Claude Chabrol( 24 June 1930 - 12 September 2010 )
Claude Henri Jean Chabrol was a French film director and a member of the French New Wave group of filmmakers who first came to prominence at the end of the 1950s. Like his colleagues and contemporaries Jean-Luc Godard, >François Truffaut, >Éric Rohmer and Jacques Rivette, Chabrol was a critic for the influential film magazine >Cahiers du cinéma before beginning his career as a film maker.
Chabrol's career began with Le Beau Serge , inspired by Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt . Thrillers became something of a trademark for Chabrol, with an approach characterized by a distanced objectivity. This is especially apparent in Les Biches , La Femme infidèle , and Le Boucher – all featuring >Stéphane Audran, who was his wife at the time.
Sometimes characterized as a "mainstream" New Wave...