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« on: March 25, 2021, 02:17:50 PM »

The french cineast Bertrand Tavernier has died today, aged 79 . He was a friend of Clint.
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2021, 02:24:14 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2021, 07:33:07 PM »

Another sad loss. R.I.P.

Todd McCarthy on Tavernier:

https://deadline.com/2021/03/bertrand-tavernier-death-remembrance-cinema-connoisseur-todd-mccarthy-1234722187/


From left: Pierre Rissient, Todd McCarthy, Clint Eastwood and Bertrand Tavernier
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A French obit that mentions Clint:

https://www.realites.com.tn/2021/03/le-realisateur-bertrand-tavernier-est-mort-a-lage-de-79-ans/

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Passionn? de cin?ma am?ricain, il en a ?t? un des plus grands passeurs en France avec son livre 50 ans de cin?ma am?ricain, co-?crit Jean-Pierre Coursodon. Un ouvrage phare qu'il avait remis au go?t du jour ces derni?res ann?es, r?visant ses jugements sur certains r?alisateurs phares qu'il avait ?reint?s dans les ann?es 1970, comme Clint Eastwood.

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Passionate about American cinema, he was one of its greatest backers in France with his book 50 Years of American Cinema, co-authored by Jean-Pierre Coursodon. A landmark work that he had updated in recent years, revising his judgments on some of the leading directors he had criticized in the 1970s, such as Clint Eastwood.

EDIT: Sorry about all the question marks in the French quote. There doesn't seem to be any way to post proper French (or other languages that use diacritics) in here lately.
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2021, 05:59:41 AM »

Thanks for this topic Honkytonkman !  O0 Bertrand Tavernier's death is a big loss for French movie and french movies lovers. He was the most scholar and passionnate movie critic in France. But a very humble on, who don't hesitate to quote amateur articles. His documentary My Journey Through French Cinema(DVD available in US) is an inspiring one. ? real movie lover :D.
He is as important as director, with a lot of accointances with Clint Eastwood :Classic directing which disappears behind story, humanism., eclectism...
He loved  American movies, his book 50 years of American film(never translate in english, but i saw a spanish one on Amazon) is ? bible verre for many. He even loved Americain movies so much that he directed one, the great  2009 In The Electric Mist, with Tommy Lee Jones, adapted from  James Lee Burke novel.

Nearly all his movies are good, my beloved ones are his social thematic ones as L627(on french police misery), It all Starts today(same misery impact but on nursery school)  and historical ones:  Capitaine Conan on ruthless world war one on Balkans(an unknown episode)  and Coup de Torchon, a ferocious  description of French  colonists in africa(adapted from
Pop. 1280,a Jim Thompson Novel) . And many more...

A big loss, indeed...  :'(
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2021, 04:28:30 PM »



   Round Midnight.......
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2021, 02:18:31 PM »

Right, Tavernier was also a jazz lover like Eastwood :-) His wife even wrote recently a biography about Dexter Gordon.
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