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Jean-Pierre Melville (1917–1973)


The name "Melville" is not immediately associated with film. It conjures up images of white whales and crackbrained captains, of naysaying notaries and soup-spilling sailors. It is the countersign to a realm of men and their deeds, both heroic and villainous. It is the American novel, with its Ishmaels and its Claggarts a challenge to the European... See full bio »

Died:

(age 55) in Paris, France

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Breathless Parvulesco the Writer
(1960)
Le Samouraï Writer
(1967)
(1961)
Le Doulos Writer
(1963)

Filmography

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 2002 The Good Thief (film "Bob le flambeur") / (screenplay "Bob le flambeur")
 1972 Un Flic
 1969 Army of Shadows (adaptation)
 1967 Le Samouraï
 1966 Le Deuxième Souffle (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1963 L'aîné des Ferchaux (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1963 Le Doulos (adaptation)
 1961 Léon Morin, Priest (adaptation)
 1959 Deux hommes dans Manhattan (scenario, adaptation and dialogue)
 1956 Bob le Flambeur (adaptation - as Melville) / (original story - as Melville)
 1950 Les Enfants Terribles (uncredited)
 1949 Le Silence de la Mer (adaptation)
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Alternate Names:

Jean Pierre Melville | Melville

Height:

6' 0¾" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm incapable of doing anything but rough drafts. Each time I see one of my films again, then and only then can I see what I should have done. But I only see things this clearly once the finished print is being shown on the screen everywhere and it's too late to do anything about it. See more »

Trivia:

"As one of his films after another is rediscovered, Melville is moving into the ranks of the greatest directors." Roger Ebert says. See more »

Trademark:

Often cast Jean-Paul Belmondo and Alain Delon See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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