Jacques Prevert

Poet, Screenwriter, Actor
Noted French surrealist poet and one of the most influential scenarists of the 1930s and 40s. Prevert contributed to most of the landmark films of "poetic realism," collaborating with Jean Renoir ("Le Crime de Monsieur ... Read more »
Born: 02/04/1900 in France

Filmography

Music (8)

Le Roi et l'oiseau 2014 (Movie)

songs (Song)

High Crimes 2002 (Movie)

("Autumn Leaves") (Song)

Sidewalks of New York 2001 (Movie)

("Autumn Leaves") (Song)

The Score 2001 (Movie)

("Autumn Leaves") (Song)

Roger Williams: Pop Goes the Ivories 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Song

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil 1997 (Movie)

("Autumn Leaves") (Song)

Let's Get Lost 1989 (Movie)

("Autumn Leaves (Les feuilles mortes)") (Song)

Autumn Leaves 1956 (Movie)

(Song)
Writer (4)

Le Roi et l'oiseau 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Les Visiteurs du soir 1947 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Children of Paradise 1945 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (1)

L' Atalante 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Noted French surrealist poet and one of the most influential scenarists of the 1930s and 40s. Prevert contributed to most of the landmark films of "poetic realism," collaborating with Jean Renoir ("Le Crime de Monsieur Lange" 1936), Jean Gremillon ("Stormy Waters" 1941) and, most notably, Marcel Carne ("Quai des brumes" 1938, "Le Jour se leve" 1939, "Children of Paradise" 1945). His last collaboration with Carne was on the underrated "Les Portes de la nuit" (1946), for which Prevert wrote the now-famous song "Autumn Leaves," used again in Robert Aldrich's 1956 film of the same name.

Prevert also collaborated in a more surrealistic, satirical vein with his director brother Pierre on three films--"L'Affaire est dans le sac (1932), "Adieu Leonard" (1943) and "Voyage Surprise" (1946)--which all failed miserably at the box office.

Relationships

Pierre Prevert

Brother

Milestones

1980

Last screenplay and songwriting effort for feature "Le Roi et l'oiseau"

1956

"Autumn Leaves" used as title song of Robert Aldrich's "Autumn Leaves"

1946

Feature "Les Portes de la Nuit/Gates of the Night" based on his co-ballet and including his famous song "Les Feuilles morte/ Autumn Leaves"

1940

Co-wrote songs, as well as scripting, the feature, "Le Soleil a toujours Raison"

1936

Collaborated with Jean Renoir on "The crime of Monsieur Lange"

1932

First screenwriting and acting credit for feature "L'Affaire est dans le Sac"

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