Éric Rohmer

Éric Rohmer

A Biography

by Steven RendallAntoine de Baecque Noël Herpe and others

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 30/05/2018

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The director of twenty-five films, including My Night at Maud's (1969), which was nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award, and the editor in chief of Cahiers du cin ma from 1957 to 1963, ric Rohmer set the terms by which people watched, made, and thought about cinema for decades. Such brilliance does not develop in a vacuum, and Rohmer cultivated a fascinating network of friends, colleagues, and industry contacts that kept his outlook sharp and propelled his work forward. Despite his privacy, he cared deeply about politics, religion, culture, and fostering a public appreciation of the medium he loved.

This exhaustive biography uses personal archives and interviews to enrich our knowledge of Rohmer's public achievements and lesser known interests and relations. The filmmaker kept in close communication with his contemporaries and competitors: Fran ois Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol, and Jacques Rivette. He held a paradoxical fascination with royalist politics, the fate of the environment, Catholicism, classical music, and the French nightclub scene, and his films were regularly featured at New York and Los Angeles film festivals. Despite an austere approach to life, Rohmer had a voracious appetite for art, culture, and intellectual debate captured vividly in this definitive volume.

ISBN:
9780231175593
9780231175593
Category:
The arts: general issues
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
30-05-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
259x161x36.66mm
Weight:
1.11kg
Antoine de Baecque

Antoine de Baecque is a critic and film historian. He has been Editor-in-Chief both of Cahiers du cinema and, later, of the cultural pages of Libération.

He is the author of many books on the relationship between cinema and history and on filmmakers such as Truffaut, Pialat and Godard.

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