Monday, August 25, 2014

Attenborough: his great films before and behind the camera – Le Figaro

VIDEOS – The British actor and director, who died on Sunday, has left its mark on two monuments of cinema: The Great Escape and Jurassic Park . As a director, he received the ultimate accolade with eight Oscars for Gandhi .

Richard Attenborough belongs to the inner circle figures of cinema who managed to juggle a dual career in front of and behind the camera. Actor under his coat he was showing two movies cultissimes: The Great Escape John Sturges in 1963 Jurassic Park by Steven Spielberg in 1993 . he finds Steve McQueen in 1966 The Sand Pebbles by Robert Wise. The correctness of his game is awarded the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor

In 1969, he began his career as a director with a film about anti-militarist World War. Oh God! that war is pretty . In 1977, it explores the genre of war film again with A bridge too far ( A Bridge Too Far ), an adaptation of the famous eponymous book by Cornelius Ryan. In 1982 with his masterpiece Gandhi , which traces the struggle for peace the legendary Indian political leader, he entered his living in the pantheon of cinema receiving no less than eight Oscars, the most prestigious one Best Picture.

In seven extracts, we suggest you browse the rich cinematic career of Richard Attenborough.

The Great Escape (1963) by John Sturges

Richard Attenborough plays the commander Roger Bartlett, nicknamed Big X. side of Steve McQueen is perfect in the role of a British officer who knows mix authority and humanism. A great war movie to watch again and again without moderation.

The Sand Pebbles (1966) Robert Wise

Once again the epic backdrop of the war – after The Great Escape – serves Attenborough talent. It shares the stage with his new friend Steve McQueen.

The Strangler Rillington Place (1971) by Richard Fleischer

The scenario is based on the story real, the serial killer John Christie. Richard Attenborough plays with almost eerie accuracy that terrible criminal who sowed panic in the heart of London in the forties. Everything is filmed by a camera SURGICAL Richard Fleischer at the top of his game.

Ten Little Indians (1974) Peter Collinson

The novels of Agatha Christie have been numerous film adaptations. Peter Collinson for his film the director has assembled an amazing cast. Charles Aznavour, Alberto de Mendoza, Stéphane Audran, Gert Fröbe, Richard Attenborough and Orson Welles – who voices the narrator – give a distinctive look to this police work impeccable suspense.

A bridge too far (1977) by Richard Attenborough

Marshal Montgomery wanted to shorten World War II by mounting a formidable airborne action, Operation Market Garde n. Edited by Richard Attenborough, Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Michael Caine, Anthony Hopkins, Robert Redford and Sean Connery here we deliver an exciting lesson in heroism.

Gandhi (1982) by Richard Attenborough

Eight Oscars for this masterful film that traces the career of one of the most charismatic men of the twentieth century, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, played with precision and conviction by Ben Kingsley.

Chaplin (1992) by Richard Attenborough

This filmed biography is a tribute to one of the greatest actors of the twentieth century, Charlie Chaplin.Une who wanted to work in Richard Attenborough heart who bore boundless admiration for this giant of cinema and Robert Downey Jr. offered his first major role.


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