Curt Courant

Director of photography
One of Europe's most distinguished cinematograhers who shot films for Marcel Carne, Alfred Hitchcock, Jean Renoir and Charlie Chaplin ("Monsieur Verdoux" 1947). Of Jewish descent, Courant worked with Fritz Lang before ... Read more »
Born: 05/10/1899 in Germany

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (8)

It Happened in Athens 1961 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Le Jour Se Leve 1938 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Man Who Knew Too Much 1933 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Quo Vadis? 1923 (Movie)

(Photography)

Perfect Understanding (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Rasputin (TV Show)

Cinematographer

The Iron Duke (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

The Man in the Mirror (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Biography

One of Europe's most distinguished cinematograhers who shot films for Marcel Carne, Alfred Hitchcock, Jean Renoir and Charlie Chaplin ("Monsieur Verdoux" 1947). Of Jewish descent, Courant worked with Fritz Lang before leaving Germany in 1933. His son, Willy Kurant, is also a cinematographer and has shot films for Jean-Luc Godard ("Masculin-Feminin" 1966), Orson Welles ("The Immortal Story" 1968) and Maurice Pialat ("Under Satan's Sun" 1987).

Relationships

Willy Kurant

Son

Milestones

1933

Left Germany and worked in France, England and US

1917

Co-shot first film, "Hilde Warren und der Tod" in Germany

Began career during WWI filming Italian and German films

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