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Henri Langlois (1914–1977)

Founder of the Cinématheque Française; the foremost and most famous film archivist of all time. Personally responsible for saving thousands of films, and popularizing the enjoyment of esoteric and lost masterpieces. See full bio »

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(age 62) in Paris, France

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Known For

Louis Lumière
Louis Lumière Himself
(1968)
Grierson
Grierson Himself (Cinémathèque française)
(1973)
Carl Th. Dreyer
Carl Th. Dreyer Himself
(1966)
Le métro
Le métro Director
(1934)

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 1971 Les yeux de maman sont des étoiles (producer - uncredited)
 1968 Le Dagmaluakh (producer - uncredited)
 1958 Spatiodynamisme (Short) (producer)
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Personal Quote:

Films are like Persian rugs: you keep them at their best by using them. Before you can show an old film, it has to exist -- that is, it has to have been conserved (in the archival sense). And in order to conserve it, first it has to have been "collected" (in the going-out-of-one's-way-to-rescue-and-save-what-others-discard sense). The cinema is a means towards the acquisition of knowledge in the ... See more »

Trivia:

He had a wish to make a 35mm color-film with painter Marc Chagall. Chagall came with the idea to portray his life by means of his paintings. Langlois started filming in 1952 and in 1954 he asked Joris Ivens to supervise and edit the already large amount of shot material. In 1958, when Ivens (with assistant Tinto Brass) edited most of it, and Langlois finished the last recordings, the film ... See more »

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