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René Clément
René Clément
René Clément
(French: [klemɑ̃]; 18 March 1913 – 17 March 1996) was a French film director and screenwriter.Contents1 Life and career 2 Partial list of awards 3 Films 4 References 5 External linksLife and career[edit] Clément studied architecture at the École des Beaux-Arts
École des Beaux-Arts
where he developed an interest in filmmaking. In 1936, he directed his first film, a 20-minute short written by and featuring Jacques Tati. Clément spent the latter part of the 1930s making documentaries in parts of the Middle East and Africa
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Venice Film Festival
The Venice
Venice
Film Festival or Venice
Venice
International Film Festival (Italian: Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica della Biennale di Venezia, "International Exhibition of Cinematographic Art of the Venice
Venice
Biennale"), founded in 1932, is the oldest film festival in the world and one of the "Big Three" film festivals alongside the Cannes Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival.[1][2] The film festival is part of the Venice
Venice
Biennale, which was founded by the Venetian City Council in 1895
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Harry Saltzman
Herschel Saltzman (/ˈsɔːltsmən/; October 27, 1915 – September 28, 1994), better known as Harry Saltzman, was a Canadian theatre and film producer, best known for his role in co-producing the James Bond film series with Albert R. Broccoli. He lived most of his life in Denham, Buckinghamshire, England.Contents1 Life and career1.1 James Bond2 List of Saltzman's productions 3 References 4 Sources 5 External linksLife and career[edit] Saltzman was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec,[1] the son of Jewish immigrants.[2][3] Raised in Saint John, New Brunswick for the first seven years of his life. His father, a horticulturalist, moved the family to Cleveland, Ohio.[1] He ran away from home at the age of 15, according to daughter Hilary Saltzman in the Ian Fleming Foundation documentary Harry Saltzman: Showman
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Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(/ˈkɒpələ/,[1][2][3] Italian: [ˈkɔppola]; born April 7, 1939)[4] is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, film composer, and vintner. He was a central figure in the New Hollywood filmmaking movement of the 1960s and 1970s. After directing The Rain People in 1969, Coppola co-wrote Patton (1970), earning the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
along with Edmund H. North. Coppola's reputation as a filmmaker was cemented with the release of The Godfather
The Godfather
(1972). The film revolutionized movie-making in the gangster genre,[5] and was adored by the public and critics alike
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Gore Vidal
Eugene Luther Gore Vidal
Gore Vidal
(/ˌɡɔːr vɪˈdɑːl/ born Eugene Louis Vidal; October 3, 1925 – July 31, 2012) was an American writer and public intellectual known for his patrician manner, epigrammatic wit, and polished style of writing.[1][2] Vidal was born to a political family; his maternal grandfather, Thomas Pryor Gore, served as United States senator from Oklahoma (1907–1921 and 1931–1937). He was a Democratic Party politician who twice sought elected office; first to the United States House of Representatives (New York, 1960), then to the U.S. Senate (California, 1982).[3] As a political commentator and essayist, Vidal's principal subject was the history of the United States and its society, especially how the militaristic foreign policy reduced the country to a decadent empire.[4] His political and cultural essays were published in The Nation, the New Statesman, the New York Review of Books, and Esquire magazines
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New York Film Critics Circle Awards
The New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) is an American film critic organization founded in 1935
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Monte Carlo
Monte Carlo
Monte Carlo
(/ˈmɒnti ˈkɑːrloʊ/; Italian pronunciation: [ˈmonte ˈkarlo]; French: Monte-Carlo, pronounced [mɔ̃te kaʁlo], or colloquially Monte-Carl, pronounced [mɔ̃te kaʁl]; Monégasque: Monte-Carlu) officially refers to an administrative area of the Principality of Monaco, specifically the ward of Monte Carlo/Spélugues, where the Monte Carlo Casino is located. Informally the name also refers to a larger district, the Monte Carlo
Monte Carlo
Quarter (corresponding to the former municipality of Monte Carlo), which besides Monte Carlo/Spélugues also includes the wards of La Rousse/Saint Roman, Larvotto/Bas Moulins, and Saint Michel. The permanent population of the ward of Monte Carlo
Monte Carlo
is about 3,500, while that of the quarter is about 15,000. Monaco
Monaco
has four traditional quarters
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French Resistance
The French Resistance
French Resistance
(French: La Résistance) was the collection of French movements that fought against the Nazi German occupation of France and the collaborationist Vichy régime during the Second World War. Resistance cells were small groups of armed men and women (called the Maquis in rural areas),[2][3] who, in addition to their guerrilla warfare activities, were also publishers of underground newspapers, providers of first-hand intelligence information, and maintainers of escape networks that helped Allied soldiers and airmen trapped behind enemy lines
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Imam Yahya
Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din
Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din
(or Imam
Imam
Yahya) (18 June 1869 — 17 February 1948)[1] became Imam
Imam
of the Zaydis in 1904 after the death of his father, Muhammad Al-Mansur,[2] and Imam
Imam
of Yemen
Yemen
in 1918. His name and title in full was His majesty Amir al-Mumenin al-Mutawakkil 'Ala Allah Rab ul-Alamin Imam
Imam
Yahya bin al-Mansur Bi'llah Muhammad Hamidaddin, Imam
Imam
and Commander of the Faithful (the prince of the believers, he who relies on God, the Lord of the Universe). Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din
Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din
was born on Friday 18 June 1869 in Sanaa into the Hamidaddin branch of the al-Qasimi dynasty who ruled most of Yemen
Yemen
proper and South Saudi Arabia today for over 900 years
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Documentary Film
A documentary film is a nonfictional motion picture intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction, education, or maintaining a historical record.[1] Such films were originally shot on film stock—the only medium available—but now include video and digital productions that can be either direct-to-video, made into a TV show, or released for screening in cinemas
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Yemen
Coordinates: 15°N 48°E / 15°N 48°E / 15; 48Republic of Yemen اَلْـجُـمْـهُـوْرِيَّـة الْـيَـمَـنِـيَّـة (Arabic) al-Jumhūrīyah al-YamanīyahFlagEmblemMotto:  الله، اَلْـوَطَـن، اَلـثَّـوْرَة، اَلْـوَحْـدَة (Arabic) "Allāh, al-Waṭan, ath-Thawrah, al-Waḥdah" "God, Country, Revolution, Unity"Anthem: اَلْـجُـمْـهُـوْرِيَّـة الْـمُـتَّـحِـدَة (Arabic) al-Jumhūrīyah al-Muttaḥidah (English: "United Republic")Location of  Yemen  (red)Capital and largest city Sana'aOfficial languages ArabicReligion IslamDemonym Yemeni, YemeniteGovernment Provisional government• President
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Paul Graetz
Paul Graetz (August 8, 1889 – February 16, 1937) was a German actor.[1] Selected filmography[edit]Monna Vanna (1922) I.N.R.I
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École Des Beaux-Arts
An École des Beaux-Arts
École des Beaux-Arts
(French pronunciation: ​[ekɔl de bozaʁ], School of Fine Arts) is one of a number of influential art schools in France. The most famous is the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, now located on the left bank in Paris, across the Seine
Seine
from the Louvre, at 14 rue Bonaparte (in the 6th arrondissement). The school has a history spanning more than 350 years, training many of the great artists in Europe
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Screenwriter
A screenplay writer (also called screenwriter for short), scriptwriter or scenarist is a writer who practices the craft of screenwriting, writing screenplays on which mass media, such as films, television programs, comics or video games, are based.Contents1 Profession 2 Film
Film
industry 3 Script doctoring 4 Development process 5 Production involvement 6 Union 7 See also 8 ReferencesProfession[edit] Screenwriting
Screenwriting
is a freelance profession. No education is required to become a professional screenwriter, just good storytelling abilities and imagination. Screenwriters are not hired employees but contracted freelancers. Most, if not all, screenwriters start their careers writing on speculation (spec) and so write without being hired or paid for it. If such a script is sold, it is called a spec script
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Film Director
A film director is a person who directs the making of a film. A film director controls a film's artistic and dramatic aspects and visualizes the screenplay (or script) while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfillment of that vision. The director has a key role in choosing the cast members, production design, and the creative aspects of filmmaking.[1] Under European Union
European Union
law, the director is viewed as the author of the film.[2] The film director gives direction to the cast and crew and creates an overall vision through which a film eventually becomes realized, or noticed. Directors need to be able to mediate differences in creative visions and stay within the boundaries of the film's budget. There are many pathways to becoming a film director. Some film directors started as screenwriters, cinematographers, film editors or actors. Other film directors have attended a film school. Directors use different approaches
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César Award
The César Award
César Award
is the national film award of France. It is delivered in the Nuit des César ceremony and was first awarded in 1976. The nominations are selected by the members of twelve categories of filmmaking professionals and supported by the French Ministry of Culture.[1] The nationally televised award ceremony is held in the Théâtre du Châtelet
Théâtre du Châtelet
in Paris each year in February. It is an initiative from the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma which was founded in 1975. The César Award
César Award
is considered the highest film honor in France, the French film industry's equivalent to the Molière Award
Molière Award
for theatre, and the Victoires de la Musique for music
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