Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Death of novelist and screenwriter Jean Vautrin – Le Figaro

DISAPPEARANCE – The writer-director, Prix Goncourt in 1989 for A big step towards the Good Lord , died Tuesday at his home Gradignan, near Bordeaux, at the age of 82.

The novelist and screenwriter Jean Vautrin, whose real name is Jean Herman, is died Tuesday at his home in Gradignan, near Bordeaux, at the age of 82, do we learned from his agent, Danielle Gain. Jack of all, he began his career in film under his real name, Jean Herman, before launching in the early 1970s, in the literature, as Vautrin pseudonym taken from the hero of Balzac in the Human Comedy . In 1968, he signed his first film adaptation of a novel by Sébastien Japrisot, Farewell, Friend with Charles Bronson and Alain Delon. Dry and intense thriller that marked the history of the genre.

prolific Writer, he wrote ten scripts for films like those of Yves Boisset Heatwave and Blue like hell .

In 1989 he won the Prix Goncourt for his novel A big step towards God. He was a writer popular and resolutely committed to the left. One of his key works, adapted from comic Jacques Tardi, is the People’s Cry , a vast saga of the Paris Commune. In 2012, he published The Faribole years, the fourth in another historical narrative focuses on four fellow soldiers of the First World War.

“As usual , slap, it squeaks, it sways, it jumps for joy or pain from the pen of Vautrin. Not a page without emotion. Not a line without this slangy style, so Alfonso Boudard that propels the player into a distant Paris populated by individuals that you feel to know (…). What a trip at high speed in time and feelings! What a hymn to peace too! The peace that puts an end to the noise of the guns of course but also the much more difficult to obtain, which should make their way into everyone’s heart, “wrote our colleague from Le Figaro Blaise Chabalier about the book.


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