Eric Rohmer

Éric Rohmer
Maurice Henri Joseph Schérer or Jean Marie Maurice Schérer
Birthday
BirthplaceTulle, Corrèze, France
Died
Occupation
Film Director, Journalist, Teacher

Rohmer, Eric,

1920–2010, French film director and writer, b. Jean-Marie Maurice Schérer. He was a founder (1950) of La Gazette du cinéma, cowrote (1957) a study of Alfred HitchcockHitchcock, Sir Alfred,
1899–1980, English-American film director, writer, and producer, b. London. Hitchcock began his career as a director in 1925 and became prominent with The 39 Steps (1935) and The Lady Vanishes (1938).
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, and edited (1957–63) the influential journal Cahiers du cinéma. One of the founders of France's cinematic "New Wave," he made short films in the 1950s before directing his first feature, The Sign of Leo (1959), in which he initiated his typically calm and intellectual style, emphasizing the flow of conversation and ideas and portraying little physical action. In 1962 he began a cycle of "Six Moral Tales," which explore relationships between men and women, achieving popular and critical success with My Night at Maud's (1969), Claire's Knee (1970), and Chloe in the Afternoon (1972). After two stylized period dramas, The Marquise of O (1976) and Perceval (1978), he began another contemporary cycle, "Comedies and Proverbs," highlighted by the acclaimed Pauline at the Beach (1983) and Summer (1986). Rohmer's later films include his "Four Seasons" quartet (1990–98), the historical The Lady and the Duke (2001), and his final work, Romance of Astrée and Céladon (2007).

Bibliography

See study by C. G. Crisp (1988).

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Indeed, by reading the hundreds of articles that Claude Chabrol, Jean-Luc Godard, Jacques Rivette, Eric Rohmer, and Francois Truffaut left us, it is hard to believe that this immensely influential trend in film criticism can be reduced to a plea to value the director more than any other creative source implied in filmmaking.
The 19-year-old former model is busier than ever: In 2013, she starred in four films and a TV miniseries, including Koji Fukada's paen to Eric Rohmer, summer-at-the-beach drama "Hotori no sakuko"; and Sono's new action comedy "Why Don't You Play in Hell.
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Eric Rohmer is one of the very few filmmakers to have created such a distinctive, formally and thematically unified body of work that it would be impossible to mistake one of his films for the work of any other director.
Those engaged in cinema studies will find Valentine Ponzetta's "Comedies et proverbes, de Musset a Rohmer" of special interest, as it was written with the participation of Eric Rohmer.
Antes de medianoche, la ultima pelicula de la trilogia compuesta ademas por Antes del amanecer (1995) y Antes del atardecer (2004), conjuga los riesgos de la independencia de su director, Richard Linklater, con la fidelidad a una cierta tradicion de cine dialogico y realista, del que tal vez Eric Rohmer sea su mas fiel exponente.
She is credited with being one of the French New Wave of directors who emerged in the late 1950s and 60s - the likes of Jean-Luc Godard, Francoise Truffaut and Eric Rohmer - but she actually predates them.