#1: From interview [2011]

#2: [Right] with dir James Ivory

 

   


PIERRE LHOMME   AFC

 

Born: 5 April 1930, Boulogne-sur-Seine, France.

Education: Schools in the USA; École de Vaugirard [now École Nationale Supérieure Louis Lumière], Paris [1951-53].

Career: Ph commercials dir by Jean-Jacques Annaud, William Klein, a.o.

Was president of the AFC [1990-93; now honorary president (Président d'honneur)]. Was a master juror for the 'Da Vinci Award' and an advisor to the development of 'Cinematographer's Day' as an event of the Nortel Networks Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Awards: 'César' Award nom [1976] for 'La chair de l'orchidée', [1976] for 'Le sauvage', [1978] for 'Dites-lui que je l'aime', [1979] for 'Judith Therpauve' & [1984] for 'Mortelle randonnée'; 'César' Award [1989] for 'Camille Claudel'; Cannes IFF ' Grand Prix Technique' from the CST [1990], 'César' Award [1990], BSC Award [1991] & BAFTA Film Award [1992] for 'Cyrano de Bergerac'; Officier des Arts et Lettres; Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur; Premio Gianni Di Venanzo 'Esposimetro d'oro' [2005] for his career; Plus Camerimage 'Lifetime Achievement Award' [2008].


 

 FEATURE FILMS

1960

Saint-Tropez Blues [Marcel Moussy] c

1961

Le combat dans l'île/Fire and Ice [Alain Cavalier] b&w

1965

La vie de château/A Matter of Resistance/Gracious Living [Jean-Paul Rappeneau] b&w

1966

Le roi de coeur/King of Hearts [Philippe de Broca] ts/c

1966

Le plus vieux métier du monde [, ou l'amour à travers les ages]/The Oldest Profession [seg 'Anticipation, ou L'amour en l'an 2000' dir by Jean-Luc Godard & 'Mademoiselle Mimi' dir by Philippe de Broca] c; 6 seg; other ph: Heinz Hölscher

1967

Le dernier homme/The Last Man [Charles Bitsch] c

1967

Coplan sauve sa peau [Yves Boisset] c; cph: Alain Derobe

1967

Mise à sac/Pillaged [Alain Cavalier] c

1968

Mr. Freedom [William Klein] c

1968

La chamade/Heartbeat [Alain Cavalier] c

1968

La coqueluche/The Fighting Cock [Christian-Paul Arrighi] c

1969

L'armée des ombres/The Shadow Army [Jean-Pierre Melville] c; cph: Walter Wottitz (+ spec pfx/uwph/aph); restored 2004-05

1969

Mariage collectif [Sven Olsen] b&w-c; color ph; b&w ph: Pierre Willemin

1970

M comme Mathieu/'M' as in Mathieu [Jean-François Adam] c

1970

Quatre nuits d'un rêveur/Four Nights of a Dreamer [Robert Bresson] c; gangster seq ph: Ghislain Cloquet

1970

Quelqu'un derrière la porte/Two Minds for Murder/Someone Behind the Door [Nicolas Gessner] c

1971

La vieille fille/The Old Maid [Jean-Pierre Blanc] c

1972

Sex-shop [Claude Berri] c

 

[Right] with dir Jean Eustache - "La maman et la putain"

Photo by Bernard Prim

 

1972

La maman et la putain/The Mother and the Whore [Jean Eustache] 16mm/b&w

1973

Je ne sais rien, mais je dirai tout [Pierre Richard] c

1973

Sweet Movie [Dusan Makavejev] c; revised/re-ed in 1981

1974

Le grand délire/The Big Delirium/Die große Ekstase [Dennis Berry] c

1974

La chair de l'orchidée/Flesh of the Orchid [Patrice Chéreau] c

1975

Le sauvage/The Savage/Call Me Savage/Lovers Like Us [Jean-Paul Rappeneau] c; cph: Antoine Roch

1976

L'ombre des châteaux [Daniel Duval] c

1976

L'état sauvage/The Savage State [Francis Girod] c

1977

Les enfants du placard/Closet Children [Benoît Jacquot] c

1977

Dites-lui que je l'aime/This Sweet Sickness [Claude Miller] c

1978

Judith Therpauve [Patrice Chéreau] c

1978

Le navire Night [Marguerite Duras] c

1978

Retour à la bien-aimée/Return to the Beloved [Jean-François Adam] c

1978

Aurélia Steiner [Marguerite Duras] c; 4 seg; see Shorts, Documentaries & Television

1980

La fille prodigue/The Prodigal Daughter [Jacques Doillon] c

1980

44 ou Les récits de la nuit [Moumen Smihi] c; released in 1985

1980

Quartet [James Ivory] c

 

With actress Isabelle Adjani - "Tout feu, tout flamme"

 

1981

Tout feu, tout flamme/All Fired Up [Jean-Paul Rappeneau] c

1982

Mortelle randonnée/Deadly Circuit [Claude Miller] c; cph: Gilbert Duhalde

1983

Le grand carnaval [Alexandre Arcady] scope/c

1984

Urgence [Gilles Béhat] p/c

1986

My Little Girl [Connie Kaiserman] c; 2uc: Robert Lindsay

1986

Champagne amer/La mémoire tatouée/Secret Obsession [Ridha Behi & Henri Vart] c

1987

Charlie Dingo [Gilles Béhat] c

1987

Maurice [James Ivory] c

1987

Camille Claudel [Bruno Nuytten] p/c; addph: Benoît Benloulou

 

"Baptême"

 

1988

Baptême [René Féret] c

1989

Cyrano de Bergerac [Jean-Paul Rappeneau] p/c

1990

Homo Faber/Voyager [Volker Schlöndorff] c; USA/Mexico ph; ph: Yorgos Arvanitis; aph USA: Stan McClain; sfx ph: Kay Albrecht

1991

Promenades d'été/Summer Strolls [René Féret] c

1992

Toxic Affair [Philomène Esposito] c

1993

Dieu, que les femmes sont amoureuses.../Oh God, Women Are So Loving [Magali Clément] c

1994

Jefferson in Paris [James Ivory] c; 2uc: Larry Pizer

1995

Mon homme/My Man [Bertrand Blier] p/c

1995

Anna Oz [Eric Rochant] c

1996

Les palmes de M. Schutz [Claude Pinoteau] p/c

1997

Voleur de vie/Stolen Life [Yves Angelo] c

1998

Cotton Mary [Ismail Merchant & Madhur Jaffrey] c

2002

Le Divorce [James Ivory] p/c

 

 SHORTS, DOCUMENTARIES & TELEVISION

1950

Le monde à l'heure de la France/When It's Midday in Paris [Jean-Jacques Sirkis & Georges Barsky] c; doc/?m; cph: Jean Bénézech & Jacques Huybrechts

1953

Les 3 rendez-vous [Philippe de Broca, Edith Krausse & Charles Bitsch] b&w; short/25m; cph: Jean Lavie & François Lauliac; prod École de Vaugirard

1954

Paris mon copain [Pierre Lhomme] b&w; doc/13m; + co-scrpl

1955

Paris d'hier et d'aujourd'hui [Marcel Gibaud] b&w; doc/22m; cph: Roger Fleytoux

1958

L'américain [Alain Fraisse (= Alain Cavalier)] b&w; short/17m

1960

Quand midi sonne sur la France [Jean-Jacques Sirkis] 16mm/c; doc/15m; cph: Georges Barsky, Jean Bénézech & Jacques Huybrechts

1961

Un Paris pour chacun [Chris Marker] ?; ?/600mtr; cph: Sacha Vierny

1961

Ça, c'est la vie [Claude Choublier] c; short/18m

1961

La marine à travers les âges [Georges Farrel & Norbert Tildian] c; doc/20m; cph: Jacques Klein, Pierre Guéguen & Jean-Louis Picavet

1962

Le joli mai [Chris Marker & Pierre Lhomme] b&w; doc/157m (2 parts: 'Prière sur la tour Eiffel' [56m] & 'Le retour de Fantômas' [101m]); cph: Denys Clerval, Étienne Becker & Pierre Willemin

1962

Petite ville [Mario Ruspoli] 6-part (x 25m) doc tv-series/b&w ('Marvejols en Lozère', 'Le 14 juillet', 'La vie quotidienne', 'Le cirque', '15 août' & 'Les vacances'; cph: Étienne Becker; filmed July-August; for RTF-tv (aired in July 1967)

1962

Méthode I/Method I [Mario Ruspoli] 16mm/b&w; doc/28m; ep II & III were unrealized

1962

24 heures à la régie Renault [Jean-Jacques Sirkis] 16mm/c; comm doc/24m; cph: Georges Barsky & Jacques Huybrechts; for Renault

1962

Jouer à Paris [Cathérine Varlin] b&w; doc/27m; cph: Denys Clerval

1964

L'aventure Planchon [Jacques Branchu, Pierre Grunstein & Jean-Baptiste Thierre] ?

1964

D'un lointain regard... [Jean Ravel] b&w; doc/10m; cph: Chris Marker; re-ed footage from 'Le joli mai' (1962)

1964

Surface perdue [Dolorès Grassjan] b&w; short/20m

1964

Le passage [Cécile Decugis] ?; short/30m

1964

L'ère industrielle, métamorphoses du paysage/Changing Landscapes [Eric Rohmer] tv-doc/b&w/23m/16mm

1964

Le mistral/Pour le mistral [Joris Ivens] cs/b&w-c; doc/32m; cph: André Dumaître & Gilbert Duhalde; prod started in 1964, was halted, and restarted in 1965

1965

Comédie [Marin Karmitz, Jean Ravel & Jean-Marie Serreau] b&w; short/20m

1966

Aujourd'hui Paris... et demain [André Heinrich] c; doc/?m; cph: Sacha Vierny, Guy Durban & Yann Le Masson

1967

La poussette [Jean-Pierre Dougnac] ?

1967

À bientôt, j'espère/Be Seeing You [Chris Marker & Mario Marret] c; doc/55m

1968

Contacts [Dolorès Grassjan] ?; short/21m

1968

Louis Lumière [Eric Rohmer] tv-doc/b&w/66m

1969

Le Festival panafricain d'Alger [William Klein] b&w-c; mus doc/112m; cph: W. Klein, Michel Brault & Yann Le Masson

1970

Mevlevi [Pierre-Marie Goulet] b&w; doc/15m; cph: Gilbert Duhalde

1970

La terrifiante diablerie de petrifix [Bernard Vincent] 16mm/c; short/35m

1971

L'animal en question [André Pozner] 16mm/b&w-c; doc/31m; cph: Sacha Vierny

1971

Goa [Pierre Grunstein] 16mm/c; doc/450mtr

1971

Kerala [Pierre Grunstein] 16mm/c; doc/180mtr

1973

Chants d'oiseaux [Stéphane Tchalgadjieff] ?; short/800mtr

1974

La solitude du chanteur de fond/The Loneliness of the Long Distance Singer [Chris Marker] 16mm/c; doc/60m; cph: Yann Le Masson & Jacques Renard

1976

Une sale histoire/A Dirty Story [Jean Eustache] c; short (seg #1: short/28m; seg #2: doc/22m); cph seg #2; other ph: Jacques Renard (seg #1) & Michel Cenet (cph seg #2)

1977

La preuve par six [seg (13m) 'Versailles, peut-être' dir by Michel Sibra] c; doc/105m; 6 seg

1977

Le fond de l'air est rouge/A Grin Without a Cat [Chris Marker] b&w-c; doc/240m; cph: Willy Kurant, P.W. ( Pierre-William) Glenn, Étienne Becker, Jean Boffety, a.o.; Originally released in France on 23 November 1977 with a running time of 240m. It was released with the subtitle 'Scènes de la Troisième Guerre mondiale (1967-1977)'. It was re-edited by Marker in 1993 and scaled down to two parts of 90m each, the first titled 'Les mains fragiles/The Fragile Hands' and the second 'Les mains coupées/The Severed Hands'

1978

Césarée [Marguerite Duras] c; short/11m; also seg #1 of 'Aurélia Steiner'; see Feature Films (1978)

1978

Les mains négatives [Marguerite Duras] c; short/18m; also seg #2 of 'Aurélia Steiner'; see Feature Films (1978)

1978

Aurélia Steiner - Melbourne [Marguerite Duras] c; short/30m; also seg #3 of 'Aurélia Steiner'; see Feature Films (1978)

1978

Aurélia Steiner - Vancouver [Marguerite Duras] c; short/40m; also seg #4 of 'Aurélia Steiner'; see Feature Films (1978)

1982

Autopsie [Yvon Marciano] c; short/31m

1982

Jacques Prévert et... [André Pozner] 16mm/c; doc/51m

1984

Mistral's Daughter [Douglas Hickox & Kevin Connor] 3-part tv-miniseries; cph: Jean Tournier

1986

La face cachée de la lune [Yvon Marciano] c; short/25m

1995

1, 2, 3 Lumières! [Philippe Lioret] c; short/9m

1998

In and Out of Fashion [William Klein] b&w-c; doc/88m; cph (archive footage): Jean Boffety, Gérard de Battista, Philippe Rousselot & Jean-Noël Delamarre

 

 FILMS AS CAMERA ASSISTANT/OPERATOR

1952

C'est arrivé à Paris/It Happened in Paris [Henri Lavorel & John Berry] c.asst; ph: Jean Bourgoin

1955

Sophie et le crime/Girl on the Third Floor [Pierre Gaspard-Huit] c.asst; ph: Michel Kelber

1956

Le sang à la tête [Gilles Grangier] c.asst; ph: André Thomas

1956

Fernand cow-boy [Guy Lefranc] c.asst; ph: Maurice Barry

1956

Mon coquin de père/My Darned Father/Le temps de l'amour [Georges Lacombe] c.asst; ph: Roger Dormoy

1956

Bonjour Toubib/Hi Doc [Louis Cuny] c.asst; ph: Paul Cotteret

1957

Les aventures d'Arsène Lupin [Jacques Becker] co-c.asst; ph: Edmond Séchan

1957

L'étrange monsieur Steve/Mr. Steve [Raymond Bailly] c.asst; ph: Jacques Lemare

1957

La Bigorne [, caporal de France]/The Amorous Corporal [Robert Darène] c.asst; ph: Marcel Weiss

1957

Casino de Paris [André Hunebelle] co-c.asst; ph: Henri Alekan, Erwin Hillier & Bruno Mondi

1958

Le bourgeois gentilhomme/Would-Be Gentleman [Jean Meyer] c.asst; ph: Henri Alekan

1958

Les naufrageurs [Charles Brabant] c.asst; ph: Ghislain Cloquet

1958

Cerf-volant du bout du monde/The Magic of the Kite [Roger Pigaut] c.asst; ph: Henri Alekan

1958

Le bel âge/Love Is When You Make It [Pierre Kast] c.op; ph: Ghislain Cloquet & Sacha Vierny

1959

Le signe du lion/The Sign of Leo [Eric Rohmer] c.op; ph: Nicolas Hayer

1959

Les jeux de l'amour/The Games of Love [Philippe de Broca] c.op; ph: Jean Penzer

1960

Le farceur/The Joker [Philippe de Broca] c.op; ph: Jean Penzer

1960

Les honneurs de la guerre [Jean Dewever] co-c.op; ph: Ghislain Cloquet & Georges Lévy

1960

Fortunat [Alex Joffé] c.op; ph: Pierre Petit

1961

Un nommé La Rocca/A Man Named Rocca [Jean Becker] c.op; ph: Ghislain Cloquet

1961

La belle Américaine [Robert Dhéry] c.op; ph: Ghislain Cloquet

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

1968

Classe de lutte [Groupe Medvedkine de Besançon (René Vautier, Joris Ivens, Chris Marker, Antoine Bonfanti, Juliet Berto, Jacques Loiseleux, Jean-Luc Godard, Pierre Lhomme, a.o.)] b&w; doc/40m; filmed 1967-68

1982

Sans soleil/Sunless [Chris Marker; doc] co-friend/adviser (Paris); ph: Chris Marker, Jean-Michel Humeau, a.o.

 

 FILMS AS DIRECTOR

1954

Paris mon copain [+ co-scrpl/ph] see Shorts, Documentaries & Television

1962

Le joli mai [co-d; + cph] see Shorts, Documentaries & Television