Katrin Titze

27 January 2017 11:37 AM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Paul Schneider on Trainspotting to Bright Star: "There was that monologue that Kelly Macdonald spoke to Ewan McGregor." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

In our conversation, Paul Schneider tells of the importance Jan Chapman and Jane Campion's The Piano had, working with Christophe Honoré and Andrew Dominik, and meeting Nick Cave during The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. We started out with Métamorphoses and Les Bien-aimés, La La Land and Jacques Demy, onto the influence of Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine in Billy Wilder's The Apartment.

Paul Schneider in The Daughter

Paul Schneider, All The Real Girls director David Gordon Green, Loving and Midnight Special director Jeff Nichols, David Lachapelle, and Ma director Celia Rowlson-Hall - all went to the North Carolina School of the Arts. Paul stars with Geoffrey Rush, Sam Neill, Miranda Otto, Odessa Young, Ewen Leslie, and with Anna Torv and Wilson Moore »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

Permalink | Report a problem


La La Land’s Director Breaks Down the Movie’s Amazing Opening

27 January 2017 10:07 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A version of this article originally appeared on EW.com.

La La Land, Damien Chazelle’s musical romance (and EW’s favorite movie of 2016) is packing theaters in major cities across the country. Its earning power has been mighty impressive, guaranteeing that the film will be open for box office business at least until the Oscars in February, where the film leads all hopefuls with a record-tying 14 nominations.

Chazelle’s movie features a number of song and dance sequences that are both steeped in homage for old musicals and wondrously modern. In one scene, which drew inspiration from classic Hollywood »

- alexisloinazpeople

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Moonlight’ Director Barry Jenkins Takes Home an ‘Embarassing’ Haul From The Criterion Closet — Watch

25 January 2017 9:29 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Earlier this January, Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” won Best Picture — Drama at the 74th Golden Globes after racking up widespread critical acclaim since its world premiere at Telluride last September. The film has recently racked up eight Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. In honor of his new film and all the recent accolade, the Criterion Collection invited Barry Jenkins to check out the famed Criterion Closet and pick out some films to take home. Watch the video below.

Read More: National Society of Film Critics Names ‘Moonlight’ Best Picture of 2016

Jenkins picks out a host of films from the closet that have special significance for him. Some of these films include the “John Cassavetes: Five Films” box set, which Jenkins describes as “foundational”; Krzysztof Kieślowski’s ten-hour long “Dekalog,” a film Jenkins once bought on Ebay because he “felt like he had to see it”; Mathieu Kassovitz’s “La Haine, »

- Vikram Murthi

Permalink | Report a problem


The Yakuza

24 January 2017 11:46 AM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

The Yakuza

Blu-ray

Warner Archive Collection

1975 / Color / 2:40 widescreen / 112 & 123 min. / Street Date February 14, 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring Robert Mitchum, Takakura Ken, Brian Keith, Eiji Okada, Richard Jordan, Keiko Kishi, James Shigeta, Herb Edelman.

Cinematography: Kozo Okazaki, Duke Callaghan

Production Design: Stephen Grimes

Art Direction: Yoshiyuki Ishida

Film Editor: Don Guidice, Thomas Stanford

Original Music: Dave Grusin

Written by: Leonard Schrader, Paul Schrader, Robert Towne

Produced by: Michael Hamilburg, Sydney Pollack, Koji Shundo

Directed by Sydney Pollack

 

The Warner Archive Collection is on a roll with a 2017 schedule that has so far released one much-desired library Blu-ray per week. Coming shortly are Vincente Minnelli’s Bells are Ringing, Billy Wilder’s Love in the Afternoon Ken Russell’s The Boy Friend and Val Guest’s When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, and that only takes us through February. First up is a piercing action drama from 1975.

There are favorite movies around Savant central, »

- Glenn Erickson

Permalink | Report a problem


Nocturnal Animals snub is failure of nerve as La La Land steamrolls Oscars | Peter Bradshaw

24 January 2017 8:34 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

It’s odds-on for a La La Land triumph at the Oscars ceremony, but there have been some baffling omissions – principally Tom Ford’s brutally explicit thriller

•The full list of nominations

Every Oscar nomination list precipitates its single lead story, the apparently natural and irresistible emergence of a frontrunner. That of course this year is Damien Chazelle’s La La Land. This gorgeous romantic musical, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling and recalling the classic work of Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly or Jacques Demy, has a record-equalling 14 nods, matching the Academy nomination score for Titanic and All About Eve. It includes picture, director, actress, actor, screenplay, cinematography and even two entries in the Cinderella category of best song: City of Dreams and Audition.

Continue reading »

- Peter Bradshaw

Permalink | Report a problem


Oscars: ‘La La Land’ Ties All-Time Record With 14 Nominations

24 January 2017 5:41 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

La La Land,” a musical tribute to Los Angeles, dominated the Oscar nominations on Tuesday, picking up 14 nods to tie the record set by “Titanic” and “All About Eve.” The honey-coated celebration of all things Hollywood was nominated for best picture and best director for 32-year old wunderkind Damien Chazelle. Both of its lead actors, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, were recognized for their work as big city dreamers in love.

La La Land’s” main competition in the major categories came from “Arrival,” an alien invasion thriller, and “Moonlight,” a low-boil drama looking at a gay man during the crack epidemic in Florida. Both films landed a total of eight Oscar nominations.

Three films were tied for third with six nods apiece: “Hacksaw Ridge,” a bloody World War II drama, “Lion,” a true story about a man who uses Google to find his long-lost family in India, and “Manchester by the Sea, »

- Brent Lang

Permalink | Report a problem


The Criterion Collection Adds Rumble Fish, Tampopo, Buena Vista Social Club, and Others For April 2017 #Criterion

18 January 2017 7:44 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

New Criterion Collection releases for April 2017. There are a lot of good ones to check out below. My favorite is Tampopo!! The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg An angelically beautiful Catherine Deneuve was launched into stardom by this glorious musical heart-tugger from Jacques Demy. She plays an umbrella-shop owner’s delicate daughter, glowing with first love for […]

The post The Criterion Collection Adds Rumble Fish, Tampopo, Buena Vista Social Club, and Others For April 2017 #Criterion appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Rudie Obias

Permalink | Report a problem


Criterion in April 2017: Tampopo, Rumble Fish, Wim Wenders and French Musicals

18 January 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Is that my stomach rumbling at the prospect of seeing a 'ramen Western' again? Or are my eyes crying with joy at the thought of experiencing classic Coppola in Blu-ray? The Criterion Collection has announced their forthcoming Blu-ray discs for April 2017 and the lineup includes not only Tampopo and Rumble Fish, but also Wim Wenders Buena Vista Social Club, George Stevens' Woman of the Year, and Jacques Demy's The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and The Young Girls of Rochefort. Click through the gallery to read the descriptions, courtesy of Criterion, and the covers. And then start budgeting!...

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...] »

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Rumble Fish,’ ‘Tampopo,’ and More Coming to The Criterion Collection in April

18 January 2017 5:52 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

It’s about half-way through the month, which means it’s time for The Criterion Collection to reveal their next slate of additions. A clear highlight of the April batch is Francis Ford Coppola‘s newly restored black-and-white drama Rumble Fish, which will feature commentary from the director and much more. There’s also Juzo Itami‘s Tampopo, which has enjoyed as successful theatrical restoration the last year, and features a new video essay by Tony Zhou, as well as a feature-length making of documentary.

Also coming to the collection is the George Stevens romantic dramedy Woman of the Year with Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, as well as Wim Wenders‘ documentary Buena Vista Social Club. Along with those, we’ll also be getting stand-alone editions of The Young Girls of Rochefort and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, previously only available through the incredible Jacques Demy set, which is easily my »

- Jordan Raup

Permalink | Report a problem


2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2006 | 2004 | 2003 | 1998 | 1993

1-20 of 29 items from 2017   « Prev | Next »


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners