Remembering Pierre Schoendoerffer

French filmmaker enlisted in order to make movies

Read a novel that changes your life, inspire the greatest Hollywood filmmakers. That’s what happened to French director and novelist Pierre Schoendoerffer, who died yesterday at his home in France. In 1942 he read Joseph Kessel’s Fortune Carrée and set out on a new course. In an interview he said, “I wanted to become a sailor, travel the world and verify that the earth was round.” Beyond the ... more >