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Alain Resnais


Who is Alain Resnais?

Alain Resnais was a French film director whose career extended over more than six decades. After training as a film editor in the mid-1940s, he went on to direct a number of short films which included Night and Fog, an influential documentary about the Nazi concentration camps.

  • also known as Alain Pierre Marie Jean Georges Resnais, The Sphinx, Alex Reval, Alzin Rezarail
  • born on (93 years ago) in Vannes
  • nationality: France
  • profession: Film director, film editor, screenwriter, cinematographer, actor
  • died on in Paris
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Google previewLooking at Movies, An Introduction to Film (2016)

Arts, Performing arts by CTI Reviews

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Holocaust Cinema (2012)

by Robert Charles Reimer, Carol J. Reimer

Noted film director and film critic Francois Truffaut called Night and Fog (Nuit et brouillard, Alain Resnais, 1955) the best movie of 1956, against which all other films looked “trivial.” The praise is remarkable not only because Truffaut was limited ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of South American Cinema (2014)

by Peter H. Rist

Alain Resnais, Providence (France/Switzerland, 1977); and Constantin Costa-Gavras, Clair de femme (France/Italy/ West Germany). Resnais has praised Aronovich's work on Providence for its majestic and “magical realist” qualities.

Google previewWorld Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre (2013)

Volume 6: Bibliography and Cumulative Index by Irving Brown (Consulting Bibliographer), Natasha Rappaport (Bibliographer), Don Rubin (General Editor), Rosabel Wang (Consulting Bibliographer)

François Truffaut— Marcel Ophuls— CostaGavras— Jean Anouilh — JeanLouis Barrault — Eugène Ionesco— Breyten Breytenbach — Michael Lonsdale — Peter Brook — Alain Resnais — Alain RobbeGrillet — Louis ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the World Novel (2015)

by Michael David Sollars, Arbolina Llamas Jennings

scripted by Alain RobbeGrillet and directedby Alain Resnais,washeavily influenced byTheInvention ofMorel and was the firstcinematic depiction of twopeople whocoexist spatially ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Film Studies (2012)

by Annette Kuhn, Guy Westwell

In this context, Chris Marker, along with Alexandre Astruc, Jean Luc Godard, Alain Resnais, and Agnes Varda, pioneered the essay film as a distinct form. Astruc's article 'The Birth of a New Avant-Garde: The Camera-Pen', first published in ...

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Oh, yes, that never happened to me in my life before. It was a risky film, and I warned the producer. (Alain Resnais)
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