Demy, Jacques


Demy, Jacques
(June 5, 1931, Pontchâteau, Loire-Atlantique, France - October 27, 1990, Paris, France)
   A movie buff since his childhood, he bought a cam­era and shot a first amateur short with his brother and some of his friends (L'Aventure de Solange). Unfortunately, the film was overexposed. Then he tried another experience and filmed a stop-motion animated film with puppets (Attaque nocturne) at age seventeen. During his studies at the Launay technical college, he enrolled in evening classes at the Beaux-Arts. In 1948, he met director Christian-Jaque, who saw Attaque nocturne and encouraged him to try his luck in Paris. Having settled in Paris in 1949, he attended courses at the Ecole Technique de Photographie et de Cinématographie (Vaugirard), where he directed a short, Les Horizons morts. Then he collaborated on the shooting of Paul Grimault's animated commercials before serving as an assistant to director Georges Rouquier (1954 Arthur Honeg-ger, documentary, short; 1955 Lourdes et ses Miracles, documentary, short; 1957 S.O.S. Noronha). His first professional movies were shorts. He played small parts in films (1959 Les Quatre Cents Coups / UK and USA: The Four Hundred Blows, uncredited, François Truffaut; 1960 Paris nous appartient / UK: Paris Is Ours / USA: Paris Belongs to Us, Jacques Rivette; 1991 Jac-quot de Nantes, Jacques Demy; 1993 Les Demoiselles ont 25 Ans, documentary, Agnès Varda) and appeared as himself in documentaries (1964 Cinéastes de notre Temps, episode "La Nouvelle Vague par ele-même", André S. Labarthe, Robert Valey; 1974 Histoire du Ci­néma français par ceux qui l'ont fait, Armand Panigel). He died of a cerebral hemorrhage. He was married to director Agnès Varda (b. 1928). He was the father of production designer Rosalie Varda and actor Mathieu Demy (b. 1972).
 Filmography
1953 ◘ La Belle endormie (16-mm animated short)
1955 ◘ Le Sabotier du Val de Loire (documentary; short; also screenwriter)
        ◘ Le Bel Indifférent (short; also screenwriter, voice)
        ◘ Musée Grévin (documentary; short)
        ◘ La Mère et l'Enfant (documentary, short; also screenwriter)
        ◘ Ars (documentary; short; also screenwriter)
        ◘ Lola / Donna di vita (also screenwriter, dialogist; France / Italy)
        ◘ Les Sept Péchés capitaux / I sette peccati capitali / UK: The Seven Capital Sins / USA: The Seven Deadly Sins (segment "La Luxure" / "Lussuria" / "Luxury"; also screenwriter, dialogist; France / Italy)
        ◘ La Baie des Anges / UK: Bay of Angels / USA: Bay of the Angels (also screenwriter, dialogist)
        ◘ Les Parapluies de Cherbourg: Die Regenschirme von Cherbourg / USA: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (also screenwriter, dialogist, singing voice; France / West Germany)
1967 ◘ Les Demoiselles de Rochefort / USA: The Young Girls of Rochefort (shot in double version; also screenwriter, dialogist, lyricist)
        ◘ Model Shop (also screenwriter, co-dialogist, producer; USA)
        ◘ Peau d'Âne / UK: Magic Donkey / Once upon a Time / USA: Donkey Skin (also screenwriter, dialogist, actor, lyricist)
        ◘ The Pied Piper / The Pied Piper of Hamelin (also co-screenwriter; UK / USA)
        ◘ L'Evènement le plus important depuis que l'Homme a marché sur la Lune / Niente di grave, suo marito è incinto / UK: A Slightly Preg­nant Man (also screenwriter, dialogist, lyricist; France / Italy)
1979 ◘ Lady Oscar / Berusaiyu no bara (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist; Japan)
1982 ◘ Une Chambre en Ville / Camera in una città / UK and USA: A Room in Town (also screenwriter, songs)
        ◘ Louisiane (Jacques Demy started to shoot the movie; Philippe de Broca)
        ◘ Parking (also screenwriter, dialogist)
1988 ◘ La Table tournante (animation; co-director with Paul Grimault; also co-screenwriter)
        ◘ Trois Places pour le 26 (also screenwriter, dialogist)
 Television Filmography
1980 ◘ La Naissance du Jour (also screenwriter, dialogist)

Encyclopedia of French film directors . . 2011.

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  • Demy, Jacques — (1931 1990)    Actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. Jacques Demy got his start in film assisting director Georges Rouquier. He went on to direct his first short, Les sabotiers du Val de Loire (1955), shortly thereafter. He gained acclaim… …   Guide to cinema

  • Demy, Jacques — (1931 1990)    Actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. Jacques Demy got his start in film assisting director Georges Rouquier. He went on to direct his first short, Les sabotiers du Val de Loire (1955), shortly thereafter. He gained acclaim… …   Historical Dictionary of French Cinema

  • Demy, Jacques — (1931 1990)    director, screenwriter    Born in Pontchâteau, Jacques Demy produced his first full length film, Lola, in 1961. It was praised for its subtle surrealism, which is evident also in his other works, Les Parapluies de Cherbourg; 1964) …   France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present

  • Demy, Jacques — ▪ French director born June 5, 1931, Pont Château, France died Oct. 27, 1990, Paris       French director best known for his romantic musical comedy films.       Demy studied for two years at France s Technical School of Photography and… …   Universalium

  • Demy, Jacques — • ДЕМИ (Demy) Жак (р. 5.6.1931)    франц. режиссёр. Учился в Академии изящных иск в и в ИДЕКе. Работал ассистентом реж. П. Гримо и Ж. Рукье. Первые к/м ф. Сапожник из Валь де Луар (1955) и Равнодушный красавец (1957). В 1961, используя традиц.… …   Кино: Энциклопедический словарь

  • DEMY (J.) — DEMY JACQUES (1931 1990) Né le 5 juin 1931 à Pontchâteau (Loire Atlantique), Jacques Demy est mort d’une leucémie le 27 octobre 1990. Passionné par le cinéma dès son plus jeune âge, il débute avec le cinéaste d’animation Paul Grimault, puis… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Demy — Jacques Demy Jacques Demy (* 5. Juni 1931 in Pontchâteau; † 27. Oktober 1990 in Paris) war ein französischer Filmregisseur. Er war bis zu seinem Tod mit der Regisseurin Agnès Varda verheiratet. Sein größter Erfolg war der Film Die Regenschirme… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Demy — (Jacques) (1931 1990) cinéaste français: les Parapluies de Cherbourg (1964), les Demoiselles de Rochefort (1966) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Jacques Demy — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Demy. Jacques Demy Données clés Naissance 5 juin 1931 Pontchâteau, Loire Atlantique, France Nationalité …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Jacques Demy — (Pontchâteau, cerca de Nantes, en Loire Atlantique, 5 de junio de 1931 París, 27 de octubre de 1990) fue un cineasta francés, uno de los más destacados representantes de la Nouvelle Vague. Dentro de este movimiento, su obra es bastante inusual,… …   Wikipedia Español


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