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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 »

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(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 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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Personal Quote:

[describing his style] I'm led to give documentary realism the appearance of fiction. Kafka becomes terrifying from the moment it is documentary. In documentary I work the other way round. See more »

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Co-founder, with Henri Langlois, of the French Cinematheque in 1936. See more »

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Aries

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