Klein, William


Klein, William
(April 19, 1928, New York City, New York, USA-)
   The son of Jewish immigrants, he studied sociology. He first came to Paris as a soldier in 1947 and re­mained in the French capital after his discharge from military service. A pupil of painters André Lhote and Fernand Léger, he exhibited his works in several European countries before beginning a career as a photographer in the mid-1950s. He published books (1956 New York; 1958 Rome; 1964 Moscou; Tokyo; 2002 Paris) and collaborated on the magazine Vogue (1955-1965). He shot his first documentary in New York. In 1962, he appeared in La Jetée / UK and USA: The Pier (short, as Bill Klein, Chris Marker). From 1972 to 1985, he directed more than 200 commer­cials. He drew the posters of his own movies.
 Filmography
1958 ◘ Broadway by Light (documentary; short; also producer, cinematographer)
1959 ◘ How to Kill a Cadillac (documentary; short)
1966 ◘ Qui êtes-vous Polly Magoo? / UK and USA video: Who Are You Polly Magoo? (also screenwriter, adapter, dialogist)
1967 ◘ Cassius le Grand (three shorts; documentary; also screenwriter)
        ◘ Loin du Vietnam / USA: Far from Vietnam (documentary; co-director only; also cinematographer)
        ◘ Mister Freedom (also screenwriter, dialogist, costume designer, production designer)
        ◘ Eldridge Cleaver / Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther (documentary; also cinematographer; France / Algeria)
        ◘ Festival Panafricain d'Alger (documentary)
1975 ◘ Muhammed Ali, the Greatest / USA: Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee (documentary; also screenwriter, cinematographer; shot in 1969-1974)
1977 ◘ Hollywood, California: A Loser's Opera (documentary;West Germany)
        ◘ Le Couple témoin (also screenwriter, adapter, dialogist, cinematographer; France / Switzer­land; shot in 1975)
1978 ◘ Grands Soirs & petits Matins (2 x 110' documentary; shot in 1968; Canada / France)
        ◘ Music City, USA (documentary)
1980 ◘ The Little Richard Story (documentary; West Germany)
        ◘ The French (documentary; also screenwriter, cinematographer)
        ◘ Contacts (short)
        ◘ Ralentis (short)
        ◘ Mode en France / Mode in France (documentary; also cinematographer)
        ◘ La Mode Mode d'Emploi (documentary)
1992 ◘ Babilée '91 (documentary; also screenwriter)
        ◘ In and Out of Fashion (documentary; also screenwriter)
        ◘ Messiah / Le Messie (documentary; also cinematographer, camera operator)

Encyclopedia of French film directors . . 2011.

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