Louis Malle
Film director
Louis Malle
Louis Malle was an award-winning French film director, screenwriter, and producer. His film, Le Monde du silence, won the Palme d'Or and Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1956. He was also nominated multiple times for Academy Awards later in his career. Malle worked in both French cinema and Hollywood, and he produced both French and English language films.
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Dining in high style: What's behind the Knife and Fork's unique shape? - Press of Atlantic City
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A scene between Burt Lancaster and Susan Sarandon was shot there for the 1980 Louis Malle film, "Atlantic City." The second floor was decorated with an Old English hunting motif and the private booths - serviced through a system of bells, which are now
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Court Theatre adds Spunk to its new season - Examiner.com
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She costarred with Brooke Shields in Louis Malle's Pretty Baby and appeared in such television series as Miami Vice, The Equalizer, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, and Cosby. The creative team of Spunk includes Tom Burch (scenic design),
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Julianne Moore: still fabulous at 50, interview - Telegraph.co.uk
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There were three defining films that she says changed her status from supporting player to leading lady: Safe, from the director Todd Haynes; Nine Months, with Hugh Grant; and Louis Malle's Vanya on 42nd Street (all in 1995)
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The art of cycling on film - The Guardian (blog)
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The best cycling films capture the anarchic buzz of sleepy provincial town transformed into gladiatorial grandstand, and the short films Pour un Maillot Jaune, by Claude Lelouch, and Vive le Tour, by Louis Malle, achieve this very vividly
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Hollywood's consummate all-rounder made movies happen - The Age
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She wrote the screenplay for Pretty Baby (1978), directed by Louis Malle and starring Brooke Shields as a child prostitute in World War I-era New Orleans. With that film, Platt also began her producing career, serving as an associate producer
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Cate Blanchett made me a believer in 'Uncle Vanya' - Baltimore Sun (blog)
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In the early, 1990s, the great American stage director Andre Gregory directed a classic "workshop" production of "Uncle Vanya" (film director Louis Malle turned it into "Vanya on 42nd Street"). At the time, Gregory told me that he viewed Yelena,
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Dog Days Directives #4: Go On An August Crime Spree - Philebrity.com
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Their series of what we'll loosely call French gangster movies — from film class classics like Louis Malle's Elevator To The Gallows to more recent fare like 2008′s Mesrine, featuring Vincent Cassell in a star turn that you absolutely must see if you
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Moviemaker Polly Platt dies at 72 - Austin 360
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Platt's biggest screenwriting credit came on 1978's "Pretty Baby," the Louis Malle film that starred Brooke Shields, Keith Carradine and Susan Sarandon. Austinites wanting to enjoy some of Platt's work can catch "Terms of Endearment" tonight at the
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Attack the Block - The National
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Cornish, an enormous cinema buff, has thrown a life's worth of film influences - from Louis Malle's Lacombe, Lucien to Steven Spielberg's ET - into a story he's been brewing for 15 years or so. As the group of hooded teenagers tool up and begin to
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Zazie dans le metro - WhatDVD.Net
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Director Louis Malle took up the challenge of adapting a book that was all about words and language and translated it into visuals. It was also a radical departure from his previous two films, the New Wave noir Elevator to the Gallows (1958) and the
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A Journey Through the Eclipse Series: Louis Malle's Calcutta - CriterionCast.com
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Given that Louis Malle himself has had two of his films (Zazie dans le Metro and Black Moon) recently published by Criterion, and that Ray was a Bengali who based his films in the northeastern corner of that great subcontinent, it make perfect sense
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A Tragic Actress's Twilight, Burning, Not Dimming - New York Times
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In Louis Malle's “Zazie Dans le Métro” (1960), Catherine Demongeot is, with Vittorio Caprioli, something of an aerialist. Long overshadowed by William Wyler's 1940 remake starring Bette Davis, the first filming, from 1929, of W. Somerset Maugham's
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Frolicking Amidst a Fractured Post-War Culture: 'Zazie dans le Métro' - PopMatters
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For his third feature, Louis Malle turned from the cool meditations on love and murder that characterized his first two efforts, to embrace anarchic farce. Beneath the slapstick, color, and special effects, though, Zazie dans le Métro (1960) presents a
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Blu-Ray Review: Louis Malle's 'Zazie Dans Le Metro,' 'Black Moon' - HollywoodChicago.com
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CHICAGO – The Criterion Collection recently inducted two of beloved French filmmaker Louis Malle's most surreal works, a great double feature given their thematic commonalities and the chance to view how a notorious director changed and challenged
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Louis Malle
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1995
    Age 62
    He died from lymphoma at their home in Beverly Hills, California, at 63 on Thanksgiving Day 23 November 1995.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1985
    Age 52
    They had one child, a daughter, Chloe Francoise Malle, on 8 November 1985.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1980
    Age 47
    He married actress Candice Bergen in 1980.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1965
    Age 32
    Malle was married to Anne-Marie Deschodt from 1965 to 1967.
    More Details Hide Details He had a son, Manuel Cuotemoc Malle (born 1971) with German actress Gila von Weitershausen and a daughter, filmmaker Justine Malle (born 1974), with Canadian actress Alexandra Stewart.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1957
    Age 24
    He assisted Robert Bresson on A Man Escaped (French title: Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut, 1956) before making his first feature, Ascenseur pour l'échafaud in 1957 (released in the U.K. as Lift to the Scaffold and in the U.S. originally as Frantic, later as Elevator to the Gallows).
    More Details Hide Details A taut thriller featuring an original score by Miles Davis, Ascenseur pour l'échafaud made an international film star of Jeanne Moreau, at the time a leading stage actress of the Comédie-Française. Malle was 24 years old. Malle's The Lovers (Les Amants, 1958), which also starred Moreau, caused major controversy due to its sexual content, leading to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case regarding the legal definition of obscenity. In Jacobellis v. Ohio, a theater owner was fined $2,500 for obscenity. The decision was eventually reversed by the higher court, which found that the film was not obscene and hence constitutionally protected. However, the court could not agree on the definition of "obscene", which caused Justice Potter Stewart to utter his "I know it when I see it" opinion, perhaps the most famous single line associated with the court.
  • 1956
    Age 23
    He worked as the co-director and cameraman to Jacques Cousteau on the documentary The Silent World (1956), which won an Oscar and the Palme d'Or at the 1956 Academy Awards and Cannes Film Festival respectively.
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    His film Le Monde du silence won the Palme d'Or and Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1956.
    More Details Hide Details He was also nominated multiple times for Academy Awards later in his career. Malle is one of the few directors to have won the Golden Lion multiple times. Malle worked in both French cinema and Hollywood, and he produced both French and English language films. His most famous films include the crime film Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (1958), the World War II drama Lacombe, Lucien (1974), the romantic crime film Atlantic City (1980), the comedy-drama My Dinner with Andre (1981), and the autobiographical film Au revoir les enfants (1987). Malle was born into a wealthy industrialist family in Thumeries, Nord, France, the son of Francoise (Béghin) and Pierre Malle. He initially studied political science at Sciences Po before turning to film studies at IDHEC instead.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1932
    Born
    Born on October 30, 1932.
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