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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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Louis Lumière
Louis Lumière Himself
(1968)
Grierson
Grierson Himself (Cinémathèque française)
(1973)
Carl Th. Dreyer
Carl Th. Dreyer Himself
(1966)

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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:

[on Louise Brooks] There is no Greta Garbo! There is no Marlene Dietrich! There is only Louise Brooks. See more »

Trivia:

In early 1968, Langlois was effectively fired as head of the Cinematheque Francaise by French Minister of Culture Andre Malraux. Citing administrative incompetence, Malraux terminated the archive's subsidy and moved to appoint a new head. Malraux objected to Langlois running the Cinematheque, a Paris movie archive, as his own private fiefdom. He and Georges Franju had co-founded the archive in ... See more »

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