- Cournot, Michel
- (May 1, 1922, Paris, France - February 8, 2007, Paris, France)The son of an engineer and teacher father, he studied literature and published his first novel in 1949 (Martinique, Gallimard). He authored a book about the shooting of Henri-Georges Clouzot's Les Espions / Le spie / UK and USA: The Spies (1957 Le Premier Spectateur, Editions Gallimard) and occasionally wrote for films (1961 Vingt Mille Lieues sur la Terre / Leon Garros ishchet druga / US TV: 20, 000 Leagues Across the Land, as co-screenwriter, co-dialogist, Marcello Pagliero, France / USSR; 1974 Ursule et Grelu, as co-screenwriter, co-adapter, dialogist, Serge Korber, France / Italy) and TV (1988 Les Tisserands du Pouvoir, 6 X 50', Claude Fournier) and played in Jean-Luc Godard's Week-End / Week-End, un uomo e una donna dal sabato alla domenica / UK and USA: Weekend (France / Italy, 1967). A film critic (by 1964) and then a literary critic (by 1968) at the weekly newsmagazine Le Nouvel Observateur, he tried his luck as a director in 1968. Other books: 1959 Les Enfants de la Justice (Gallimard); 1994 Histoire de vivre (Maeght); 2003 Au Cinéma (Léo Scheer).Filmography1968 ◘ Les Gauloises bleues (also screenwriter, adapter, dialogist)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.