Marcel Carne

Director, Screenwriter, Critic
Marcel Carne is best known for his collaborations with screenwriter Jacques Prevert. By the time the team broke up in 1947 they had forever marked French cinema, leaving behind such undisputed masterpieces as "Le Quai ... Read more »
Born: 08/18/1906 in Paris, FR

Filmography

Director (12)

La Bible 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

La Merveilleuse visite 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

Les Assasins de L'Ordre 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

The Young Wolves 1965 (Movie)

(Director)

Trois Chambres a Manhattan 1965 (Movie)

(Director)

The Cheaters 1960 (Movie)

(Director)

L' Air de Paris 1954 (Movie)

(Director)

Thérèse Raquin 1952 (Movie)

(Director)

Juliette ou la clef des Songes 1950 (Movie)

(Director)

Les Visiteurs du soir 1947 (Movie)

(Director)

Children of Paradise 1945 (Movie)

(Director)

Le Jour Se Leve 1938 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (9)

La Bible 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Merveilleuse visite 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Les Assasins de L'Ordre 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Young Wolves 1965 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Trois Chambres a Manhattan 1965 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Cheaters 1960 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

L' Air de Paris 1954 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Thérèse Raquin 1952 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Juliette ou la clef des Songes 1950 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (1)

Carne: l'Homme a la Camera 1979 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Biography

Marcel Carne is best known for his collaborations with screenwriter Jacques Prevert. By the time the team broke up in 1947 they had forever marked French cinema, leaving behind such undisputed masterpieces as "Le Quai des Brumes" (1938), "Le Jour Se Leve" (1939), "Les Enfants du Paradis" (1945) and "Les Portes de la nuit" (1946). For ten years their work dominated the industry and their style, termed "poetic realism," had an international influence.

EDUCATION

Ecole d'Apprentissage du Meuble

(furniture making)

Ecole des Arts et Metiers

Milestones

1992

Attempted to return to filmmaking with an adaptation of Guy de Maupassant's novel "Mouche"; when Carne became ill, the financing was withdrawn

1984

Paid tribute by French film industry which dedicated the Cannes Film Festival to him in honor of his 75th birthday

1977

Directed what was to be his last film, a documentary, "The Bible"

1953

Had popular hit with film adaptation of "Therese Raquin"

1946

Final screen collaboration with Jacques Prevert, the unsuccessful "Les Portes de la nuit"

1942

Directed best known feature, "Les Enfants du Paradis" (released in 1945)

1936

Feature film directing debut, "Jenny"; also first film with screenwriter Jacques Prevert

1930

First film as assistant director, "Sous les toits de Paris" (directed by Rene Clair)

1929

Began writing for CINEMAGAZINE; later for HEBDO-FILM, CINEMONDE and FILM SONORE sometimes using pseudonym Albert Cranche

1929

Short film directing debut, "Nogent, Eldorado du dimanche"

1922

First film as assistant cameraman, Jacques Feyder's "Les Nouveaux Messieurs"

Retemed with Feyder for "Le Grnad Jeu", "Pension Mimosas" and "La Kermesse Heroique"

Bonus Trivia

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Promoted to Grand Officer of the French Legion of Honor in 1995; this is the Legion's highest rank.

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