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  • Arpad Szenes | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    Back to the timeline Previous Next Arpad Szenes Denise Colomb 1947 40cm x 30cm silver print Paris Médiathèque de l Architecture et du Patrimoine Architecture Heritage Media Center Ministère de la Culture Médiathèque du Patrimoine Dist RMN Denise Colomb View

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  • Tintin au pays de l'or noir (extrait) | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    a very young age and later in scouting publishing his first drawings in scouting magazines in the 1920s Once his secondary education was complete he started working for the conservative daily Le vingtième siècle then did his military service On his return he was put in charge of Petit vingtième a supplement for young people which he illustrated abundantly alongside Catholic and scouting publications In 1928 he recycled a character called Totor a scout he renamed Tintin who became a reporter giving him a fox terrier as a companion named Snowy His first major investigation Tintin in the Land of the Soviets aimed to denounce the communist regime Printed in the Petit vingtième it was a huge publishing success From that point on the readership for the adventures of Tintin and Milou whose storylines tracked current events such as colonialism prohibition in America Japan s invasion of China and Che Guevara and Latin American dictatorships in Tintin and the Picaros grew steadily The books were translated into a hundred languages and sold more than 200 million copies Hergé was among the first to import balloons or comic book speech bubbles which were already common in the United States As he

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  • Chanson pour l'auvergnat | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    magic of an instantly memorizable timeless melody The artist French writer composer and singer born in Sète October 21 1921 Young Georges grew up in a big Franco Italian family He had a happy childhood filled with music from a very young age especially French songs and jazz Uninterested in school but an increasingly avid reader young Brassens began writing especially poems at the age of 14 A painful episode in his youth gave him a chance to leave his native region of Hérault for the capital He did a stint in prison for theft an adventure he would later use to write two songs La mauvaise réputation and Les quatre bacheliers Working as a laborer for Renault by day trying his hand at the piano at his aunt s lodging house at night he immersed himself more and more avidly in the discovery of Fort Rimbaud and Villon publishing a first collection of poems in 1942 Then came the war a stint of compulsory work service in Germany and the years went by not always in a carefree way Brassens also did some freelancing for Le Libertaire an anarchist magazine At that point several encounters shaped the destiny of the still undiscovered artist Jeanne Le Bonnier La Jeanne Puppchen his lifelong companion René Fallet a loyal friend and Patachou who pushed him to face the public and introduced him to Pierre Nicolas who became his accomplice on the double bass and in Brassens the double bass is important Jacques Canetti from his base at the Trois Baudets concert hall accelerated the launch of his career Finally Brassens found success and his audience the venues got bigger Bobino Olympia he went on tour after tour and was showered with awards Academie Charles Cros Grand Prix This was in 1954 After

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  • Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    Semitic crowd booed Ida Rubinstein feeling that a Jewish actress could not do justice to the role of this Catholic saint the tour met with great success in France s unoccupied areas during the war In 1953 Ingrid Bergman reprised the title role in Naples than at the Paris Opera in 1954 in a mise en scène created by her then husband Roberto Rossellini They adapted it for the big screen the following year The artists Roberto Rossellini Roberto Rossellini was born into an educated middle class family in Rome in 1906 He began working in the movie industry trying his hand at various related crafts He produced his first short features starting in 1936 and worked as an assistant to a number of directors His friendship with one of Mussolini s sons allowed him to make his Fascist Trilogy between 1941 and 1943 As soon as Rome was liberated in 1943 he made Rome Open City 1946 Cannes Grand Prix the first film in his Neorealistic Trilogy that includes Paisa and Germany Year Zero for which he worked with nonprofessional actors In 1948 Ingrid Bergman contacted him about working together together they produced six films including Stromboli Journey to Italy and Fear and had three children including the actress Isabella Rossellini Starting in the sixties Rossellini began working primarily for television on cultural and educational projects He headed the experimental cinema center and presided over the Cannes Festival in 1977 He died shortly thereafter of a heart attack Arthur Honegger A Paris composer of Swiss descent Arthur Honegger was born in 1892 in Le Havre to a family of music loving merchants He learned to play the violin and entered the Zurich Conservatory in 1909 and the Paris Conservatory two years later He was a member of the Group

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  • Les diaboliques | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    and mistress of a boarding school headmaster who tyrannizes them both decide to murder him But the body disappears while it seems to appear to the killers And that is all we can tell you for as it says in the anti spoiler message at the end of the film Don t reveal the plot of Les diaboliques to your friends Among the young actors making their debut in the film are Jean Lefebvre Michel Serrault and Johnny Hallyday as a young schoolboy The artist The French film director Henri Georges Clouzot was born in Niort in 1907 On completing his traditional studies he became a journalist before getting involved in adapting screenplays for the cinema He made his first feature film in 1942 The Murderer Lives at Number 21 with Pierre Fresnay and Suzy Delair his companion followed by Le corbeau in 1943 which led to a temporary ban on working in films after the Liberation After the ban was lifted he re established his reputation and made the most successful films of his career including Quai des Orfèvres which won Best Director at the 1947 Venice Film Festival Manon an adaptation of Manon Lescaut Le salaire de la

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  • Mon oncle | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    this house where everything communicates as Mme Arpel coos A visionary Tati poses very contemporary questions with humor and insistence on architecture and town planning local services social interaction between classes parent child relations the place of cars in our cities But Mon Oncle is above all a great comic film Jacques Tati in his original and poetic style creates a new rhythm for his scenes and gags and develops a popular ambitious and demanding cinema The film ends on an optimistic note with father and son hand in hand united in a mischievous complicity that they will have to learn to sustain The artist Jacques Tatischeff was born in the outskirts of Paris on October 9 1907 Destined to follow in the footsteps of his father a picture framer he abandoned his studies to become a mime artist He performed his pantomime parodies of sports on stage and then in short films In 1947 he made L école des facteurs School for Postmen a promising outline of his first feature length film which came out the same year Jour de Fête The Big Day This first work was greeted with critical and public success Proudly claiming descent from the great American burlesque comedians headed by Chaplin and Keaton Tati established his own offbeat style a silent and very resonant cinema a great comic filmmaker was born In 1953 Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot Monsieur Hulot s Holiday was an international triumph especially in the United States This was the first appearance on screen of the emblematic character to which the filmmaker now lent his own tall silhouette Mon Oncle My Uncle came out in 1958 and received the highest accolades the Special Jury Prize at Cannes and the Oscar for Best Foreign Film in Hollywood Tati attached to his

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  • Zazie dans l'métro | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    to work Oo the bastards cries Zazie oo the swine To do that to me Snot only you they re doing it to says Gabriel perfectly objective Don t give a damn Doesn t alter the fact that it s happening to me me that was so happy so pleased and everything to be going to be conveyed by metro Blast bloody hell Have to make the best of it have to be reasonable said Gabriel whose remarks were sometimes tinged with a slightly Kantian Thomism Date 1959 Editions Gallimard View this work in the Urban transportation exhibition The work The novel Zazie dans le metro Zazie in the Metro published in 1959 is one of Raymond Queneau s best known works Zazie a 12 year old girl comes to Paris to visit her uncle and is keen to ride on the Metro But the Metro is on strike and Zazie gets to experience Parisian life in a series of misadventures that she survives thanks to her determination to discover the reality of the adult world An initiatory if surreal novel Zazie dans le métro was made into a film by Louis Malle The author Raymond Queneau was an unclassifiable French literary figure Born in Le Havre in 1903 he moved to Paris at a young age and published his first writings in 1931 After flirting with the Surrealists and the new novel he developed his own original work characterized by an unrelenting exploration of the forms of language The founding of Oulipo a group of writers and mathematicians was an important step in this process Studying the ways that literature is constructed the group sought literary inspiration within the confines of formal constraints Cent mille milliards de poèmes Hundred Thousand Billion Poems is an example of this the verses

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  • Pickpocket | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    might never have met pre credits introduction to the film The 1959 film Pickpocket is based on a screenplay written by Robert Bresson himself a young man decides to start stealing He practices for a while and then steals from people in ever more dangerous circumstances He is in a relationship with Jeanne his mother s home helper who tries to reason with him He is arrested by a police inspector who understands his psychology but is then released due to lack of evidence He leaves France to avoid falling into a life of crime In the words of William Lee Pickpocket is a film of looks and gestures Wallets pass from hand to hand in a veritable ballet The scene at the station is utterly exhilarating You feel the tension and at the same time the pleasure in pulling it off A shiver of fear mixed with pleasure runs through you The filmmaker offers us a rare sensory experience Pickpocket is perhaps the film that best captures the pleasure that can be derived from stealing from breaking the law The director A French filmmaker born in 1901 Robert Bresson began his career as a painter and photographer In 1934 he made the burlesque film Les affaires publiques which he later disowned and prohibited screening During the war he made two films including Les dames du bois de Boulogne with Maria Casarès with dialog by Jean Cocteau Disappointed with the performance of the professional actors from then on he was to work only with what he called models people who had never acted before and who had no preconceived notions of what acting was about He would shoot take after take until he was happy with the result His pared down style with virtually no camera movement placing great emphasis

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