Posts tagged ‘Marcel Pagnol’
December 7, 2010  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Marcel Pagnol’s Cesar

These notes accompany screenings of Marcel Pagnol’s Cesar on December 8, 9, and 10 in Theater 3.

Although Marcel Pagnol (1895–1974) directed 18 films, his identity as a cinema auteur is a little hard to pin down. Some of his best work was done in filmed adaptations of his stage plays, several of which were directed by others. He had a hand in writing all of the movies he directed, but he also wrote screenplays for others. To top it off, he was also a producer with his own studio.