Eric Rohmer Biography (1920?-)

Original name, Jean-Marie Maurice Scherer; born December 1, 1920 (some sources say April 4, 1920, March 21, 1920, or April 14, 1923) in Nancy (some sources say Tulle), Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France; son of Lucien and Mathilde (maiden name, Bucher) Scherer; married Theresa Barbet, 1957 (some sources say 1959); children: two sons. Addresses: Office: Les Films du Losange,22 avenue pierre, le-de-Serbie, France.

Nationality
French
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, writer, editor, actor
Birth Details
December 1, 1920?
Nancy, France

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Director
  • Journal d'un scelerat, 1950
  • Les petites filles modeles (also known as The Model Little Girls), Guy de Ray and Joseph Keke, 1952
  • Berenice, 1954
  • La sonate a Kreutzer (also known as The Kreutzer Sonata), Jean-Luc Godard, 1956
  • Veronique et son cancre, 1958
  • (With Paul Gegauff) Le signe du lion, Connoisseur, 1959, releasedin the United States as The Sign of Leo, 1959
  • (As Jean-Marie Maurice Scherer) Presentation ou Charlotte et son steak (also known as Charlotte and Her Steak), Guy de Ray, 1960
  • Nadja a Paris, 1964
  • Une etudiante d'aujourd'hui, 1966
  • Fermiere a Montfaucon (also known as Farm Woman of Montfaucon), Les Films du Losange, 1968
  • The Marquise of O ... (originally released as Die Marquise vonO ... and The Marquise of O), New Line Cinema, 1976
  • Perceval (originally released as Perceval le Gallois and Il fuorilegge), New Yorker, 1978
  • Loup y es-tu (also known as Wolf, Are You There?), 1983
  • Full Moon in Paris (originally released as Les nuits de la pleine lune), Orion Classics, 1984
  • Summer (originally released as Le rayon vert and The Green Ray), Orion Classics, 1985
  • Bois ton cafe, il va etre froid, 1986
  • Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (originally released asQuatre aventures de Reinette et Mirabelle), New Yorker, 1987
  • Boyfriends and Girlfriends (originally released as L'ami de monamie and My Girlfriend's Boyfriend), Orion Classics, 1987
  • Conte de printemps (also known as Contes des quatre saisons: Conte de printemps) Les Films du Losange, 1989, released in the United States as A Tale of Springtime (also known as Tales of Four Seasons), Orion Classics, 1991
  • Conte d'hiver (also known as A Tale of Winter and A Winter's Tale), Les Films du Losange, 1992
  • L'arbe, le maire et la mediatheque (also known as The Tree, theMayor and the Mediatheque, Les sept hasards, and L'arbre, le maire et la mediatheque ou les sept hasards), Les Films du Losange, 1993
  • Les rendez-vous de Paris (also known as Rendezvous in Paris), 1995
  • Conte d'ete (also known as A Summer's Tale), 1996
  • Conte d'automne (also known as Autumn Tale), October Films,1998
  • L'anglaise et le duc (also known as The Lady and the Duke and L'angalise & le duc), Sony Pictures Classics, 2001
  • Triple Agent, Rezo Films, 2003
  • "Six Moral Tales" Series
  • La boulangere de Monceau (also known as The Baker of Monceau, The Baker's Girl of Monceau, and The Girl at the Monceau Bakery), Les Films du Losange, 1962
  • La carriere de Suzanne (also known as The Career of Suzanne), Les Films de Losange, 1963
  • La collectionneuse (also known as The Collecting Woman, The Collector, and Six contes moraux IV: La collectionneuse), LesFilms du Losange and Rome/Paris Films, 1966, released in the United States byPathe Contemporary, 1967
  • Ma nuit chez Maud, Les Films du Losange, 1969, released in the United States as My Night at Maud's (also known as My Night with Maud), Pathe Contemporary, 1970
  • Le genou de Claire, Les Films du Losange, 1970, released in the United States as Claire's Knee, Columbia, 1971
  • Chloe in the Afternoon (originally released as L'amour, L'apres-midi and Love in the Afternoon), Columbia, 1972
  • "Comedies and Proverbs" Series
  • La femme de l'aviateur (also known as La femme de l'aviateur ou"on ne saurait penser a rien"), Les Films du Losange, 1980, released inthe United States as The Aviator's Wife, New Yorker, 1981
  • Le beau mariage (also known as A Good Marriage, The Perfect Marriage, and The Well-Made Marriage), United Artists Classics, 1982
  • Pauline at the Beach (originally released as Pauline a la plage), Orion Classics, 1983
  • Film Work
  • Other
  • Editor, La boulangere de Monceau (also known as The Baker of Monceau, The Baker's Girl of Monceau, and The Girl at the MonceauBakery), 1963
  • Producer, Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (originally released as Quatre aventures de Reinette et Mirabelle), New Yorker, 1987
  • Technical advisor (artistic), Les pyramides bleues, 1988
  • Producer, Conte d'automne (also known as Autumn Tale), October Films, 1998
  • Technical advisor, La cambrure (short film), 1999
  • Film Appearances
  • Aegeus, Berenice, 1954
  • Professor Scherer, Brigitte et Brigitte, 1966
  • (Uncredited) Le professeur balzacien, Out 1 (also known as Out1: Noli me tangere), 1971
  • Out 1: Spectre (also known as Out One), 1972
  • (Uncredited) Russian soldier, Die Marquise von O ... (also known as La Marquise d'O ... and The Marquise of O), 1976
  • Justocoeur, 1980
  • Chasse-croise, 1982
  • (Uncredited) Man in supermarket, 4 aventures de Reinette et Mirabelle (also known as Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle), 1987
  • Francois Truffaut: Portraits voles (also known as Francois Truffaut: Stolen Portraits), Myriad Pictures, 1993
  • Himself, Citizen Langlois, 1994
  • Television Director
  • Movies
  • Entretien sur Pascal, 1965
  • Specials
  • Les metamorphoses du paysage industriel, 1964
  • Perceval ou Le conte du Graal, 1965
  • Les histoires extraordinaires d'Edgar Poe, 1965
  • Don Quichotte, 1965
  • Cinema de notre temps: Carl Th. Dreyer (also known as Carl Th.Dreyer), 1965
  • Le celluloid et la marbre, 1965
  • Les caracteres de la bruyere, 1965
  • Entretien sur Pascal, 1965
  • Victor Hugo: Les contemplations (Livre V-V), 1966
  • Mallarme, 1968
  • Louis Lumiere, 1968
  • Victor Hugo architecte, 1969
  • La beton dans la ville, 1969
  • Catherine de Heilbronn, 1980
  • Les jeux de societe, 1989
  • Also directed Les cabinets de physique au XVIII siecle; Le breton.
  • Episodic
  • "Place de l'etoile," Paris vu Par ... (also known as Six in Paris), 1965
  • Also directed Cineastes de notre temps.
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Himself, Histoire du cinema francais par ceux qui l'ont fait, 1974
  • Specials
  • Recitant, Victor Hugo architecte, 1969
  • Himself, Eric Rohmer, preuves a l'appui, 1994
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Journal d'un scelerat, 1950
  • Les petites filles modeles (also known as The Model Little Girls), Guy de Ray and Joseph Keke, 1952
  • Berenice (adapted from the story by Edgar Allan Poe), 1954
  • La sonate a Kreutzer (also known as The Kreutzer Sonata), Jean-Luc Godard, 1956
  • Veronique et son cancre, 1958
  • (With Paul Gegauff) Le signe du lion, Connoisseur, 1959, releasedin the United States as The Sign of Leo, 1959
  • Charlotte et Veronique, ou tous les garcons s'appellent Patrick (also known as All the Boys Are Called Patrick), 1959
  • Presentation ou Charlotte et son steak (also known as Charlotteand Her Steak), Guy de Ray, 1960
  • Nadja a Paris, 1964
  • Une etudiante d'aujourd'hui (also known as The Student of Today), Les Films du Losange, 1966
  • Fermiere a Montfaucon (also known as Farm Woman of Montfaucon), Les Films du Losange, 1968
  • The Marquise of O ... (originally released as Die Marquise vonO ... and The Marquise of O; adapted from the story by Heinrich von Kleist), New Line Cinema, 1976
  • Perceval (originally released as Perceval le Gallois and Il fuorilegge; adapted from the epic by Chretien de Troyes), New Yorker,1978
  • Loup y es-tu (title means "Wolf, Are You There?"), 1983
  • Full Moon in Paris (originally released as Les nuits de la pleine lune), Orion classics, 1984
  • Summer (originally released as Le rayon vert and The Green Ray), Orion Classics, 1985
  • Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (originally released asQuatre aventures de Reinette et Mirabelle), New Yorker, 1987
  • L'ami de mon amie (also known as My Girlfriend's Boyfriendand Boyfriends and Girlfriends), 1987
  • Conte de printemps (also known as Contes des quatre saisons: Conte de printemps), Les Films du Losange, 1989, released in the United States as A Tale of Springtime (also known as Tales of Four Seasons), Orion Classics, 1991
  • Conte d'hiver (also known as A Tale of Winter and A Winter's Tale), Les Films du Losange, 1992
  • Le arbe, le maire et la mediatheque (also known as The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque and L'arbre, le maire et la mediatheque oules sept hasards), Les Films du Losange, 1993
  • Les rendez-vous de Paris (also known as Rendezvous in Paris), 1995
  • Conte d'ete (also known as A Summer's Tale), 1996
  • Conte d'automne (also known as Autumn Tale), October Films,1998
  • L'anglaise et le duc (also known as The Lady and the Duke and L'anglaise & le duc), Sony Pictures Classics, 2001
  • Triple agent, Rezo Films, 2003
  • "Six Moral Tales" Series
  • La boulangere de Monceau (also known as The Baker of Monceau, The Baker's Girl of Monceau, and The Girl at the Monceau Bakery), Les Films du Losange, 1962
  • La carriere de Suzanne (also known as The Career of Suzanne), Les Films du Losange, 1963
  • La collectionneuse (also known as The Collecting Woman andSix contes moraux IV: La collectionneuse), Les Films du Losange and Rome/Paris Films, 1966, released in the United States by Pathe Contemporary, 1967
  • Ma nuit chez Maud, Les Films du Losange, 1969, released in the United States as My Night at Maud's (also known as My Night with Maud), Pathe Contemporary, 1970
  • Le genou de Claire, Les Films du Losange, 1970, released in the United States as Claire's Knee, Columbia, 1971
  • Chloe in the Afternoon (originally released as L'amour, l'apres-midi and Love in the Afternoon), Columbia, 1972
  • "Comedies and Proverbs" Series
  • La femme de l'aviateur (also known as La femme de l'aviateur ou"on ne saurait penser a rien"), Les Films du Losange, 1980, released inthe United States as The Aviator's Wife, New Yorker, 1981
  • Le beau mariage (also known as The Perfect Marriage, A Good Marriage, and The Well-Made Marriage), United Artists Classics, 1982
  • Pauline at the Beach (originally released as Pauline a la plage), Orion Classics, 1983
  • Television Specials
  • Catherine de Heilbronn, 1980
  • Television Writing
  • Writer of educational films for French television, including Les cabinets de physique au XVIII siecle, Les metamorphoses du paysage industriel, Perceval ou le cone du graal, Don Quichotte, Les histoires extraordinaires d'Edgar Poe, Les caracteres de lu bruyere,Mallarme, Hugo architecte, Louis Lumiere, Le Breton, and Carl Dreyer: Le celluloid et la marbre, 1964-1969.
  • Television Episodes
  • "Place de l'etoile," Paris vu Par ... (also known as Six in Paris), 1965
  • Also wrote episodes of Cineastes de notre temps.
  • Books
  • (Under pseudonym Gilbert Cordier) Elisabeth, Gallimard, 1946
  • (With Claude Chabrol) Hitchcock, Editions universitaires, 1957, translation by Stanley Hochman, published as Hitchcock: The First Forty-fourFilms, Ungar, 1979
  • Six contes moraux, L'Herne, 1972, translation published as SixMoral Tales, Viking, 1977
  • (With Andre Bazin) Charlie Chaplin, Cerf, 1973
  • The New Wave, Oxford University Press, 1976
  • L'organisation de l'espace dans le Faust de Murnau (title means "The Organization of Space in F. W. Murnau's Faust"), Union generale d'editions, 1977
  • The Marquis of O, 1985
  • Le gout de la beaute, edited by Jean Narboni, 1989, translation published as The Taste for Beauty, Cambridge University Press, 1990
  • Also author, under pseudonym Gilbert Cordier, of Les vacances. Contributor of articles to periodicals, including Film Quarterly, Sight and Sound, Cinema, and Positif.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Angeli, G., Eric Rohmer, Milan, 1979
    • Contemporary Authors, Volume 110, Gale, 1984
    • Contemporary Literary Criticism, Volume 16, Gale, 1981
    • Esteve, Michel, Eric Rohmer 2, 1986
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 2: Directors, St. James Press, 1996
    • Magny, Joel, Eric Rohmer, 1986
    Periodicals
    • Film Comment, September/October 1996, p. 14
    • Insight on the News, 199, September 13, p. 29
    • Interview, July, 1998, p. 64
    • Variety, August 27, 2001, p. S7

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