Louis Malle

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Louis Malle
BirthplaceThumeries, Nord, France

Malle, Louis

(lwē mäl), 1932–95, French film director, b. Thumeries, France. Malle's motion pictures are noted for their nonjudgmental approach to often taboo material, for which he sought to cause the audience to reevaluate its attitudes. The Fire Within (1963), for example, concerns the last hours of a man approaching suicide, Murmur of the Heart (1971) with incest, and Lacombe, Lucien (1974) with the French resistance and collaboration during World War II. Frequently centering on social outsiders, his diverse, innovative, and deeply personal films explore human relationships in a manner that is at once clear-eyed and romantic. Malle began making feature films in France during the 1950s, creating some of his most memorable works during the 1960s and 70s, e.g., The Thief of Paris (1966), Murmur of the Heart, and Lacombe, Lucien. For several years he worked in the United States, where his English-language films included the controversial Pretty Baby (1978), the elegiac Atlantic City (1980), and the hilarious My Dinner with André (1981). Malle returned to France in 1986, where he directed such films as Au Revoir les Enfants (1987) and Damage (1992). He also made several memorable documentaries.
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The author devotes the fifth and sixth chapters to the films of Jean Renoir, Louis Malle, Roberto Rossellini, and Arne Sucksdorff, international directors who traveled to India to discover the spiritual peace and connection to nature that the West had lost through technology and its endless hegemonic quest for market and political power.
Las variaciones Marker rompe las reglas y pinta de cuerpo entero al artista que influiria en generaciones de cineastas como Louis Malle, Aguas Varda o, mas recientemente, Sofia Coppola.
began his career working as a cameraman for Quentin Tarantino, but West Beyrouth feels closer in spirit to the Louis Malle of Murmur of the Heart.
One such instance is the mentioning of the German SDS study group on the Third World named Viva Maria Gruppe, after the 1965 Louis Malle film starring Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau as revolutionary leaders in Latin America.
She played a brothel child in the Louis Malle film.
She began playing small roles in films in 1951 and over the following decade achieved success as the star of several popular films, including Elevator to the Gallows (1958), directed by Louis Malle.
He is (or will be thought of as) the 21st-century, English-language Ingmar Bergman, Fellini, Kurosawa, Luis Bunuel, Louis Malle.
Following the death of her husband, director Louis Malle, in 1995, Bergen married New York real estate magnate and philanthropist Marshall Rose, and they reside in New York with her daughter, Chloe.
It was the beginning of an 11-year collaboration involving numerous world tours and over 20 albums, including recordings with Michel Legrand, Peggy Lee, Yehudi Menuhin, Nelson Riddle and the soundtrack for the Louis Malle movie, Milou en Mai.
Many times during Suite Francaise, marveling at the way in which Nemirovsky somehow conjured a scene out of her own terrible misfortune and invested it with a subtlety implying the possession of distance, I found myself wondering whether I wasn't reading something written thirty years later--a lost script of a Louis Malle movie, perhaps.
Certains moments ou auteurs sont negliges au profit d'autres: il n'est consacre que deux pages a la Revue Negre, qui pourtant fut cruciale pour l'enracinement du jazz en France; Louis Malle et ses films occupent la moitie du chapitre sur le cinema; Celine et Sartre occupent une bonne partie du chapitre sur la litterature, laissant peu de place a des auteurs moins examines tels Butor, Gailly, Echenoz et Reda.
This work provides a critical overview of the entire oeuvre of filmmaker Louis Malle, renowned for such directing such works as Les Amants, Au revoir les enfants, and Atlantic City.