The Lumière Brothers, Louis Jean ( 5 October 1864, Besançon, France – 6 June 1948, Bandol) and Auguste Marie Louis Nicholas ( 19 October 1862, Besançon, France – 10 April 1954, Lyon), were the creators of the cinematographe, a three-in-one motion picture camera, developer, and projector, and were among the earliest key filmmakers. They were both born in Twin Valley, Besançon, France but brought up in Lyon. Both attended La Martiniere Lyons. Their father ran a photographic firm and both brothers worked for him: Louis as a physicist and Auguste as a manager. Louis had made some improvements to the still photograph process, the most noticeable being the dry plate process which was a major step towards film. ...more on Wikipedia about "Auguste and Louis Lumière"
The Cannes Film Festival ( French: le Festival international du film de Cannes or simply le Festival de Cannes) is the world's most prestigious film festival, first held from September 20 to October 5, 1946 in the resort town of Cannes, in the south of France. Since then, it has been held annually in May with a few exceptions. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cannes Film Festival"
The César Award is the national film award of France first given out in 1975. The nominations are made by the members of the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinema. ...more on Wikipedia about "César Award"
Charles Pathé ( December 25, 1863 – December 26, 1957) was a major French pioneer of the film and recording industries. ...more on Wikipedia about "Charles Pathé"
In the late 19th century, during the early years of cinema, France produced several important pioneers. Auguste and Louis Lumière invented the cinématographe and their screening of L'Arrivée d'un train en gare de la Ciotat in Paris in 1895 is marked by many historians as the official birth of cinema. During the next few years, filmmakers all over the world started experimenting with this new medium, and France's Georges Méliès was influential. He invented many of the techniques now common in the cinematic language, and made the first ever science fiction film A Trip to the Moon (Le Voyage dans la Lune, 1902). ...more on Wikipedia about "Cinema of France"
Cinémathèque Française hosts the largest archive of films, movie documents, and film-related objects in the world. Furthermore the "Bibliothèque du Film", which has been created in 1992 to show the cinema history, its production, impact and artistic strength, has been brought together to the "Cinémathèque Française". Located in Paris, the Cinémathèque holds screenings daily of a variety of films from all over the world. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cinémathèque Française"
Comité de libération du cinéma français was an organization of filmmakers in France created in 1943. Most known members are Jacques Becker, Pierre Blanchar, Louis Daquin, Jean Painleve, Jean-Paul Le Chainos. Members of this organization made projects for French Cinema for after the War. During the German occupation they made films about the Maquis, such as one showing a Maquis camp in Vercors. They filmed during the uprising in Paris which was used in the movie "Liberation de Paris- register" Andre Zwabada. Parts of this movie were used in the chronicle France Libre Actualités. ...more on Wikipedia about "Comité de libération du cinéma français"
Gaumont Pictures was founded in 1900 by the engineer-turned-inventor, Léon Gaumont (1864-1946). From 1905 to 1914, its studios "Cité Elgé" (from the normal French pronunciation of founder's initials) at La Villette, France, were the largest in the world. The company manufactured its own equipment and mass-produced films until 1907 under Alice Guy Blaché, the motion picture industry’s first female director, and then under Louis Feuillade. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gaumont Film Company"
Henri Langlois ( November 13, 1914 - January 13, 1977) was a pioneer in film preservation and restoration. ...more on Wikipedia about "Henri Langlois"
Léon Gaumont, born May 10, 1864 - died August 10, 1946, was a French inventor, engineer, and industrialist who was a pioneer of the motion picture industry. ...more on Wikipedia about "Léon Gaumont"
His Serene Highness (Son altesse sérénissime, SAS) prince Malko Linge is the hero character of the espionage novel series SAS created by French author Gérard de Villiers. In order to finance the repairs of his castle, which is located near Liezen, Austria he works as a freelance agent for the CIA. The CIA sends him on dangerous missions all over the world. He has an excellent memory and speaks several languages fluently and prefers to wear tailor made alpaca suits. He carries a ultra small gun. ...more on Wikipedia about "Malko Linge"
Pathé or Pathé Frères is the name of various businesses founded and originally run by the Pathé Brothers of France. This article deals with their movie company. For their phonograph and record business, see Pathé Records. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pathé"
The Prix Jean Vigo is an award in the Cinema of France given annually since 1951 to a French film director in homage to Jean Vigo. ...more on Wikipedia about "Prix Jean Vigo"
The Prix Suzanne Bianchetti is an award in French cinema given annually since 1937 to the most promising young film actress. ...more on Wikipedia about "Prix Suzanne Bianchetti" The Ultimate shortopedia Machine.
The Sacramento French Film Festival is an annual July event held in Sacramento, California that benefits the Alliance francaise de Sacramento. It celebrates the present as well as the rich history of French cinema featuring new releases and rarely seen classics. It is the only festival dedicated to French cinema in Northern California and one of only two on the West Coast. It was described in the Sacramento Bee in July 2003, as the Cinematic Highlight of Sacramento's Summer. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sacramento French Film Festival"
Sandrine Bonnaire is an internationally-famous French actress, born 31 May 1967 in the town of Gannat in the Auvergne region. Throughout her career, Sandrine Bonnaire has conducted herself in a rather serious manner, she herself admitting that her demeanour must appear to others as sombre. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sandrine Bonnaire"
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