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Photo of Gerard Philipe by Agnes Varda & Film Stills


  • (Prince de Hombourg – 1952 Festival du Avignon – Gerard Philipe and Jeanne Moreau)
    Photo by Agnes Varda

    He died from liver cancer while working on a film project in Paris, a few days short of his 37th birthday. (His doctors concealed from him the nature of his disease.) In accordance with his last wishes, he is buried, dressed in the costume of Don Rodrigue (The Cid), in the village cemetery in Ramatuelle, Var near the Mediterranean Sea coast (via wiki)

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    Gérard Philipe posing for a campaign to promote reading, 1949-1950 by Lucien Lorelle

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    La Ronde

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    Gérard Philipe – Monsieur Ripois 1954 – Director: René Clément

  • “Everything rings true in this totally false film. Everything is illuminated in this obscure film. For he who leaps into the void owes no explanations to those who watch.” Jean Luc Godard

    Montparnasse 19 was originally to have been directed by Max Ophüls with a script by Henri Jeanson. Becoming ill, Ophüls turned the project over to Jacques Becker. Dissatisfied with Jeanson’s script, Becker re-wrote the scenario. (Leap into the Void, Godard and the Painter)

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  • Gérard Philipe and Micheline Presle in an adaptation of Radiguet’s novel, Devil in the flesh. (1947)

    Gerard Philipe Michel Presle inThe Devil in the Flesh (France was slowly overcoming a murderous war, its veterans were revered, the adultry of a soldier’s wife was intolerable. via.)

    The novel is described as,

    an extraordinary mixture of perception and brutality, tenderness and heartlessness. (via)

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