Sales Vigo Biography (1905-1934)
Full name, Jean Bonaventure de Vigo; born April 26, 1905, in Paris, France; died of leukemia, October 4 (one source says October 5), 1934, in Paris, France; son of Miguel Almareyda (a militant anarchist; other sources spell surnameAlemereyda or Alemreyda; also known as Eugene Bonaventure de Vigo) and EmilyClero (a militant anarchist); married Elisabeth Lozinska Lydou (one source spells first name Elizabeth); children: Luce. Career: Director, producer, editor, art director, and writer. Franco Film, photographer and camera operator's assistant.
- Director, producer, editor, art director, writer
- Birth Details
- April 26, 1905
- Paris, France
- Death Details
- October 4, 1934
- Paris, France
- Film Work
- Director, producer, and editor, A propos de Nice(short documentaryfilm; also known as About Nice, On the Subject of Nice, and Nizza), [France], 1929
- Director, producer, editor, and art director, Taris, roi de l'eau(short film; also known as Jean Taris, champion de natation, Lanatation par Jean Taris, champion de France, and Taris), Gaumont/Franco Film/Aubert, 1931
- Director, producer, art director (with Henri Storck and Boris Kaufman), and editor, Zero de conduite(short film; also known as Zero for Behavior and Zero for Conduct), Argui Films, 1933
- Director and producer, L'Atalante(also known as Le chalandqui passe), Argui Films, 1934
- Vigo's unfinished projects at his death include Anneaux, Cafe du bon accueil, Clown par amour, Contrebandiers, Evariste, La boite a surprises, La deesee, L'affaire peau de balle, L'affaire Saint Fiacre, La revanche des eaux, Le double mort de Frederic Belot, Le execution de Marineche,Le pensionnat sur le toit, Le timide qui prend feu, L'honnete homme, L'inventeur, Matinee, and Si on pariait.
- A propos de Nice(short documentary film; also known as About Nice, On the Subject of Nice, and Nizza), [France], 1929
- Taris, roi de l'eau(short film; also known as Jean Taris, champion de natation, La natation par Jean Taris, champion de France, and Taris), Gaumont/Franco Film/Aubert, 1931
- Zero de conduite(short film; also known as Zero for Behavior and Zero for Conduct), Argui Films, 1933
- (With Albert Riera and Blaise Cendras; and author of dialogue) L'Atalante(also known as Le chaland qui passe; based on a scenario byJean Guinee and R. de Guichen), Argui Films, 1934
- Screenplays unfinished at Vigo's death include Au cafe, Chauvinisme,(with Albert Riera) La camargue(based on an idea by Jacques-Louis Nounez), Le metro,(with Albert Riera) Le tennis(also known as Cochet), Lignes de la main, and Lourdes.
- The Complete Jean Vigo, British Film Institute (London, England),1983
- Oeuvres de cinema: Films, scenarios, projets de films, texts sur le cinema, edited by Pierre Lherminier, [Paris, France], 1985
- Contributor to periodicals, including Millenium.
- Dictionary of Twentieth Century Culture: French Culture, 1900-1975, September 17, 1999, Gale (Detroit, MI), 1995.
- International Directory of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 2: Directors, second edition, St. James Press (Chicago, IL), 1990.
- Sales-Gomez, P. E., Jean Vigo, University of California Press (Berkeley, CA and Los Angeles, CA), 1972.
- Simon, William G., The Films of Jean Vigo, University of MichiganPress (Ann Arbor, MI), 1981.
- New York Literary Forum, no. 5, 1983, pp. 153-165.
- Jean Vigo Website, http://www4.ncsu.edu/unity/users/m/mcweaver/public/vigo.html ().