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Also Known As: Died: January 12, 1977
Born: November 20, 1907 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: France Profession: Writer ...
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"My greatest pleasure is the actual production, the editing....Dialogue, which played a major role in my first films, has diminished in importance. "Le Salaire de la peur" is a visual film in which the dialogue is largely in the background. I developed a form of editing built around continuing shocks. I always set light against shadow. I could be accused, because of this, of being simplistic...But I pursue a process of simplification in order to accentuate contrasts...What do sophisticated, old-fashioned dramas, the recounting of spicy stories matter to us? The social drama, the drama of our times, has arrived. It is those that hold us, those that we hope to fix on the screen." --Clouzot (quoted in Sadoul's "Dictionary of Film Makers" 1972).

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