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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)

Filmography

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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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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:

Langlois is credited with resurrecting and ultimately preserving the film legacies of Abel Gance, Louis Feuillade, Erich Von Stroheim, and Louise Brooks. See more »

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Scorpio

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