Saturday, February 04, 2012

Happy birthday Jacques Prevert!

1900 -- Jacques Prévert, (1900-1977) lives. Poet, surrealist,

    Worshiped freedom & glorified the spirit of rebellion
    & revolt. Participated with the surrealists, but refused to
    join the Communist Party with Andre Breton, whom he
    made fun of in "Mort d'un monsieur". A talented screen
    writer, his credits include "The Children of Paradise."

Jacques Prévert (French pronunciation: [ʒak pʁeˈvɛʁ]; 4 February 1900 – 11 April 1977) was a French poet and screenwriter. His poems became and remain very popular in the French-speaking world, particularly in schools. Some of the movies he wrote are extremely well regarded, with Les Enfants du Paradis considered one of the greatest films of all time.

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