Jean Rabier


Director Of Photography

About

Birth Place
Paris, FR
Born
April 21, 1927

Biography

Former assistant to, and camera operator for, Henri Decae, who went on to succeed his former boss as Claude Chabrol's cinematographer of choice. Rabier has shot all except three of Chabrol's features since "Les Godelureaux" (1960), as well as doing noted work for Agnes Varda ("Cleo From 5 to 7" 1962) and Jacques Demy ("The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" 1964)....

Biography

Former assistant to, and camera operator for, Henri Decae, who went on to succeed his former boss as Claude Chabrol's cinematographer of choice. Rabier has shot all except three of Chabrol's features since "Les Godelureaux" (1960), as well as doing noted work for Agnes Varda ("Cleo From 5 to 7" 1962) and Jacques Demy ("The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" 1964).

Filmography

 

Cinematography (Feature Film)

Docteur M. (1991)
Director Of Photography
Madame Bovary (1991)
Director Of Photography
Quiet Days in Clichy (1989)
Director Of Photography
A notre regrettable epoux (1988)
Director Of Photography
Story of Women (1988)
Director Of Photography
En toute innocence (1988)
Director Of Photography
The Cry of the Owl (1987)
Director Of Photography
Masques (1987)
Director Of Photography
Les Fantomes du Chapelier (1982)
Director Of Photography
Le Cheval d'Orgueil (1979)
Director Of Photography
Les Innocents aux mains Sales (1978)
Cinematographer
Violette (1978)
Director Of Photography
Alice, Or The Last Escapade (1977)
Cinematographer
Folies bourgeoises (1976)
Director Of Photography
Une Partie de Plaisir (1974)
Director Of Photography
Cold Sweat (1974)
Cinematographer
Les Noces Rouges (1973)
Cinematographer
Docteur Popaul (1972)
Cinematographer
Comptes A Rebours (1971)
Cinematographer
Juste avant la nuit (1971)
Director Of Photography
Who's Got the Black Box? (1970)
Director of Photography
This Man Must Die (1970)
Director of Photography
The Break-Up (1970)
Director Of Photography
Le Boucher (1970)
Director Of Photography
La femme infidèle (1969)
Director of Photography
Six in Paris (1968)
Photographer for "La Muette"
Les biches (1968)
Director of Photography
The Champagne Murders (1968)
Director of Photography
The Beautiful Swindlers (1967)
Photographer for "Paris"
Le Bonheur (1966)
Director of Photography
Banana Peel (1965)
Director of Photography
An Orchid For the Tiger (1965)
Cinematographer
Bay of the Angels (1964)
Director of Photography
Ophélia (1964)
Director of Photography
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
Director of Photography
Seven Capital Sins (1963)
Photographer for "Greed"
Landru (1963)
Director of Photography
The Third Lover (1963)
Director of Photography
Ro.Go.Pa.G. (1963)
Director Of Photography ("Le Nouveau Monde")
Cleo From 5 to 7 (1962)
Director of Photography
Leda (1961)
Camera
Les Godelureaux (1961)
Director Of Photography
Elevator to the Gallows (1958)
Assistant Camera
Le Beau Serge (1958)
Camera Operator

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

La Ligne de Demarcation (1966)
Photography
Marie-Chantal Contre le Docteur Kha (1965)
Photography
The Tiger Likes Fresh Blood (1964)
Photography

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Masques (1987)
Dp/Cinematographer
An Orchid For the Tiger (1965)
Other

Cinematography (Short)

Fiances du Pont Macdonald, Les (1961)
Cinematographer

Life Events

1958

Feature debut as a camera operator and first collaboration with Claude chabrol, "Le Beau Serge"

1960

Debut as director of photography, "Les Godelureaux"

1969

Directed photography for Chabrol classic, "Le Boucher"

Videos

Movie Clip

Cleo From 5 To 7 (1962) - For My Baby Doll Among the kookiest and most charming bits in any French New Wave film, director Agnès Varda brings Cleo (Corinne Marchand), awaiting her cancer test result, and friend Dorothèe (Dorothèe Blank) to see Raoul (Raymond Cauchetier), who’s screening a short featuring pals Jean-Luc Godard, Anna Karina, Eddie Constantine and Jean-Claude Brialy, in Cleo From 5 To 7, 1962.
Cleo From 5 To 7 (1962) - This Card Is Not Necessarily Death Director Agnès Varda’s unforgettable opening, the only color sequence in the film, Loye Payen doing the tarot reading for the title character, Corinne Marchand, from the feminist “Left Bank” and New Wave landmark Cleo From 5 To 7, 1962.
Cleo From 5 To 7 (1962) - Her And Her Hysterics Writer and director Agnès Varda signals her second chapter, as Corinne Marchand (title character), after an ominous tarot card reading, and awaiting the result of her cancer test, meets Angèle (Dominique Davray), whom we will soon learn is her maid, in Cleo From 5 To 7, 1962.
Le Bonheur (a.k.a. Happiness) -- (1966) - That's How To Speak To A Husband Carpenter Francois (Jean-Claude Drouot) arrives home outside Paris, where his wife (his real-life wife Claire, with their real kids) is taking in a dress-making job, and the next day to Vincennes, where he meets a telephone operator (Marie-France Boyer), in Agnes Varda’s Le Bonheur. 1966.
Le Bonheur (a.k.a. Happiness) -- (1966) - It'll Be A Bed Of Roses His second day at a job outside Paris, carpenter Francois (Jean-Claude Drouot) renews his acquaintance with telephone operator Emilie (Marie-France Boyer), who'll soon be moving to his town, their relations progressing quickly, in director Agnes Varda's Le Bonheur, a.k.a. Happiness, 1966.
Champagne Murders, The (1967) - I Haven't Had Enough Television Christine (Yvonne Furneaux) is finally making headway with playboy Paul (Maurice Ronet), who controls the name of her vineyard, which she's desperate to sell, trying also to use the influence of her husband Christopher (Anthony Perkins), who's also his best pal, in Claude Chabrol's The Champagne Murders, 1967.
Champagne Murders, The (1967) - Why Should People Have To Answer Bells? Vineyard owner Christine (Yvonne Furneaux) gives a tour to her buyers (Henry Jones lawyering for George Skaff), who are concerned that she doesn’t own the name, Stephane Audran her assistant, Maurice Ronet the playboy friend who does own it, Anthony Perkins her quirky husband, in Claude Chabrol’s The Champagne Murders, 1967.
Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, The (1964) - Un Film De Jacques Demy Director Jacques Demy's improbable on location opening begins to suggest the visual style, and provides the first sample of Michel Legrand's international hit theme, in the one-of-a-kind musical that made Catherine Deneuve a star, The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, 1964.
Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, The (1964) - Too Ugly Or Too Stupid? On location at the Normandy title-town, teen Genevieve (Catherine Deneuve) with boyfriend Guy (Nino Castelnuovo), then at work with mother (Anne Vernon), music by Michel Legrand, lyrics by director Jacques Demy, in the acclaimed sung-through musical The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, 1964.
Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, The (1964) - You May Speak Freely A key event in the sung-through musical by director Jacques Demy, cash-strapped shop-owner Madame Emery (Anne Vernon), with daughter Genevieve (Catherine Deneuve) seeks help from a jeweler (Harald Wolff) and meets Cassard (Marc Michel), in The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, 1964.
Story Of Women (1989) - I Need To Have Fun Following the opening credits, Cherbourg, occupied France, 1943, Marie-Louise (Isabelle Huppert) returns home with her children, meeting friend Ginette (Marie Bunel) on the stairs and later friend Rachel (Myriam David) on the town, in director Claude Chabrol's fact-based Story Of Women, 1989.
Story Of Women (1989) - She's Never Been Jewish In occupied France, 1943, Marie (Isabelle Huppert) learns that one friend has been taken by the Nazis, hears from another (Marie Bunel) that their attempted at-home abortion may have failed, then consoles her son (Guillame Foutrier), in Claude Chabrol's true story, Story Of Women, 1989.

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