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Seuls en Scène Festival | Princeton U. Wallace Theater - Lewis Center For The Arts Princeton University 120 Alexander St, Princeton, NJ 08540
Sep
17
19
Performance
Seuls en Scène Festival | Princeton U. Wallace Theater - Lewis Center For The Arts Princeton University 120 Alexander St, Princeton, NJ 08540
Sep17
Dec18
Exhibition
Christophe Hutin at the CAB Chicago Architecture Biennial Graham Foundation Madlener House 4 West Burton Place Chicago, Illinois 60610

L’Homme Fatal: Alain Delon at Quad

Image: "Borsalino" directed by Jacques Deray

Combine a something-to-prove lit-fuse charisma and a golden-boy-gets-rough assurance with ineffable Gallic cool…and you’re close to gauging the appeal that made Alain Delon one of the biggest movie stars France has ever produced. Virile yet vulnerable, handsome yet malleable, Delon was one of his country’s top draws from the outset of the 1960s until near the twilight of the 20th century. A turbulent childhood and an unsettled early adulthood after military service led him to redirect his energies into an acting career; directors saw that this ambiguous young man had screen presence to burn, smolder, and ignite. Equally at home in films d’auteur and crowd-pleasing genre fare (with a penchant for policiers and gangster films), Delon was unafraid of playing unsympathetic or inscrutable characters—which made for an ingrained tension with audience identification that he mined again and again. He took more creative ownership by producing, and on occasion writing and directing. Although he never forsook his home base and native cinema, he successfully courted global stardom through adventurous collaborations and pairings. With this retrospective, the Quad invites you to follow the exploits of his characters, both tough and tender.


Screenings

Borsalino
Year: 1970
Duration: 125 mins

Any Number Can Win
Year: 1963
Runtime: 118 mins

Christine
Year: 1958
Runtime: 100 mins

The Girl on a Motorcycle
Year: 1968
Runtime: 91 min

Is Paris Burning?
Year: 1966
Runtime: 173 mins

Le Cercle Rouge
Year: 1970
Runtime: 140 mins
 

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