There was a darkness, a melancholy, that people had trouble accepting. Maybe now, it would work better.
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|Birth:||3rd June, 1922|
Alain Resnais was born in 1922 at Vannes in Brittany, where his father was a pharmacist. He was an only child, and throughout his childhood he was often ill with asthma, which led to his being withdrawn from school and educated at home. He was an eager reader, in a range that extended from classics to comic-books, but from the age of 10 he became fascinated by films. For his twelfth birthday his parents gave him a Kodak 8mm camera with which he began to make his own short films, including a three-minute version of Fantômas. Around the age of 14 he discovered surrealism and through that an interest in the works of André Breton. He left in 1945 to do his military service which took him to Germany and Austria with the occupying forces, as well as making him a temporary member of a travelling theatre company, Les Arlequins. He returned to Paris in 1946 to start his career as a film editor, but also embarked on short films of his own. Finding himself to be a neighbour of the actor Gérard Philipe, he persuaded him to appear in a 16mm surrealist short, Schéma d'une identification (now lost). A more ambitious feature-length work, Ouvert pour cause d'inventaire, has also vanished without trace.
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