Jean Aurenche

Screenwriter, Director
Entered films in the early 1930s, wrote his first feature in 1936 and began a fruitful, lasting collaboration with co-writer Pierre Bost on "Douce" (1943). The team wrote numerous scripts for directors Claude ... Read more »
Born: 09/11/1904 in France

Filmography

Writer (32)

The Red Inn 2007 (Movie)

(from screenplay: "L'Auberge Rouge") (Source Material)

Le Palanquin des larmes 1988 (Movie)

screenplay collaboration (Screenplay)

De guerre lasse 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Fucking Fernand 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Coup de Torchon 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

L' Etoile du nord 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Le Juge et l'assassin 1975 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Que la fete commence... 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

L' Horloger de St Paul 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Is Paris Burning? 1966 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Woman in White 1964 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

This Special Friendship 1964 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Green Mare 1960 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Thou Shalt Not Kill 1960 (Movie)

(From Story)

Thou Shalt Not Kill 1960 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Female 1959 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

In Case of Emergency 1958 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Four Bags Full 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Rouge et Noir 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Gambler 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Gervaise 1956 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Daughters of Destiny 1954 (Movie)

("Joan of Arc") (Screenplay)

Mam'zelle Nitouche 1954 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Game of Love 1953 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Forbidden Games 1952 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Proud and the Beautiful 1952 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

The Proud and the Beautiful 1952 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

L' Auberge Rouge 1950 (Movie)

adaptation (Writer (adaptation))

L' Auberge Rouge 1950 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Symphonie Pastorale 1948 (Movie)

adaptation (Writer (adaptation))

La Symphonie Pastorale 1948 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (1)

Un Amour de Swann 1984 (Movie)

Monsieur Vinteuil (Actor)
Other (1)

Coup de Torchon 1981 (Movie)

film extract("A Morning in Mexico") (Other)

Biography

Entered films in the early 1930s, wrote his first feature in 1936 and began a fruitful, lasting collaboration with co-writer Pierre Bost on "Douce" (1943). The team wrote numerous scripts for directors Claude Autant-Lara ("The Devil in the Flesh" 1946, "The Red Inn" 1951), Rene Clement ("The Walls of Malpaga" 1949, "Forbidden Games" 1951, "Gervaise" 1956) and Jean Delannoy ("God Needs Men" 1950).

Though the work of Bost and Aurenche came to typify the "quality" films so despised by the New Wave directors, their earlier screenplays had often been iconoclastic, dealing with controversial subjects and espousing progressive politics. After a series of generally undistinguished films in the 1960s, the team re-established its critical reputation with two fine, intricate dramas for Bertrand Tavernier, "The Watchmaker" (1973) and "The Judge and the Assassin" (1976).

Milestones

1942

First writing collaboration with Pierre Bost, "Douce" (dir. Claude Autant-Lara)

1936

Feature co-writing debut, "Les degourdis de la onzieme"

1933

Co-wrote and co-directed (with Pierre Charbonnier) two shorts: "Pirates du Rhone" and "Bracos de Sologne"

1933

Wrote and acted in Pierre Prevert's short "Monsieur Cordon"

Began career writing treatments for advertising shorts

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