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Jean Boffety

Highest Rated: 100% The Great Love (1969)

Lowest Rated: 82% Thieves Like Us (1974)

Birthday: Jun 07, 1925

Birthplace: Chantelle, Allier, France

Jean Boffety was one of the lesser-known (and, frankly, underappreciated) cinematographers of the French New Wave. The movement was defined primarily by a rejection of the conservative filmmaking paradigm, replacing more restricted ideas about dialogue and how to use the camera with innovative techniques like long tracking shots, rapid cutting, and breaking the fourth wall, along with pervasive existentialist themes. Jean Boffety was a frequent collaborator with director Robert Enrico, also one of the lesser-known and underappreciated figures of the French New Wave. Together they made movies like "The Wise Guys," a tale of revenge and redemption at a sawmill in France. One of Boffety's most memorable collaborations with Enrico was actually a short film (and Oscar-winner) called "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," a 28-minute-long piece about an American Civil War-era hanging that fails when the rope breaks, giving the condemned man a second chance. Boffety also worked several times with director Claude Sautet on critically acclaimed films such as "The Things of Life," wherein a man's life is told in exquisitely rendered flashbacks in the aftermath of a devastating car accident.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 40% Feeling Good Cinematographer - 2010
No Score Yet 47% Dog Day Cinematographer - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chinese in Paris Cinematographer - 1974
82% 72% Thieves Like Us Cinematographer - 1974
No Score Yet 33% The Troubles of Alfred Cinematographer - 1971
100% 89% The Great Love Cinematographer - 1969
89% 81% I Love You, I Love You Cinematographer $59K 1968
No Score Yet 81% The Last Adventure Cinematographer - 1967
No Score Yet 78% As Long As You're Healthy Cinematographer - 1966
No Score Yet 88% Yoyo Cinematographer - 1965
No Score Yet 86% An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Cinematographer - 1962

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