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Also Known As: Albert Cranche Died: October 31, 1996
Born: August 18, 1906 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Paris, FR Profession: director, screenwriter, assistant director, assistant cameraman, critic, apprentice cabinetmaker, insurance clerk

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Marcel Carne is best known for his collaborations with screenwriter Jacques Prevert. By the time the team broke up in 1947 they had forever marked French cinema, leaving behind such undisputed masterpieces as "Le Quai des Brumes" (1938), "Le Jour Se Leve" (1939), "Les Enfants du Paradis" (1945) and "Les Portes de la nuit" (1946). For ten years their work dominated the industry and their style, termed "poetic realism," had an international influence.

Marcel Carne is best known for his collaborations with screenwriter Jacques Prevert. By the time the team broke up in 1947 they had forever marked French cinema, leaving behind such undisputed masterpieces as "Le Quai des Brumes" (1938), "Le Jour Se Leve" (1939), "Les Enfants du Paradis" (1945) and "Les Portes de la nuit" (1946). For ten years their work dominated the industry and their style, termed "poetic realism," had an international influence.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Merveilleuse visite, La (1993) Director
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  Bible, La (1984) Director
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  Les Assasins de L'Ordre (1971) Director
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  Terrain vague (1960) Director
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  Adultress, The (1959) Director
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  Pays d'ou Je viens, Le (1956) Director
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  L' Air de Paris (1954) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Carne: l'Homme a la Camera (1980) Himself
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1922:
First film as assistant cameraman, Jacques Feyder's "Les Nouveaux Messieurs"
1929:
Short film directing debut, "Nogent, Eldorado du dimanche"
1929:
Began writing for CINEMAGAZINE; later for HEBDO-FILM, CINEMONDE and FILM SONORE sometimes using pseudonym Albert Cranche
1930:
First film as assistant director, "Sous les toits de Paris" (directed by Rene Clair)
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Retemed with Feyder for "Le Grnad Jeu", "Pension Mimosas" and "La Kermesse Heroique"
1936:
Feature film directing debut, "Jenny"; also first film with screenwriter Jacques Prevert
1943:
Directed best known feature, "Les Enfants du Paradis" (released in 1945)
1946:
Final screen collaboration with Jacques Prevert, the unsuccessful "Les Portes de la nuit"
1953:
Had popular hit with film adaptation of "Therese Raquin"
1977:
Directed what was to be his last film, a documentary, "The Bible"
1984:
Paid tribute by French film industry which dedicated the Cannes Film Festival to him in honor of his 75th birthday
1992:
Attempted to return to filmmaking with an adaptation of Guy de Maupassant's novel "Mouche"; when Carne became ill, the financing was withdrawn
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Education

Ecole d'Apprentissage du Meuble: -
Ecole des Arts et Metiers: -

Notes

Promoted to Grand Officer of the French Legion of Honor in 1995; this is the Legion's highest rank.

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