Jacques Prévert
Date of Birth
Feb 04, 1900
Birth Place:
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France


Serious writers have never had an easy time surviving in the American film industry -- with the exception of a few sympathetic independent producers, Hollywood has generally ground up the work and reputations of serious authors trying to make careers in screenwriting, like so much chopped meat. In France, matters were very different, and no career better illustrated the difference than that of...