Albert Lamorisse

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Albert Lamorisse

French filmmaker, film producer, and writer, who is best known for his award winning short films which he began making in the late 1940s, and also for inventing the famous strategic board game Risk in 1957 add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1922.

Countries: France (50%), United States (17%), Iran (17%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Cannes Film Festival, James Agee, Denys Colomb de Daunant

Linked to: NATO, Google, National Board of Review




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Albert Lamorisse was born in 1922 add something


Denys Colomb de Daunant - With Albert Lamorisse and James Agee, Colomb de Daunant was one of the screenwriters of "White Mane", a short film released in 1952 that focused on the wild horses of the Camargue, and much of it was filmed at the "mas" de Cacharel


Cannes Film Festival - His best known work is the short film "The Red Balloon" , which earned him the "Palme d'Or" Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and an Oscar for writing the best original screenplay in 1956 add something


Camargue horse - A short black-and-white film directed by Albert Lamorisse, director of "Le ballon rouge" , "Crin-blanc" won the 1953 Prix Jean Vigo and the short film Grand Prix at the 1953 Cannes Film Festival, as well as awards at Warsaw and Rome


Lamorisse wrote, directed and produced the well-regarded films "Stowaway in the Sky" and "Circus Angel", as well as the documentaries "Versailles" and "Paris Jamais Vu." In addition to films, he created the popular strategy board game "Risk" in 1957 add something


Albert Lamorisse died in a helicopter crash while filming the documentary "Le Vent des amoureux" ," during a helicopter-tour of Iran in 1970 add something

Albert Lamorisse died in 1970 add something


His son and his widow completed the film, based on his production notes, and released the film eight years later, in 1978 add something


As of June 2012 the helicopter is still hanging from the overhead line wires it had crashed into as a memorial for his efforts add something