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Georges Franju (1912–1987)


Georges Franju is a figure of immense importance in the history of French cinema, not primarily for his films (exceptional though many of these are) but for being the co-founder, with Henri Langlois, of the Cinematheque Française in 1937--France's most famous and important film archive. He worked primarily as a film archivist until 1949, when he ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 75) in Paris, France

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Known For

Les yeux sans visage
(1960)
Le sang des bêtes
(1949)
Therese
Therese Director
(1962)
Le grand Méliès
(1952)

Filmography

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 1978-1979 Cinéma 16 (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- La discorde (1978)
 1974 Nuits rouges
 1973 La ligne d'ombre (TV Movie)
 1966-1968 Chroniques de France (TV Series documentary) (5 episodes)
- Chroniques de France N° 29 (1968) ... (segment "Paris, gare de l'Europe")
- Chroniques de France N° 26 (1967) ... (segment "Le Modern'style à Paris")
- Chroniques de France N° 17 (1966) ... (segment "one")
- Chroniques de France N° 15 (1966) ... (segment "three")
- Chroniques de France N° 11 (1966) ... (segment "Paris est une forêt")
 1966 Marcel Allain (Documentary short)
 1965 Les rideaux blancs (segment "Les rideaux blancs")
 1963 Judex
 1962 Therese
 1958 La première nuit (Short)
 1957 Notre Dame - cathédrale de Paris (Documentary short)
 1956 Monsieur et Madame Curie (Short)
 1956 Le théâtre national populaire (Documentary short)
 1956 Sur le pont d'Avignon (Short)
 1955 À propos d'une rivière (Short)
 1955 Mon chien (Short)
 1953 Les poussières (Documentary short)
 1952 Hôtel des Invalides (Documentary short)
 1952 Le grand Méliès (Short)
 1949 Le sang des bêtes (Documentary short)
 1934 Le métro (Documentary short)
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1 Biographical Movie | 4 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

G. Franju
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Personal Quote:

I admit I'm much more sensitive to the scenic than the dynamic. When I was tiny I saw a fire for the first time, and afterwards I saw the façade with nothing behind. I've kept the vision of something very artificial and strange- a façade with nothing behind. And what was in front of it? Space..now haunted.. See more »

Trivia:

Brother-in-law of director Patrice Molinard. See more »

Trademark:

Great cinematographic eye See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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