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* ''Film/ZazieDansLeMetro'' (1960)



* TheNondescript: Before the page for Louis Malle was started separate pages were already existing for six of his films including Viva Maria, Lacombe Lucien, Pretty Baby, Atlantic City, My Dinner with Andre, Au revoir les enfants. That's a superior number to that of quite a few acclaimed directors with their own pages. Even though the list '''still''' does not include some of his best films from the very beginning of his career or some of fairly acclaimed films made by him already in TheNineties as well as includes Viva Maria and Pretty Baby which are not among his famous works.
* OnceMoreWithClarity: He was vilified for Lacombe Lucien and more than ten years later made a similarly-themed Au revoir les enfants which was universally approved in France.

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* TheNondescript: Before the page for Louis Malle was started separate pages were already existing for six of his films including Viva Maria, Lacombe Lucien, Pretty Baby, Atlantic City, My ''Viva Maria'', ''Lacombe Lucien'', ''Pretty Baby'', ''Atlantic City'', ''My Dinner with Andre, Au Andre'', ''Au revoir les enfants.enfants''. That's a superior number to that of quite a few acclaimed directors with their own pages. Even though the list '''still''' does not include some of his best films from the very beginning of his career or some of fairly acclaimed films made by him already in TheNineties as well as includes Viva Maria ''Viva Maria'' and Pretty Baby ''Pretty Baby'' which are not among his famous works.
* OnceMoreWithClarity: He was vilified for Lacombe Lucien ''Lacombe Lucien'' and more than ten years later made a similarly-themed Au ''Au revoir les enfants enfants'' which was universally approved in France.


After studying film at the Sorbonne, he worked as an assistant for Creator/RobertBresson on ''Film/AManEscaped'' before working with Creator/JacquesCousteau as a cameraman and co-director on ''The Silent World'' which would later earn both an Oscar and the Palme d'Or. Cousteau would later call Malle the best underwater cameraman he had ever worked with. Malle would make his solo directorial debut with ''Film/ElevatorToTheGallows'', a noir thriller which featured a famous score by Music/MilesDavis, and made a star of Creator/JeanneMoreau.

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After studying film at the Sorbonne, he worked as an assistant for Creator/RobertBresson on ''Film/AManEscaped'' before working with Creator/JacquesCousteau as a cameraman and co-director on ''The Silent World'' ''Film/TheSilentWorld'', which would later earn both an Oscar and the Palme d'Or. Cousteau would later call Malle the best underwater cameraman he had ever worked with. Malle would make his solo directorial debut with ''Film/ElevatorToTheGallows'', a noir thriller which featured a famous score by Music/MilesDavis, and made a star of Creator/JeanneMoreau.


After studying film at the Sorbonne, he worked as an assistant for Creator/RobertBresson on ''Film/AManEscaped'' before working with Creator/JacquesCousteau as a cameraman and co-director on ''The Silent World'' which would later earn both an Oscar and the Palme d'Or. Cousteau would later call Malle the best underwater cameraman he had ever worked with. Malle would make his solo directorial debut with ''Film/AscenseurPourLEchafaud'', a noir thriller which featured a famous score by Music/MilesDavis, and made a star of Creator/JeanneMoreau.

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After studying film at the Sorbonne, he worked as an assistant for Creator/RobertBresson on ''Film/AManEscaped'' before working with Creator/JacquesCousteau as a cameraman and co-director on ''The Silent World'' which would later earn both an Oscar and the Palme d'Or. Cousteau would later call Malle the best underwater cameraman he had ever worked with. Malle would make his solo directorial debut with ''Film/AscenseurPourLEchafaud'', ''Film/ElevatorToTheGallows'', a noir thriller which featured a famous score by Music/MilesDavis, and made a star of Creator/JeanneMoreau.


* ''Film/AscenseurPourLEchafaud'' (1958)

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* ''Film/AscenseurPourLEchafaud'' ''Film/ElevatorToTheGallows'' (1958)


* ''Film/SpiritsOfTheDead'' (1968)

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* ''Film/SpiritsOfTheDead'' (1968)(1968) (segment "William Wilson")


* ''Vanya on 42nd Street' (1994) his last film, an adaptation of the play ''Theatre/UncleVanya''

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* ''Vanya on 42nd Street' Street'' (1994) his last film, an adaptation of the play ''Theatre/UncleVanya''


Louis Malle (30 October 1932 23 November 1995) was a French film director, producer, and screenwriter. He was a contemporary of the UsefulNotes/FrenchNewWave and is sometimes listed as a part of the movement, but he did not consider himself a member, and rejected several tenets of the movement, such as UsefulNotes/TheAuteurTheory.

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Louis Malle (30 October 1932 23 November 1995) was a French film director, producer, and screenwriter. He was a contemporary of the UsefulNotes/FrenchNewWave and is sometimes listed as a part of the movement, but he did not consider himself a member, and rejected several of its tenets of the movement, such as UsefulNotes/TheAuteurTheory.


After studying film at the Sorbonne, he worked as an assistant for Creator/RobertBresson on ''Film/AManEscaped'' before working with Creator/JacquesCousteau as a cameraman and co-director on ''The Silent World'' which would later earn both an Oscar and the Palme d'Or. Cousteau would later call Malle the best underwater cameraman he had ever worked with. Malle would make his solo directorial debut with ''Elevator to the Gallows'', a noir thriller which featured a famous score by Music/MilesDavis, and made a star of Creator/JeanneMoreau.

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After studying film at the Sorbonne, he worked as an assistant for Creator/RobertBresson on ''Film/AManEscaped'' before working with Creator/JacquesCousteau as a cameraman and co-director on ''The Silent World'' which would later earn both an Oscar and the Palme d'Or. Cousteau would later call Malle the best underwater cameraman he had ever worked with. Malle would make his solo directorial debut with ''Elevator to the Gallows'', ''Film/AscenseurPourLEchafaud'', a noir thriller which featured a famous score by Music/MilesDavis, and made a star of Creator/JeanneMoreau.


!! Filmography

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!! Filmography
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* ''Film/TheSilentWorld'' -- documentary feature co-directed with Jacques Cousteau
* ''Film/AscenseurPourLEchafaud''
* ''Film/VivaMaria''

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* ''Film/TheSilentWorld'' -- (1956) a documentary feature co-directed with Jacques Cousteau
* ''Film/AscenseurPourLEchafaud''
''Film/AscenseurPourLEchafaud'' (1958)
* ''Film/VivaMaria''''Film/VivaMaria'' (1965)



* ''Film/LacombeLucien''
* ''Film/PrettyBaby''
* ''Film/AtlanticCity''
* ''Film/MyDinnerWithAndre''
* ''Film/AuRevoirLesEnfants''
* ''Theatre/UncleVanya'' (1994 adaptation of the play was his last movie)

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* ''Film/LacombeLucien''
''Film/LacombeLucien'' (1974)
* ''Film/PrettyBaby''
''Film/PrettyBaby'' (1978)
* ''Film/AtlanticCity''
''Film/AtlanticCity'' (1980)
* ''Film/MyDinnerWithAndre''
''Film/MyDinnerWithAndre'' (1981)
* ''Film/AuRevoirLesEnfants''
''Film/AuRevoirLesEnfants'' (1987)
* ''Theatre/UncleVanya'' (1994 ''Vanya on 42nd Street' (1994) his last film, an adaptation of the play was his last movie)''Theatre/UncleVanya''



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His next film, ''The Lovers'' an adultery drama that became highly controversial due to its sexual content. A theater owner in Ohio, named Nico Jacobellis, who showed the film was charged with obscenity and fined $2,500. However, Jacobellis continued to appeal to higher courts until he reached the Supreme Court, which ruled that the film was not obscene. The case is now considered a landmark in free speech laws and Justice Potter Stewart's definition of pornography (''I will know it when I see it'') has been subject to a good deal of MemeticMutation.

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His next film, ''The Lovers'' Lovers'', was an adultery drama that became highly controversial due to its sexual content. A theater owner in Ohio, named Nico Jacobellis, who showed the film was charged with obscenity and fined $2,500. However, Jacobellis continued to appeal to higher courts until he reached the Supreme Court, which ruled that the film was not obscene. The case is now considered a landmark in free speech laws and Justice Potter Stewart's definition of pornography (''I will know it when I see it'') has been subject to a good deal of MemeticMutation.


After studying film at the Sorbonne, he worked as an assistant for Creator/RobertBresson on Film/AManEscaped before working with Creator/JacquesCousteau as a cameraman and co-director on ''The Silent World'' which would later earn both an Oscar and the Palme d'Or. Cousteau would later call Malle the best underwater cameraman he had ever worked with. Malle would make his solo directorial debut with ''Elevator to the Gallows'', a noir thriller which featured a famous score by Music/MilesDavis, and made a star of Creator/JeanneMoreau.

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After studying film at the Sorbonne, he worked as an assistant for Creator/RobertBresson on Film/AManEscaped ''Film/AManEscaped'' before working with Creator/JacquesCousteau as a cameraman and co-director on ''The Silent World'' which would later earn both an Oscar and the Palme d'Or. Cousteau would later call Malle the best underwater cameraman he had ever worked with. Malle would make his solo directorial debut with ''Elevator to the Gallows'', a noir thriller which featured a famous score by Music/MilesDavis, and made a star of Creator/JeanneMoreau.


This would not be the only time Malle was the subject of controversy. He directed two documentaries about India that caused the Indian government to ban not only him, but also the BBC from filming in the country for several years. He would go on to deal with subjects such as incest in ''Murmur of the Heart'', France's capitulation to the Nazis in ''Lacombe, Lucien'', and child prostitution in Film/PrettyBaby, which would be accused of child pornography due to a nude scene by 12 year old Brooke Shields.

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This would not be the only time Malle was the subject of controversy. He directed two documentaries about India that caused the Indian government to ban not only him, but also the BBC from filming in the country for several years. He would go on to deal with subjects such as incest in ''Murmur of the Heart'', France's capitulation to the Nazis in ''Lacombe, Lucien'', and child prostitution in Film/PrettyBaby, ''Film/PrettyBaby'', which would be accused of child pornography due to a nude scene by 12 year old 12-year-old Brooke Shields.


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Louis Malle (30 October 1932 23 November 1995) was a French film director, producer, and screenwriter. He was a contemporary of the UsefulNotes/FrenchNewWave and is sometimes listed as a part of the movement, but he did not consider himself a member, and rejected several tenets of the movement, such as the Auteur Theory.

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Louis Malle (30 October 1932 23 November 1995) was a French film director, producer, and screenwriter. He was a contemporary of the UsefulNotes/FrenchNewWave and is sometimes listed as a part of the movement, but he did not consider himself a member, and rejected several tenets of the movement, such as the Auteur Theory.UsefulNotes/TheAuteurTheory.

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