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#JeanneMoreau

Jeanne Moreau (Parigi, 23 gennaio 1928 – Parigi, 31 luglio 2017) è stata un’attrice, cantante e regista francese.

Interprete tanto incisiva quanto versatile, a vent’anni era già una delle più famose attrici francesi. Grazie soprattutto al riconoscimento del suo talento da parte di Louis Malle, fu celeberrima negli anni cinquanta.

Jeanne Moreau est une actrice, chanteuse et réalisatrice française, née le à Paris et morte dans la même ville le 1.

Elle a joué dans plus de 130 films — dont Ascenseur pour l’échafaud, Les Amants, Moderato cantabile, Jules et Jim, Eva, Le Journal d’une femme de chambre, Viva María!, La mariée était en noir, La Vieille qui marchait dans la mer… —, sous la direction de grands réalisateurs comme Luis Buñuel, Theo Angelopoulos, Wim Wenders, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Michelangelo Antonioni, Joseph Losey, Orson Welles, François Truffaut, Louis Malle, André Téchiné, Bertrand Blier, etc.

Elle est la première femme élue à l’Académie des beaux-arts de l’Institut de France (en 2000 au fauteuil créé en 1998 dans la section Création artistique pour le cinéma et l’audiovisuel) et en 1992, elle obtient le César de la meilleure actrice pour La Vieille qui marchait dans la mer, suivi de deux César d’honneur en 1995 et en 2008.

En 1998, l’Académie américaine des arts et des sciences du cinéma lui décerne un Oscar d’honneur.

Jeanne Moreau (French pronunciation: ​[ʒan mɔʁo]; 23 January 1928 – 31 July 2017) was a French actress, singer, screenwriter and director. She won the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress for Seven Days… Seven Nights (1960), the BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress for Viva Maria! (1965), and the César Award for Best Actress for The Old Lady Who Walked in the Sea (1992). She was also the recipient of several lifetime awards, including a BAFTA Fellowship in 1996.

Moreau made her theatrical debut in 1947, and established herself as one of the leading actresses of the Comédie-Française. She began playing small roles in films in 1949, with impressive performances in the Fernandel vehicle Meurtres? (Three Sinners, 1950) and alongside Jean Gabin as a showgirl/gangster’s moll in the film Touchez pas au grisbi (1954). She achieved prominence as the star of Elevator to the Gallows (1958), directed by Louis Malle, and Jules et Jim (1962), directed by François Truffaut. Most prolific during the 1960s, Moreau continued to appear in films into her 80s.

Jeanne Moreau (París, 23 de enero de 1928 – íd., 31 de julio de 2017)1 fue una actriz, guionista y directora francesa. Ganó el premio del Festival de Cannes a la mejor actriz por Moderato cantabile (1960), el premio BAFTA a la mejor actriz extranjera por Viva María! (1965), y el premio César a la mejor actriz por La Vieille qui marchait dans la mer (fr) (1992). También recibió varios premios de por vida, incluida un BAFTA Fellowship en 1996.

Moreau hizo su debut teatral en 1947, y se estableció como una de las principales actrices de la Comédie-Française. Ella comenzó a interpretar pequeños papeles en películas en 1949, con actuaciones importantes en el vehículo de Fernandel Meurtres? (fr) (1950) y junto a Jean Gabin en la película Touchez pas au grisbi (fr) (1954). Obtuvo prominencia como la estrella de Ascensor para el cadalso (1958), dirigida por Louis Malle, y Jules y Jim (1962), dirigida por François Truffaut. Más prolífica durante la década de 1960, Moreau siguió apareciendo en películas hasta sus 80 años.

Venezia 1961

 

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#SergioEndrigo

-Sergio Endrigo (Pola, 15 giugno 1933 – Roma, 7 settembre 2005) è stato un cantautore italiano.

Ha vinto il Festival di Sanremo 1968 con Canzone per te, è arrivato secondo nel 1969 con Lontano dagli occhi e terzo nel 1970 con L’arca di Noè; nel corso della sua carriera ha collaborato con scrittori e poeti come Gianni Rodari, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Vinícius de Moraes e Giuseppe Ungaretti e con musicisti come Toquinho e Luis Bacalov.

-Sergio Endrigo (15 June 1933 – 7 September 2005) was an Italian singer-songwriter.

Born in Pola, Istria in Italy (now Pula, Croatia), he has been often compared—for style and nature—to authors of the so-called “Genoa school” like Gino Paoli, Fabrizio De André, Luigi Tenco, and Bruno Lauzi.

He won the Sanremo Music Festival in 1968 with the song “Canzone per te”, sung with Roberto Carlos. The same year he represented Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest 1968 with the song “Marianne.” His hits also include “L’arca di Noè”, “Io che amo solo te” and “Adesso sì”.

-Sergio Endrigo (Pula, 15 juin 1933 – Rome, 7 septembre 2005) est un auteur-compositeur-interprète italien. Il a remporté le Festival de Sanremo en 1968 et participé au concours Eurovision de la chanson de la même année

 

milano maggio 1961

#CharlieChaplin

Sir Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin (Londra, 16 aprile 1889 – Corsier-sur-Vevey, 25 dicembre 1977) è stato un attore, comico, regista, sceneggiatore, compositore e produttore cinematografico britannico, autore di oltre novanta film e tra i più importanti e influenti cineasti del XX secolo.

Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, KBE (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the era of silent film. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona “the Tramp” and is considered one of the most important figures in the history of the film industry. His career spanned more than 75 years, from childhood in the Victorian era until a year before his death in 1977, and encompassed both adulation and controversy.

Sir Charles Spencer «Charlie» Chaplin (Londres, Inglaterra, Reino Unido, 16 de abril de 1889Corsier-sur-Vevey, Suiza, 25 de diciembre de 1977) fue un actor, humorista, compositor, productor, guionista, director, escritor y editor inglés. Adquirió gran popularidad en el cine mudo gracias a las múltiples películas que realizó con su personaje Charlot.2​ A partir de entonces, es ampliamente considerado un símbolo del humorismo y del cine mudo.3​ Para el final de la Primera Guerra Mundial, era uno de los hombres más reconocidos de la cinematografía mundial.

Charles Spencer Chaplin, dit Charlie Chaplin, né le et mort le à Corsier-sur-Vevey (Suisse), est un acteur, réalisateur, scénariste, producteur et compositeur britannique qui devint une idole du cinéma muet grâce à son personnage de Charlot. Durant une carrière longue de 65 ans, il joua dans plus de 80 films, et sa vie publique et privée a fait l’objet d’adulation comme de controverses.

 

Charles Chaplin a Corsier sur Vevey 1961

 

#ClaudiaCardinale

Claudia Cardinale, all’anagrafe Claude Joséphine Rose Cardinale (Tunisi, 15 aprile 1938), è un’attrice italiana.

È stata definita l’attrice italiana più importante emersa negli anni sessanta ed è stata l’unica a conseguire una notorietà internazionale paragonabile a quella di Sophia Loren,o di Gina Lollobrigida, entrambe facenti parte della precedente generazione di attrici negli anni cinquanta. La stampa internazionale l’ha spesso definita la donna più bella del mondo durante quel decennio.

La sua «bellezza in pari tempo solare e notturna, delicata e incisiva, enigmatica e inquietante» è stata utilizzata e valorizzata dai maggiori autori dell’epoca d’oro del cinema italiano. Si ricordano in particolare le sue interpretazioni per Visconti (Il Gattopardo, Vaghe stelle dell’Orsa), Fellini (), Bolognini (Il bell’Antonio, La viaccia, Senilità), Zurlini (La ragazza con la valigia), Comencini (La ragazza di Bube), Sergio Leone (C’era una volta il West), Luigi Zampa (Bello, onesto, emigrato Australia sposerebbe compaesana illibata), Luigi Magni (Nell’anno del Signore) e Damiano Damiani (Il giorno della civetta).

Nel 1984 vince il Premio Pasinetti alla miglior attrice alla 42ª Mostra internazionale d’arte cinematografica di Venezia per Claretta. Ha inoltre vinto il Leone d’oro alla carriera, l’Orso d’oro alla carriera al Festival di Berlino, 5 David di Donatello e 5 Nastri d’argento.

Come le altre attrici della sua generazione, ha incarnato un nuovo modello femminile, una donna volitiva e battagliera, che vuole essere libera e indipendente  afferma la proprietà di se stessa ed aspira ad un ruolo paritario nei rapporti affettivi e professionali.

Compagna per oltre un decennio del produttore cinematografico Franco Cristaldi, principale artefice della sua carriera, dalla metà degli anni settanta è legata al regista Pasquale Squitieri e dalla fine degli anni ottanta risiede stabilmente in Francia. Ha due figli, Patrick e Claudia junior. Nel 1979 diventa nonna.

 

Claudia Cardinale (born 15 April 1938) is an Italian Tunisian film actress and sex symbol who appeared in some of the most acclaimed European films of the 1960s and 1970s, mainly Italian or French, but also in several English films.

Born and raised in La Goulette, a neighbourhood of Tunis, Cardinale won the “Most Beautiful Italian Girl in Tunisia” competition in 1957, the prize being a trip to Italy, which quickly led to film contracts, due above all to the involvement of Franco Cristaldi, who acted as her mentor for a number of years and later married her. After making her debut in a minor role with Omar Sharif in Goha (1958), Cardinale became one of the best-known actresses in Italy after roles in films such as Rocco and His Brothers (1960), Girl with a Suitcase (1961), The Leopard (1963), Cartouche (1963), and Fellini’s (1963).[a] From 1963, Cardinale became known in the United States and Britain following her role in The Pink Panther opposite David Niven. For several years, she appeared in Hollywood films such as Blindfold (1965) opposite Rock Hudson, Lost Command (1966), The Professionals (1966), The Hell with Heroes (1968), and the Sergio Leone epic Western Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), a joint US-Italian production, in which she was praised for her role as a former prostitute opposite Jason Robards, Charles Bronson, and Henry Fonda.

Jaded with the Hollywood film industry and not wanting to become a cliché, Cardinale returned to Italian and French cinema, and garnered the David di Donatello for Best Actress award for her roles in Il giorno della civetta (1968) and as a prostitute alongside Alberto Sordi in A Girl in Australia (1971). In 1974, Cardinale met director Pasquale Squitieri, who would become her husband, and she frequently featured in his films, including I guappi (1974), Corleone (1978) and Claretta (1984), the last of which won her the Nastro d’Argento Award for Best Actress. In 1982, she starred in Werner Herzog’s Fitzcarraldo as the love interest of Klaus Kinski, who raises the funds to buy a steamship in South America. In 2010, Cardinale received the Actress Award at the 47th Antalya “Golden Orange” International Film Festival for her performance as an elderly Italian woman who takes in a young Turkish exchange student in Signora Enrica.

Outspoken on women’s rights causes over the years, Cardinale has been a UNESCO goodwill ambassador for the Defense of Women’s Rights since March 2000. In February 2011, the Los Angeles Times Magazine named Cardinale among the 50 most beautiful women in film history.

 

cinecittà, roma, 1961

 

#YvesSaintLaurent

-Yves Henri Donat Mathieu Saint Laurent /iv ɑ̃’ʁi dɔ’na ma’tjø sɛ̃ lo’ʁɑ̃/ (Orano, 1º agosto 1936 – Parigi, 1º giugno 2008) è stato uno stilista francese, tra i più famosi e conosciuti creatori di moda del XX secolo.

-Yves Mathieu-Saint-Laurent, dit Yves Saint Laurent, né le à Oran en Algérieet mort le à Paris en France, est un grand couturier français, l’un des plus célèbres au monde et dont les collections de haute couture font partie de l’histoire du XXe siècle.

– Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent (French: [iv sɛ̃ lɔʁɑ̃]; 1 August 1936 – 1 June 2008),professionally known as Yves Saint-Laurent, was a French fashion designer who, in 1961, founded his eponymous fashion label. He is regarded as being among the foremost fashion designers in the twentieth century. In 1985, Caroline Rennolds Milbank wrote, “The most consistently celebrated and influential designer of the past twenty-five years, Yves Saint Laurent can be credited with both spurring the couture’s rise from its 1960s ashes and with finally rendering ready-to-wear reputable.” He was able to adapt his style to accommodate the changes in fashion during that period. He approached fashion in a different perspective by wanting women to look comfortable yet elegant at the same time. He is also credited with having introduced the tuxedo suit for women and was known for his use of non-European cultural references, and non-white models.

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#AlfredHitchcock

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock (Londra, 13 agosto 1899Los Angeles, 29 aprile 1980) è stato un regista britannico naturalizzato statunitense. È considerato una delle personalità più importanti della storia del cinema.

Lo spartiacque nella carriera di Hitchcock è rappresentato dal suo trasferimento da Londra a Hollywood, avvenuto nel 1940. In base a questa data, gli studiosi suddividono la sua produzione in due grandi periodi:

  • il periodo britannico, che va dal 1925 al 1940, durante il quale ha diretto ventitré film, di cui nove muti;
  • il periodo americano, che va dal 1940 al 1976, durante il quale ha diretto trenta film, fra i quali si annoverano i più conosciuti.

L’ultimo film è Complotto di famiglia diretto nel 1976.

Il regista è conosciuto anche, grazie ai suoi capolavori thriller, come “maestro del brivido”.

Nel 2012 è uscito nelle sale cinematografiche Hitchcock, con protagonisti Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson e Jessica Biel, film biografico incentrato sul rapporto tra il regista e sua moglie Alma Reville durante la lavorazione del film Psyco.

 

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English film director and producer, widely regarded as one of the most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. He directed 53 feature films  in a career spanning six decades, becoming as well-known as any of his actors thanks to his many interviews, his cameo roles in most of his films, and his hosting of Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1965).

Born on the outskirts of London, Hitchcock entered the film industry in 1919 as a title card designer after training as a technical clerk and copy writer for a telegraph-cable company. His first successful film, The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927), helped to shape the thriller genre, while his 1929 film, Blackmail, was the first British “talkie“. Two of his 1930’s thrillers, The 39 Steps (1935) and The Lady Vanishes (1938), are ranked among the greatest British films of the 20th century. By 1939 Hitchcock was a filmmaker of international importance, and film producer David O. Selznick persuaded him to move to Hollywood. A string of successful films followed, including Rebecca (1940), Foreign Correspondent (1940), Shadow of a Doubt (1943), and The Paradine Case (1947); Rebecca was nominated for 11 Oscars and won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

The “Hitchcockian” style includes the use of camera movement to mimic a person’s gaze, thereby turning viewers into voyeurs, and framing shots to maximise anxiety and fear. The film critic Robin Wood wrote that the meaning of a Hitchcock film “is there in the method, in the progression from shot to shot. A Hitchcock film is an organism, with the whole implied in every detail and every detail related to the whole.” By 1960 Hitchcock had directed four films often ranked among the greatest of all time: Rear Window (1954), Vertigo (1958), North by Northwest (1959), and Psycho (1960); in 2012 Vertigo replaced Orson Welles‘s Citizen Kane (1941) as the British Film Institute‘s best film ever made. By 2016 seven of his films had been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry,including his personal favourite, Shadow of a Doubt (1943). He received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1979 and was knighted in December that year, four months before he died.

 

A.Hitchcok a saint moritz dicembre 1961

 

#SammyDavis jr

– Sammy Davis Jr. (Harlem, 8 dicembre 1925 – Beverly Hills, 16 maggio 1990) è stato un ballerino, cantante, vibrafonista, batterista, attore e comico statunitense.

Sammy Davis Jr. era figlio di due ballerini di Vaudeville, Sammy Davis Sr. e Elvera Sanchez. Il lavoro nel mondo dello spettacolo li teneva lontani da casa per lunghi periodi, così fu la nonna materna ad occuparsi di lui nei suoi primi anni di vita. Quando Sammy Davis Jr. aveva tre anni, i genitori si separarono. Suo padre, che non voleva perdere la custodia del figlio, lo portò in tournée con sé.

 

– Samuel George Davis Jr. (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990) was an American singer, dancer, actor and comedian. He was noted for his impressions of actors, musicians and other celebrities. At the age of three, Davis began his career in vaudeville with his father and Will Mastin as the Will Mastin Trio, which toured nationally. After military service, Davis returned to the trio. Davis became an overnight sensation following a nightclub performance at Ciro’s (in West Hollywood) after the 1951 Academy Awards. With the trio, he became a recording artist. In 1954, he lost his left eye in a car accident, and several years later, he converted to Judaism.[1]

Davis’s film career began as a child in 1933. In 1960, he appeared in the Rat Pack film Ocean’s 11. After a starring role on Broadway in Mr Wonderful (1956), he returned to the stage in 1964’s Golden Boy. In 1966 he had his own TV variety show, titled The Sammy Davis Jr. Show. Davis’s career slowed in the late 1960s, but he had a hit record with “The Candy Man” in 1972 and became a star in Las Vegas, earning him the nickname “Mister Show Business”.[2][3]

Davis was a victim of racism throughout his life, particularly during the pre-Civil Rights era, and was a large financial supporter of the Civil Rights Movement. Davis had a complex relationship with the black community, and drew criticism after publicly supporting President Richard Nixon in 1972 (although he later returned to being a Democrat). One day on a golf course with Jack Benny, he was asked what his handicap was. “Handicap?” he asked. “Talk about handicap. I’m a one-eyed Negro Jew.”[4][5] This was to become a signature comment, recounted in his autobiography, and in countless articles.[6]

After reuniting with Sinatra and Dean Martin in 1987, Davis toured with them and Liza Minnelli internationally, before he died of throat cancer in 1990. He died in debt to the Internal Revenue Service,[7] and his estate was the subject of legal battles.[8] Davis was awarded the Spingarn Medal by the NAACP and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award for his television performances. He was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 1987, and in 2001, he was posthumously awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

 

 

 

#BrigitteBardot

Brigitte Anne Marie Bardot, anche conosciuta come B.B. (“Bri-Bri” da bambina) (Parigi, 28 settembre 1934), è un’attrice, ex modella, cantante, ballerina e attivista francese.

Dopo gli esordi come danzatrice classica, diviene prima modella, posando per svariate copertine di riviste di moda, quindi attrice e infine, dal 1962, cantante. Negli anni del successo si consacrò come un’icona sexy. Dal 1962, inoltre, è un’attivista per i diritti degli animali, attività che l’ha assorbita completamente a partire dal suo abbandono del cinema avvenuto nel 1973.

 

Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot (French: [bʁiʒit baʁˈdo]; born 28 September 1934) is a French actress, singer, dancer and fashion model, who later became an animal rights activist. She was one of the best known sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s and was widely referred to by her initials, B.B.[

Bardot was an aspiring ballerina in her early life. She started her acting career in 1952. After appearing in 16 routine comedy films that had limited international release, she became world-famous in 1957 after starring in the controversial film And God Created Woman. Bardot caught the attention of French intellectuals. She was the subject of Simone de Beauvoir’s 1959 essay, The Lolita Syndrome, which described Bardot as a “locomotive of women’s history” and built upon existentialist themes to declare her the first and most liberated woman of post-war France. She later starred in Jean-Luc Godard’s 1963 film Le Mépris. For her role in Louis Malle’s 1965 film Viva Maria! Bardot was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress. From 1969 to 1978, Bardot was the official face of Marianne (who had previously been anonymous) to represent the liberty of France.

Bardot retired from the entertainment industry in 1973. During her career in show business, she starred in 47 films, performed in several musical shows and recorded over 60 songs. She was awarded the Legion of Honour in 1985 but refused to accept it.After her retirement, she established herself as an animal rights activist. During the 2000s, she generated controversy by criticizing immigration and Islam in France and has been fined five times for inciting racial hatred.

 

Brigitte Bardot (connue sous les initiales de « BB »), née le à Paris, est une actrice de cinéma, mannequin, chanteuse et militante de la cause animale française.

Figure féminine des années 1950 et 1960, elle est une star mondiale, l’égérie et la muse de grands artistes de l’époque. Emblème de l’émancipation des femmes et de la liberté sexuelle, elle passe des rôles de femme-enfant à ceux de femme fatale.

Elle tourne avec les plus grands réalisateurs, incarnant des personnages à l’élégante légèreté et à la sensualité photogénique. Elle devient rapidement un sex-symbol et acquiert une renommée internationale. Avec à son actif 45 films et plus de 70 chansons en près de 21 ans de carrière, Brigitte Bardot est une des artistes françaises les plus célèbres au monde.

En 1973, elle met un terme à sa carrière d’actrice et se consacre dès lors à la défense des animaux, notamment en présidant la fondation Brigitte-Bardot. À partir des années 1990, plusieurs de ses déclarations suscitent la controverse, en particulier lorsqu’elle critique les égorgements pratiqués par les musulmans et la montée de l’islam en France.

 

 

#DavidNiven

David Niven, al secolo James David Graham Niven (Londra, 1º marzo 1910 – Château-d’Œx, 29 luglio 1983), è stato un attore britannico.

Arrivò a Hollywood durante gli anni trenta, iniziando a lavorare come comparsa in pellicole western. Firmò un contratto con il produttore Samuel Goldwyn e finalmente ebbe una parte più rilevante in La tragedia del Bounty (1935); da allora il suo successo crebbe grazie alle interpretazioni in La carica dei seicento (1936) e ne La voce nella tempesta (1939), e nelle commedie brillanti come L’ottava moglie di Barbablù (1938) e Situazione imbarazzante (1939).

Vinse l’Oscar al miglior attore protagonista per la sua interpretazione del timido e solitario maggiore Pollock in Tavole separate (1958), accanto a Deborah Kerr e Burt Lancaster, tratto dall’omonima commedia di Terence Rattigan.

Seguirono ruoli memorabili in drammi come Buongiorno tristezza (1958), in film bellici quali I cannoni di Navarone (1961) e I due nemici (1962), nel quale ebbe come partner Alberto Sordi, e in commedie sofisticate come La Pantera Rosa (1963) e James Bond 007 – Casino Royale (1967), commedia non appartenente alla serie ufficiale di film tratti dai romanzi di Ian Fleming, in cui interpretò il ruolo di James Bond.

Negli anni settanta venne acclamato da pubblico e critica per due brillanti libri autobiografici: La luna è un pallone (The Moon’s a Balloon) (1971) e Bring On the Empty Horses (1975), quest’ultimo mai tradotto in italiano. Nel 1981 pubblicò un romanzo d’amore e avventura ambientato a Londra durante la seconda guerra mondiale, Va piano, torna presto (Go Slowly, Come Back Quickly).

 

nella foto: David Niven con la seconda moglie Hjordis Paulina Tersmeden , in Belgio nel 1961

James David Graham Niven (1 March 1910 – 29 July 1983) was an English actor and novelist. His many roles included Squadron Leader Peter Carter in A Matter of Life and Death, Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days, and Sir Charles Lytton, (“the Phantom”) in The Pink Panther. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Separate Tables (1958).

Born in London, Niven attended Heatherdown Preparatory School and Stowe before gaining a place at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. After Sandhurst, he joined the British Army and was gazetted a second lieutenant in the Highland Light Infantry. Having developed an interest in acting, he left the Highland Light Infantry, travelled to Hollywood, and had several minor roles in film. He first appeared as an extra in the British film There Goes the Bride (1932). From there, he hired an agent and had several small parts in films from 1933 to 1935, including a non-speaking part in MGM’s Mutiny on the Bounty. This brought him to wider attention within the film industry and he was spotted by Samuel Goldwyn. Upon the outbreak of the Second World War, Niven returned to Britain and rejoined the army, being recommissioned as a lieutenant.

Niven resumed his acting career after his demobilisation, and was voted the second-most popular British actor in the 1945 Popularity Poll of British film stars. He appeared in A Matter of Life and Death (1946), The Bishop’s Wife (1947), and Enchantment (1948), all of which received critical acclaim. Niven later appeared in The Elusive Pimpernel (1950), The Toast of New Orleans (1950), Happy Go Lovely (1951), Happy Ever After (1954) and Carrington V.C. (1955) before scoring a big success as Phileas Fogg in Michael Todd’s production of Around the World in 80 Days (1956). Niven appeared in nearly a hundred films, and many shows for television. He also began writing books, with considerable commercial success. In 1982 he appeared in Blake Edwards’ final “Pink Panther” films Trail of the Pink Panther and Curse of the Pink Panther, reprising his role as Sir Charles Lytton.

Alberto Sordi e David Niven nel film “I due Nemici”

 

#AlfredHitchcock

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock (Londra, 13 agosto 1899 – Los Angeles, 29 aprile 1980) è stato un regista e produttore cinematografico britannico naturalizzato statunitense[1]. È considerato una delle personalità più importanti della storia del cinema.

Lo spartiacque nella carriera di Hitchcock è rappresentato dal suo trasferimento da Londra a Hollywood, avvenuto nel 1940. In base a questa data, gli studiosi suddividono la sua produzione in due grandi periodi:

  • il periodo inglese, che va dal 1925 al 1940, durante il quale ha diretto ventitré film, di cui nove muti;
  • il periodo americano, che va dal 1940 al 1976, durante il quale ha diretto trenta film, fra i quali si annoverano i più conosciuti.

L’ultimo film è Complotto di famiglia diretto nel 1976.

Il regista è conosciuto anche, grazie ai suoi capolavori thriller, come “maestro del brivido”.

Nel 2012 è uscito nelle sale cinematografiche Hitchcock, con protagonisti Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson e Jessica Biel, film biografico incentrato sul rapporto tra il regista e sua moglie Alma Reville durante la lavorazione del film Psyco.

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English film director and producer, at times referred to as “The Master of Suspense”. He pioneered many elements of the suspense and psychological thriller genres. He had a successful career in British cinema with both silent films and early talkies and became renowned as England’s best director. Hitchcock moved to Hollywood in 1939, and became a US citizen in 1955.

With a career spanning more than half a century, Hitchcock fashioned for himself a recognisable directorial style.  His stylistic trademarks include the use of camera movement that mimics a person’s gaze, forcing viewers to engage in a form of voyeurism. In addition, he framed shots to maximise anxiety, fear, or empathy, and used innovative forms of film editing. His work often features fugitives on the run alongside “icy blonde” female characters.

Hitchcock became a highly visible public figure through interviews, movie trailers, cameo appearances in his own films, and the ten years in which he hosted the television program Alfred Hitchcock Presents. In 1978, film critic John Russell Taylor described Hitchcock as “the most universally recognizable person in the world”, and “a straightforward middle-class Englishman who just happened to be an artistic genius”.

Hitchcock directed more than fifty feature films in a career spanning six decades and is often regarded as the greatest British filmmaker. He came first in a 2007 poll of film critics in Britain’s Daily Telegraph, which said: “Unquestionably the greatest filmmaker to emerge from these islands, Hitchcock did more than any director to shape modern cinema, which would be utterly different without him. His flair was for narrative, cruelly withholding crucial information (from his characters and from viewers) and engaging the emotions of the audience like no one else.”

Prior to 1980, there had long been talk of Hitchcock being knighted for his contribution to film. Critic Roger Ebert wrote: “Other British directors like Sir Carol Reed and Sir Charlie Chaplin were knighted years ago, while Hitchcock, universally considered by film students to be one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, was passed over”. Hitchcock later received his knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II in the 1980 New Year Honours.In 2002, the magazine MovieMaker named Hitchcock the most influential filmmaker of all time.

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