Jean-Pierre Melville

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Jean-Pierre Melville
Born
Jean-Pierre Grumbach

(1917-10-20)20 October 1917
Paris, France
Died2 August 1973(1973-08-02) (aged 55)
Paris, France
Cause of deathStroke
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
Spouse(s)Florence Melville

Jean-Pierre Melville (French: [mɛlvil]; born Jean-Pierre Grumbach; 20 October 1917 – 2 August 1973) was a French filmmaker and actor.

He became well known for his noir movies, such as Le Doulos (1962), Le Samouraï (1967) and Le Cercle rouge (1970).[1]

Movies[change | change source]

Title Year Credited as Notes Ref(s)
Director Writer Producer Other
24 heures de la vie d'un clown 1946 Yes Yes Yes Yes Short film
Narrator
[2]
Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne 1948 Yes actor [3]
Le Silence de la mer 1949 Yes Yes Yes Film editor [4]
Les Enfants terribles 1950 Yes Yes Yes Yes Production director, actor [5]
Orpheus 1950 Yes Actor [3][6]
Quatre sans millions! 1951 Yes Short film, actor [3]
When You Read This Letter 1953 Yes Yes Yes Adaptation [7][8]
Bob le flambeur 1956 Yes Yes Yes Yes Adaptation, voice-over [9][10]
Amour de poche 1957 Yes Actor [3]
Mimi Pinson 1958 Yes Actor [3][11]
Two Men in Manhattan 1959 Yes Yes Yes Yes Adaptation, dialogue, cinematographer, actor ("Moreau") [12]
Breathless 1960 Yes Actor [3][13]
Léon Morin, Priest 1961 Yes Yes Yes Dialogues [14][15]
Le Doulos 1962 Yes Yes Yes Adaptation, dialogues [16][17]
Landru 1963 Yes Actor [3][18]
Magnet of Doom 1963 Yes Yes Yes Adaptation, dialogues [19][20]
Le deuxième souffle 1966 Yes Yes Yes Dialogues [21][22]
Le Samouraï 1967 Yes Yes Yes Dialogues [23][24]
Army of Shadows 1969 Yes Yes Yes Dialogues [25][26]
Le Cercle rouge 1970 Yes Yes Yes Dialogues [27][28]
Un flic 1972 Yes Yes Yes Dialogues [29][30]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jean-Pierre Melville: Life and Work of a Groundbreaking Filmmaking Poet • Cinephilia & Beyond". Cinephilia & Beyond. 2017-04-11. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  2. Vincendeau 2003, p. 222.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Vincendeau 2003, p. 261.
  4. Vincendeau 2003, p. 223.
  5. Vincendeau 2003, p. 225.
  6. "Orphée (1949) Jean Cocteau" (in French). Bifi.fr. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  7. Vincendeau 2003, p. 226.
  8. Vincendeau 2003, p. 227.
  9. Vincendeau 2003, p. 228.
  10. Vincendeau 2003, p. 229.
  11. "Mimi Pinson (1957) Robert Darène" (in French). Bifi.fr. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  12. Vincendeau 2003, p. 230.
  13. "Breathless (1959) Jean-Luc Godard" (in French). Bifi.fr. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  14. Vincendeau 2003, p. 231.
  15. Vincendeau 2003, p. 232.
  16. Vincendeau 2003, p. 233.
  17. Vincendeau 2003, p. 234.
  18. "Landru (1962) Claude Chabrol" (in French). Bifi.fr. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  19. Vincendeau 2003, p. 236.
  20. Vincendeau 2003, p. 237.
  21. Vincendeau 2003, p. 238.
  22. Vincendeau 2003, p. 239.
  23. Vincendeau 2003, p. 242.
  24. Vincendeau 2003, p. 243.
  25. Vincendeau 2003, p. 244.
  26. Vincendeau 2003, p. 245.
  27. Vincendeau 2003, p. 246.
  28. Vincendeau 2003, p. 247.
  29. Vincendeau 2003, p. 248.
  30. Vincendeau 2003, p. 249.