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Gilbert Adair (1944–2011)

Gilbert Adair was born on December 29, 1944 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was a writer and actor, known for The Dreamers (2003), Blind Revenge (2009) and Klimt (2006). He died on December 8, 2011 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 66) in London, England, UK

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The Dreamers Writer
Blind Revenge Writer
Klimt Writer


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 2016/I The Carer (written by)
 2009 Blind Revenge
 2006 Klimt (translation: English)
 2003 The Dreamers (based on the novel) / (screenplay)
 1981 The Territory (uncredited)
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 2003 The Dreamers
Man in the Louvre (uncredited)
 1997 Love and Death on Long Island
Man at Lecture (uncredited)
 1979 Écoute voir...
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 2009 Blind Revenge (associate producer)
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 2004 Outside the Window: Events in France, May 1968 (Video documentary short)
 2003 Cinema Sex Politics: Bertolucci Makes 'The Dreamers' (TV Movie documentary)
 2000 J.M. Barrie, la vérité sur Peter Pan (TV Movie documentary)
 1996 François Truffaut: The Man Who Loved Cinema - Love & Death (TV Movie documentary)
 1989 The Late Show (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Presenter
- Truffaut's Letters (1989) ... Himself - Presenter

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The real problem with "minimal" art is not that it's minimal, but that it's not. The eye strays. In the cinema, it has been trained to do so, often with aberrant results. Though I doubt if I could coherently relate the plot of "North By Northwest", a movie I must have seen four or five times, I believe I'll remember to my dying day the color of Cary Grant's socks as he flees from the crop-dusting... See more »


For a few years in the 1980s, he contributed a regular column to "Sight And Sound", the British Film Institute's house magazine, under the pseudonym of "Heurtebise" (a name taken from the poetry of Jean Cocteau). In this column, he poured scorn on the notion of "British Film Year", which was designed to get the British back into a cinema-going habit (the year in question being 1985). He also said... See more »

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