Henri Langlois

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Henri Langlois

French film archivist and cinephile add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1914.

Countries: France (76%), United States (19%), Sweden (5%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Cinematheque Francaise, Georges Franju, Jean Mitry

Linked to: Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Centennial

 

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Henri Langlois was born in 1914 add something


1926

Greed (film) - In 1926 a British foundation of Arts and Sciences requested a copy of the original version of "Greed" to keep in their archive, but their request was denied by MGM. Henri Langlois screened the studio version of "Greed" for von Stroheim in 1950


1936

Henri Langlois, Georges Franju and Jean Mitry founded the "Cinémathèque Française", their Paris-based film theater and museum, in 1936 add something

 

It grew from ten films in 1936 to more than 60,000 films by the early 1970s add something


1941

Marcel L'Herbier - In March 1941, L'Herbier was elected president of the Cinémathèque française, but his plans for major reorganisation soon brought him into conflict with its secretary and founder Henri Langlois


1949

Eric Rohmer - In about 1949, while living in Paris, Rohmer first began to attend screenings at Henri Langlois's Cinémathèque Française, where he first met and befriended Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Claude Chabrol, Jacques Rivette and other members of the French New Wave


1950

His film screenings in Paris in the 1950s are often credited with providing the ideas that led to the development of the auteur theory add something

 

Marie Epstein - Beginning in the early 1950s, Epstein worked as a preservationist of silent cinema under the guidance of Henri Langlois at the Cinémathèque française

 

The Wedding March (1928 film) - In 1950, Henri Langlois of the Cinémathèque Française gave Stroheim the opportunity to re-edit "The Wedding March" and "The Honeymoon" from prints that he owned


1959

He was accused of having no rational approach to record keeping, and the Cinémathèque lost a portion of its collection to a nitrate fire on 10 July 1959 add something


1968

In 1968, French culture minister André Malraux tried to fire Langlois by stopping funding of the project, due to Langlois' arrogance and iron-fisted rule add something

 

Henry Chapier - His notoriety started in 1968 during the campaign against the dismissal of Henri Langlois from the Cinémathèque Française


1970

In 1970, an English language documentary "Henri Langlois" was made about his life's work, featuring interviews with Ingrid Bergman, Lillian Gish, François Truffaut, Catherine Deneuve, Jeanne Moreau and others add something


1974

In 1974, Langlois received an honorary Academy Award for "his devotion to the art of film, his massive contributions in preserving its past and his unswerving faith in its future add something

 

In 1974, Langlois received an honorary Academy Award for his lifetime work with the Cinémathèque add something


Henri Langlois died in 1977 add something


1988

Lotte H. Eisner - Memoiren", Munich: dtv, 1988 - she describes her collaboration with the eccentric Henri Langlois


1997

The collection was relocated due to damage from a fire in 1997 add something


2003

Bernardo Bertolucci's 2003 film "The Dreamers" dwells on the firing of Langlois and includes period footage of the events add something