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Jean-Pierre Melville: The Master Of Love Crime Dramas

Jean-Pierre Melville: The Master Of Love Crime Dramas

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Love Crime Dramas? Then you would love our next recommendation. Jean-Pierre Grumbach is also known as Jean-Pierre Melville, in the Film World.

1. Born on 20 October 1917, in Peris, Jean-Pierre Melville was a French filmmaker admired for some of the greatest noir Crime Films ever made in France.

Jean-Pierre Melville

2. Jean-Pierre Melville was only 6 when he received his first camera and decided to be a filmmaker. Melville developed his love for Cinema as a child after watching White Shadows in the South Seas.

Melville used to spend most of his teenage days watching five movies a day.

3. After the defeat of France during World War II, in 1940 Melville joined the French Resistance to fight the invaders; German Nazis. Melville was also a part of Operation Dragoon in 1944.

Operation Dragoon in 1944

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4. Jean-Pierre Grumbach chose the last name as Melville to give tribute to his favourite American author, Herman Melville.

Herman Melville

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5. After the War, Melville applied for the license for Assistant Director but was denied. He then decided to make films on his own.

Melville became an independent filmmaker and owned his own studio in Paris.

6. Jean-Pierre Melville inaugurated his filmmaking career with The Silence of the Sea (1949) but earned fame from Bob le Flambeur (1956), the story of a gambling addict who aids in a casino robbery.

Bob le Flambeur (1956)

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7. Melville became quite known for his dark filmmaking through Le Doulos (1962), Le Samourai (1967), and Le Cercle Rouge (1970).

Melville’s Cinema became an inspiration for aspiring filmmakers.

Le Doulos (1962)

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8. After getting fascinated by Melville’s filmmaking, Jean-Luc Godard offered him a cameo in his first feature film, Breathless (1960). It was Melville, who suggested to Godard the use of jump-cuts. This, later on, became one of the film’s memorable highlights.

Breathless (1960)

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9. Jean-Pierre Melville was one of the first French directors to use real locations in his films. His journalistic style of filmmaking had a significant impact on the French New Wave film movement.

10. Jean-Pierre Melville was also invited to the 13th Berlin International Film Festival as one of the Jury Members.

Berlin International Film Festival

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11. Melville, after having a great, dark and influential Cinematic Life took his last breath and left us all with his great films and quotes.

Jean-Pierre Melville

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12. Melville died from a stroke on August 2nd, 1973, in a meeting on his next film with writer-director Philippe Labro at the hotel PLM Saint-Jacques restaurant in Paris.

Philippe Labro

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13. Le Cercle Rouge and Un flic remained some of his last movies. Le Samouraï is counted as the most influential film he has ever made.

Un flic directed by Jean-Pierre Melville

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Melville died while doing what he loved the most and will be remembered for a long time for his revolutionary Cinema.

Blog Edited By Ritika Gupta

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