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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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Le métro
Le métro Director
(1934)
Spatiodynamisme
Spatiodynamisme Producer
(1958)
Paris mil neuf cent
Paris mil neuf cent Miscellaneous Crew
(1947)

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 1971 Les yeux de maman sont des étoiles (producer - uncredited)
 1968 Le Dagmaluakh (producer - uncredited)
 1958 Spatiodynamisme (Short) (producer)
 1950 Le lendemain (Short) (producer - uncredited)
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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 »

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When French Cultural Minister Malraux tried to remove Langlois from his directorship position at the Cinematheque because of his poor management of the bureaucracy, Langlois disciples like Claude Chabrol, Eric Rohmer, and Jean-Luc Godard caused a public uproar that saved their mentor's position. See more »

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