Cinéastes de notre temps (1964–1972)
21 Apr. 1964Luis Buñuel
The odd,enigmatic character of the Spanish director and his surrealistic films is explored by interviews with him in Toledo and with some of his collaborators over the years.
19 May 1964La nouvelle vague par elle-même
15 Oct. 1964Jean Vigo
A number of surviving collaborators on two of Jean Vigo's films. "Zero For Conduct" and " L'Atalante," are interviewed about the making of these works and their historical context.
20 May 1965Sacha Guitry
Collaborators of the late playwright, actor, and film director, as well as several scholars, are interviewed about the lasting importance of Guitry's work, which is illustrated by clips.
17 Jun. 1965Bresson ni vu ni connu
As befits the austerity of this director, for his first ever on camera interview, it is just Bresson and the filmmaker, with pronouncements on the difference between "le cinematographe" and "le Cinema, " and much information about the man's tastes in other arts such as painting, photography and music.
15 Jul. 1965Jean-Luc Godard ou Le cinéma au défi
26 Oct. 1965Max Ophuls ou Le plaisir de tourner
Ten years after the release of the last Ophuls film,surviving collaborators gather in a circus setting inspired by that work (Lola Montes) and are interviewed about various aspects of his directorial approach.
11 Nov. 1965Roger Leenhardt ou Le dernier humaniste
2 Dec. 1965François Truffaut ou L'esprit critique
1966Portrait de Michel Simon par Jean Renoir ou Portrait de Jean Renoir par Michel Simon ou La direction d'acteurs: dialogue
After clips remind us of the five films on which director Jean Renoir and actor Michel Simon collaborated,the two are filmed seated at a convivial table,enjoying a jovial conversation about their work together and the general topic of acting.
5 May 1966Marcel Pagnol ou Le cinéma tel qu'on le parle
16 Jun. 1966Entre chien et loup, John Ford
John Ford is interviewed,sitting on a bed in his Hollywood home, with a cigar and a drink,by two journalists,and deflects a number of the questions about his life and films with a cranky humor,even occasionally trying to converse with the French interviewer in French.
4 Oct. 1966Raoul Walsh ou Le bon vieux temps
1967Jean Renoir le patron, 2e partie: La direction d'acteur
5 Jan. 1967Jean Renoir le patron, 1re partie: La recherche du relatif
8 Feb. 1967Jean Renoir le patron, troisième épisode: La règle et l'exception
15 Mar. 1967Le dinosaure et le bébé, dialogue en huit parties entre Fritz Lang et Jean-Luc Godard
16 May 1967Nouveau visage du cinéma italien
19 Jun. 1967Alexandre Astruc, l'ascendant taureau
30 Sep. 1967Samuel Fuller: Independant Filmmaker
9 Dec. 1967D'un silence l'autre - Josef von Sternberg
11 Nov. 1968Pierre Perrault - L'action parlée
17 Mar. 1969John Cassavetes
The director is interviewed at his house in Hollywood in 1965 during the filming of "Faces," and then three years later in Paris after the movie has finally been finished and is awaiting distribution.
1970Introduction à la Méthode de F.W. Murnau
A critical essay on Murnau's movie direction style, approaching his work indirectly, without showing excerpts from his films.
26 Jan. 1970François Truffaut: dix ans, dix films
4 Oct. 1970Rome Is Burning (Portrait of Shirley Clarke) - Rome brûle
16 Jul. 1971Jean-Pierre Melville: portrait en neuf poses
Melville is visited in the Paris studio he built in the mid 1950s and talks about his working strategies,and the filmmakers who have influenced him.
10 May 1972Claude Autant-Lara - L'oreille du diable