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Cine-Simenon: Georges Simenon on Film

14 August 2013 9:26 PM, PDT | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

The Belgian-born Georges Simenon (1903-1989) wrote over 200 novels (by Wikipedia's count) plus many shorter works. The New York Times estimates that number (including his memoirs and nonfiction works) as being between 400 and 500. Simenon's creation, Inspector Jules Maigret, who appeared in about 75 works, "ranks only after Sherlock Holmes as the world's best known fictional detective." (I'm not sure how Poirot feels about that.) Of course, such popularity could not be overlooked by the entertainment industry, and imdb.com has compiled a list of 132 movies and TV shows based on his oeuvre. And now the Anthology Archives, with Kathy Geritz and the Pacific Film Archive, is presenting 14 of these celluloid joys within the series appropriately entitled Cine-Simenon: George Simenon on Film, which runs until August 21st.

Before viewing the celluloid Simenon, I decided to nestle down with the textural Simenon, and within a week, I had plowed through five of his works, »

- Brandon Judell

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French Academy Honors Haneke, Affleck, Riva, Trintignant

23 February 2013 4:22 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Amour, Haneke, veterans Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant: The 38th Prix César Austrian-based filmmaker Michael Haneke's French-language drama about love, aging, illness, and death, Amour, won a total of five Césars earlier this evening at a ceremony held at Paris' Théâtre du Châtelet: Best Film, Best Actress for veteran Emmanuelle Riva, Best Actor for the equally veteran Jean-Louis Trintignant, Best Director for Haneke, and Best Original Screenplay (written by Haneke himself). [Pictured above: Best Actress César winner Emmanuelle Riva, looking radiant.] "I'm very lucky at this stage in my life to experience such a wonder," said Riva, who became an international film personality after the release of Alain Resnais' classic Hiroshima Mon Amour in 1959. Haneke was no present at the ceremony, for, at least according to one report, he's working on a production of the opera Cosi Fan Tutte, which debuts on Saturday in Spain. (As per other reports, the filmmaker is in Los Angeles for the Academy Awards. »

- Andre Soares

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