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Georges Franju

Highest Rated: 98% Eyes Without a Face (1959)

Lowest Rated: 90% Judex (1963)

Birthday: Apr 12, 1912

Birthplace: Fougères, Ille-et-Vilaine, France

Former set designer who in 1937 co-founded the renowned Cinematheque Francaise film archive with Henri Langlois. Franju made several gripping documentaries including "Le Sang des betes" (1949) and "Hotel des Invalides" (1951), noted for their distinctive blending of the lyrical with the horrific; he later carried the style over into feature films such as "La Tete contre les murs" (1958) and "Eyes Without a Face" (1959). Although some critics placed Franju on the fringes of the French New Wave largely because several of his most prominent films came out in the late 1950s and early 60s, his work has steadfastly remained difficult to categorize. Major influences on Franju include Louis Feuillade, whose "Judex" serial he enjoyably and respectfully remade in 1963, and Jean Cocteau, whose novel "Thomas the Imposter" Franju filmed in 1965.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sin Of Father Mouret (La Faute De L'abbé Mouret) Director - 2002
No Score Yet 47% Shadowman Director,
Original Music
- 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thomas the Impostor Director,
Screenwriter
- 1965
90% 82% Judex Director - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Therese Desqueyroux Director,
Writer
- 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spotlight on a Murderer Director,
Screenwriter
- 1961
No Score Yet 69% Head Against the Wall Director - 1959
98% 87% Eyes Without a Face Director $52.7K 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Le grand Méliès Director,
Screenwriter
- 1952
No Score Yet 90% Blood of the Beasts Director,
Screenwriter
- 1949

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