Saturday, November 14th, 2009
November 8th of this year, Alain Delon Celebrated his(her,its) 74 years, and his(her,its) 43 of cinema! Almost half a century when the beautiful Alain Leap in the French cinema, since certain When the woman gets involved in it, in 1957, ofYves Allégret.
Nothing predisposed the young person Delon Has to make the comedian, of his native Burgundy. The young person Alain Be going, at first, to work in the family butcher's shop-delicatessen, in Bourg-la-Reine. Cramped in the business of the meat, the young man dreams about distant horizons and will make a commitment at the age of 17, in the army, leaving for the opportunity(occasion) in Indochina. The sailor is going to know only the agony of the French presence in South-East Asia, the war ending just after the military disaster of Good Dien Phu.
In 1954, return in the hexagon for the young serviceman, but no doubt to return in sausages and pâtés, beautiful AlainAs Lucien de RubempréWill prefer to rise to the assault of the capital, with its physical appearance of young man(juvenile lead). And it is an actress, Brigitte AuberWhich(Who) is going to give a leg up to him(her).
The movie of Allégret thus throws(launches) the apollon in the big bath of the cinema, with another young hope of the French cinema, Bruno Cremer.
Next year, that will be the meeting with Romy SchneiderA love at first sight(lightning stroke) on the tray(plateau) of the movie Christine, product by Marcel DassaultWith for chaperon Jean-Claude Brialy. The length-measurement will not stay in the history(story) of the cinema, while the couple Delon-Schneider Will enter the legend!
The 60s are going to be the years of the consecration! It is René Clément Which(Who) is going to make of Delon A star, with Full Sun, in 1960, glorifying the plastic art of the young man(juvenile lead) navigating on the oceanic streams.
A few months after and that will be Rocco and his(her) brothers, turned(shot) in Italy, supervised by Luchino ViscontiMovie where he(it) will bind(connect) a pact of friendship with Renato Salvatori.
In 1962, Delon Continue his(her,its) transalpine career(quarry) in the hands of Michelangelo AntonioniIn The Eclipse, where he(it) plays the role of a loving trader of Monica VittiIn mysterious and distant Rome.
In 2 years, this unknown young man(juvenile lead) which was worth only by its plastic art, reaches(affects) the firmament of the 7eme art with 3 henceforth legendary movies. Alain Is 27 years old, and is already an international star in front of which one pame the feminine gente and the cinema enthusiasts of all the countries!
But gesture(movement) delonienne is far from being finished! 1963 will be a big grown. By turning(shooting) Underground melodyWith Jean Gabin Delon Gives tit for tat to a pre-war French screen legend, supervised by 'Henri Verneuil, In the role of the gangster which he(it) will often decline, in his(its) career(quarry). Knighted by the stars(speedboats) of the 30s (in particular Viviane RomanceWhich(Who) had bewitched Gabin In The beautiful team), Melody dedicates definitively Delon As a big hexagonal(national) star(speedboat)!
The original end on the music of Michel Magne.
French consecration, international gratitude(recognition) with the masterpiece of ViscontiIl Gattopardo, where Delon Play magnificent Tancrède, spining around the beautiful Claudia ! The viscontien opus will hang on(collide) the Golden Palm, on Croisette, in this spring, 1963, making of Delon A new star glittering with one thousand fires(lights) in the firmament of the 7eme art!
Delon Find then Riviera, supervised by René ClémentMovie in which he(it) will seduce Jane Fonda.
Hollywood makes then sheep's eyes at the French actor, and the beautiful Alain Will make two movies in Los Angeles, The Killers of San Francisco of Ralph NelsonIn 1965,
Where he(it) crosses the road ofAnn MargaretAnd of an actor on the decline, Van HefflinAnd an improbable western, next year, Has we two, Texas, where it has for partner the crooner Dean Martin.
American interlude which will not stay in reports(memoirs), meeting(appointment) m missed with Hollywood, that Delon Will leave without regrets!
After the role of Jacques Chaban-Delmas In the international spectacular, Paris burns, managed by an old knowledge, René ClémentIt is Jean-Pierre Melville Which(Who) offers to the actor, one of its most beautiful roles, that of the Samurai.
In a deafening silence, rocked by the music of François of Roubaix Delon A methodical and hieratic killer, a monk-soldier of the modern times contents with being who exchanged the monachal frieze for the white mac!It will be necessary to wait two years, to see him(it) replaying the bashful lovers, in The Swimming poolWhere Delon Producer imposed Romy SchneiderFormer(Ancient) fiancée quite happy to find the beautiful Alain. Reunion between the former(ancient) two lovers will be solar.
While being at it, he(it) re-puts on(re-assumes) the role of a gangster, Roger Sartet, engaged(opened) by Vittorio Manalese, played by Jean GabinAnd hunted(chased away) by inspector Le Goff, interpreted by Lino VenturaIn a highlight of the French-style whodunit, The clan of the Sicilian, thatEnnio Morricone Be going to immortalize in a stabbing ritournelle.
Big popular success, Delon Borsalino hat, with his(her) hexagonal(national) alter ego is then going to produce, Jean-Paul Belmondo
But, once again, it is Jean-Pierre Melville Which(Who) will offer him(her) a magnificent role, in crepuscular red Circle, where he(it) found Bourvil Yves MontandAnd Gian-Maria Volonte.
The terrible 70s, for the 7eme art, with television which rises in power and which relegates the cinema to too often poor cinemas, which a cinema enthusiast become a televiewer avoids(flees). It is a difficult period for the gods of the screen, suddenly deconsecrated by the small attic window, losing will have sworn them of hero of the film to fall again among the men(people)... Difficult Decade for DelonWhich(Who) concentrates two caps, that of the producer and the actor, taking few risks, exploiting(running) his(her,its) fame by avoiding competitors who can make for him(her) of the shade(shadow)... Seventies was a meeting(appointment) missed for the actor, who avoided the rising generation, Depardieu And DewaereTurning(Shooting) too often supervised by collusive directors, a little as BelmondoAnd aligning rather inferior lengths-measurements, which make do vacillate the star. Some too rare flashes of lighting to save this decade of the wreck, a beautiful meeting with SignoretIn widow Couderc, a beautiful duet with Jean-Louis Trintignant In Cop Story, desperate Mr Klein,
But very too little to equal these 60s blessed by the gods. Delon Feels orphan, of René ClémentOf Luchino Visconti Or of Jean-Pierre MelvilleMasters(Teachers) who are not any more, who cannot guide him(it) any more.
The 80s will be in this lineage, in spite of return on the front of the scene(stage) with some well tied up whodunits, but which will not equal the melvilliens opuses, leaving the spectator with a taste of unfinished, in the touched memory(souvenir) of the masterpieces of past. It is nevertheless a director of him(her,it) after 68, Bertrand BlierOf the film-makers' new generation that he(it) had carefully avoided, which(who) will give him(her) one of its most poignant roles, in Our History(Story), where he(it) will play the role of an alcoholic looser, which(who) will look in Delon His(Her) only Caesar(César).
Alain Delon A son of the cinema is who was betrayed by the television, the victim of the small attic window and its visual hegemony, but he was also the orphan discouraged of some brilliant directors, of Visconti In Melville By way of ClémentWhich(Who) left the actor in a creative solitude which was fatal him(her) in 70-80. There is still a memory(souvenir) of the solar energy an ephebe who illuminated with his only presence, the movies of his(her,its) 60s.
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