Marcel Pagnol

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Pagnol, Marcel

(märsĕl` pänyôl`), 1895–1974, French dramatist and film director. Pagnol gained recognition for his trilogy of sentimental comedies set on the Marseilles waterfront—Marius (1929), Fanny (1931), and César (1936)—for which he wrote the screenplays (1931, 1932, 1934). He used César for his directorial debut. Other films include The Well-Digger's Daughter (1940) and Letters from My Windmill (1955). Merlusse (1935, tr. 1937) embodies Pagnol's theories of the film art. His other works include the plays Judas (1956) and Angèle (1970). In 1986, the two-part film Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources, based on Pagnol's novel The Water of the Hills (1962), met great success. His reminiscences form the basis of two critically acclaimed 1991 films, My Father's Glory and My Mother's Castle.


See his memoir, The Days Were Too Short (tr. 1960).

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The humanist spirit of Gallic novelist-director Marcel Pagnol is alive and well in the old-fashionedly sincere "The Well-Digger's Daughter," a competent remake of Pagnol's eponymous 1940 melodrama about a working-class girl impregnated by a young pilot who's sent off to war.
The same is true of the films of Marcel Pagnol, whose character Panisse inspired Alice Waters to name her seminal California restaurant that itself owes so much to French cooking and culture.
Es evidente que la personalidad de este autor y sus planteamientos artisticos han sido muy discutidos (Garcia-Abad 480), sobre todo por aquellos que vieron en sus deseos de utilizar los nuevos recursos sonoros, unos elementos que podian distorsionar el pleno concepto del cine; a pesar de todo, en los ultimos anos se ha producido una revision de su obra y un deseo de reivindicacion de sus planteamientos (Beylie, Marcel Pagnol ou le cinema).
Por su parte, la cinta francesa Un lugar en el corazon, de Robert Guediguian, "esta llena de un calor muy a la Marcel Pagnol, abordando los temas de lo cotidiano del barrio, como microcosmos de una parte de Francia que no tiene nada que ver con Paris", en tanto que la otra pelicula francesa, Final de agosto, principio de septiembre, de Olivier Assayas, "es una obra mas sofisticada, con una elaboracion mas universal".
French cinema really begins with the great writer and director Marcel Pagnol, many of whose films are available at the library.
And the Vieux Port of Marseilles is a magic place in which to assist, especially at dusk--that blue hour--when the masts of the little boats, the flags, and the twinkling lights on the water suggest a painting by Raoul Dufy, while more than a few of the local inhabitants drinking at the cafes fringing the harbor remind you that this is Marcel Pagnol territory.
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L'ecole primaire Marcel Pagnol, a Casablanca, a ete contrainte de fermer ses portes, en plein milieu des vacances scolaires qui se terminent le 9 mars.
Founded by several Chez Panisse managers, the two businesses are more kin than neighbors, with even their names sharing the same roots (Panisse and Cesar are both characters in the famous Marseillaise film trilogy by Marcel Pagnol that includes "Marius," "Fanny," and "Cesar").
the buildings concerned are the marcel pagnol room, the pablo picasso room, the leisure center and the health center (from 1 may 2018).