MICHEL AUDIARD (1920 – 1985)

Paul Michel Audiard, born in Paris on 15 May 1920 and died in Dourdan on 28 July 1985 , is a screenwriter , writer and director French of cinema , also writer and newspaper columnist. Inspired by the banter of the people of Paris, Michel Audiard’s dialogues are one of the best examples of irreverence to own detached 1960s . Sometimes described as a right-wing anarchist , one of the few regrets that he knows is not having had time to adapt to the screen Journey to the End of the Night by Louis-Ferdinand Céline . He is the father of writer and director Jacques Audiard .

Paul Michel Audiard was born in the 14th arrondissement of Paris He was interested in studies In literature, Very passionate young literature and cinema, he forged a strong reading culture including Rimbaud , Proust and Céline and discovers dialogues Jeanson and Prévert. Also passionate about cycling, he drags the side of the Winter Velodrome , where he met André Pousse , he later introduced in acting. Thinking time to make a career in the bike, but he gave it up. May 3, 1947, he married Marie-Christine Guibert at St Dominique (Paris XIV). “Cri-Cri” give him two sons: Francis (born 1949, died 1975) and Jacques (born April 30, 1952). Although still married, he in 1953 an unrecognized third son, Michel Audiard. After the war, he ekes out a living as paperboy, which allows him to approach the middle of journalism. He thus joined the Evening Star, where he began a series of articles on Asia written on the counters of Parisian bistros. In 1949, director André Hunebelle took him into the world of cinema by ordering the scenario of a thriller, Mission in Tangier , soon followed by two more films, three crime novels, and the first successful adaptation of novels cinema ( Le Passe-wall , The Three Musketeers ). His fame extends, and in 1955, he met Jean Gabin in which he proposed the scenario Diesel . Thus began a collaboration of seven years and 17 films, including several big hits ( The Great Family , The Old Man of the old , Baron Lock , A monkey in winter ), and there was only a little broken: ( Babette s’en va-t-en guerre , Taxi to Tobruk ). Michel Audiard is now a popular writer, which he incurred the wrath of young filmmakers Nouvelle Vague where it symbolizes the “movie dad.” In 1963, he wrote for Jean-Paul Belmondo ( 100,000 dollars to the sun ‘s Henri Verneuil ) and a team of talented actors, including Lino Ventura , Francis Blanche , Bernard Blier , Jean Lefebvre ( The Tontons gunslingers and the Barbouzes of Georges Lautner ). But the quarrel with Jean Gabin did not last and they find themselves in 1967 for Le Pacha and still collaborate occasionally ( Under the sign of the bull of Gilles Grangier or the black flag flies over the pot ).

In 1966 , he began a career as a director and made ​​films whose titles are among the longest in the French cinema: ( She does not drink, do not smoke it, drag it, but … it causes! , Do not Take God’s Children for Wild Geese ). But after eight films and a documentary whose success remains poor, he returned to his true vocation. January 19, 1975, while working with director Philippe de Broca in scenario The Incorrigible , it has been hit hard by the news of the death of his son Francis, who was killed in a car accident. It will retain a deep sadness that now give his work a darker tone ( Custody and Deadly Circuit of Claude Miller ), although also continues to participate in large popular success ( Grand Escogriffe , Tender Chicken , The Guignolo , The Professional , Heat Wave ). In 1978 , he published a partly autobiographical novel Night, day and every other night , for which he received the prize of Four panels . He was recognized by his peers by winning the César for best screenplay in 1982 for Custody .

He died July 28, 1985 at his home in Dourdan in the department of Essonne , suites of cancer at the age of 65. He is buried in the cemetery of Montrouge . You could tell if Audiard wrote a film because they always were funny smart remarks every time no doubt. He was a talented writer and every time the dialog or the story is from Michel Audiard I know this is going to be a good time. Now his son his the talented director Jacques Audiard.

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