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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 »


(age 62) in Paris, France

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 1934 Le métro (Documentary short)
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[on Louise Brooks] There is no Greta Garbo! There is no Marlene Dietrich! There is only Louise Brooks. See more »


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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