FIRST HOUR FILM FAN, FRIEND OF FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT,SCREENWRITER, DIRECTOR, TELEVISION MAN,CLAUDE DE GIVRAY, PRIVILEGED WITNESS AND ACTOR OF THE BIRTH OF THE NEW WAVE, IS TALKING ABOUT FOR THE FIRST TIME.
CLAUDE DE GIVRAY, THE MAN WHO COME FROM THE NEW WAVE by Frederique Topin 13.5cm x 19cm | 250 pages ISBN: 979-10-93798-16-5
“It's the characters that drive the action forward, not the action that drives the characters forward. »
This could be the maxim that guided Claude de Givray throughout his life.
Born in 1933, an assiduous spectator of screenings in the Latin Quarter and the Parnasse studio, he met there those who would later constitute the band of Cahiers du Cinéma , future founders of the New Wave: Claude Chabrol, Jean-Luc Godard, Jacques Rivette, Éric Rohmer and especially François Truffaut, with whom he will share a long friendship which will only end on his death.
But Claude de Givray was not only an inveterate film buff, critic for Cahiers and Arts . He was also the director of four feature films and the screenwriter for François Truffaut, before working on television to become a director of documentaries and fiction, then finally director of fiction at TF1 where, upon his arrival, he announced color by stating that his "ambition was to create the French school of B movies."
It is the career of this actor in the history of cinema and television that Frédérique Topin reconstructs through this book.
Screenwriter, Frédérique Topin met Claude de Givray in 1990 when she was writing her first screenplay for the Navarro series. She then worked on many series, until the early 2000s when she also became a producer. During the three decades they lived side by side, Claude often expressed to Frédérique the desire to write her story to evoke her friends, François Truffaut, the band of Cahiers, Michel Perez, Georges Desmouceaux, her father, the first after his grandmother introduced him to the cinema, but also Claude Nedjar, Lucette, his wife, Bernard Revon, Pierre Grimblat, and all those, many, with whom he shared his life, between cinema and television.