Betty Blue And Diva Director Jean-Jacques Beineix Passes Away At 75

Betty Blue And Diva Director Jean-Jacques Beineix Passes Away At 75

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French
filmmaker
Jean-Jacques
Beineix
who
was
well
known
for
helming
projects
like

Betty
Blue

and

Diva

in
the
1980s
has
passed
away
at
the
age
of
75
on
Thursday
(January
13).
His
brother
revealed
to
Le
Monde
that
the
director
died
at
his
home
in
Paris
after
a
prolonged
illness.
Beineix
had
started
his
career
as
an
assistant
director
to
prominent
filmmakers
like
Rene
Clement,
Jerry
Lewis
and
Claude
Berri.

Jean-Jacques

After
directing
a
short
film,
Jean-Jacques
Beineix
made
his
debut
feature
movie

Diva

in
the
year
1981.
The
movie
turned
out
to
be
a
huge
success
and
also
won
Caesar
Award
for
the
Best
Feature
film
along
with
three
more
Caesar
Awards
in
different
categories.
The
plot
of

Diva

revolved
around
a
postman
who
gets
infatuated
with
an
American
opera
singer
who
gets
into
a
fiasco
after
he
tries
to
record
her
performance.

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Diva

was
one
of
the
most
acclaimed
movies
to
be
played
internationally
in
the
1980s
and
Jean-Jacques
Beineix’s
style
of
filmmaking
was
also
followed
by
the
likes
of
Leos
Carax
and
Luc
Besson.
A
report
in
NeoText
quoted
about

Diva

saying,
“Movies
that
belong
to
the cinéma
du
look movement
have
often
been
said
to
value
style
over
substance,
but ’Diva’ manages
to
deliver
both,
at
certain
times
flaunting
its
style
for
style’s
sake
and
at
others
using
the how as
a
means
of
truly
highlighting
the
equally
important what.”

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His
next
movie
titled

Moon
In
The
Gutter

starring
Nastassia
Kinski
and
Gerard
Depardieu
was
also
much
awaited
in
Cannes
in
the
year
1983.
The
movie
was
based
on
the
novel
by
David
Goodis.
However,
the
movie
received
a
negative
response
at
the
festival
and
also
tanked
at
the
box
office.

However,
Jean-Jacques
Beineix
bounced
back
with

Betty
Blue

starring
Jean-Hugues
Anglade
and
Beatrice
Dalle.
The
movie
tasted
tremendous
success
and
received
Oscar
and
Golden
Globe
nominations
for
the
Best
Foreign
Film
category
and
was
also
a
huge
hit
in
the
US.
However,
the
director’s
last
movies
namely

Otaku,
Loft
Paradoxe,
Mortal
Transfer

and

IP5:
The
Island
of
Pachyderms

did
not
make
a
great
impact
outside
of
France.
Beinneix
was
writing
a
novel
and
a
memoir
during
his
last
days.

Story first published: Saturday, January 15, 2022, 18:31 [IST]

Original news source Credit: www.filmibeat.com



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