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us: Ray, Nicholas, 1911-1979

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    • us: Kienzle, Raymond Nicholas, 1911-1979
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1911-08-07
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1979-06-16
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Galesville (Wis.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Gender

        (lcdgt) Males
    • Associated Language

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Acting
          (lcsh) Documentary films
            (lcsh) Motion pictures--Production and direction
              (lcsh) Television--Production and direction
                (lcsh) Motion picture authorship
              • Occupation

                  (lcsh) Actors
                    (lcsh) Motion picture producers and directors
                      (lcsh) Television producers and directors
                        (lcsh) Screenwriters
                    • Sources

                      • found: Truchaud, F. Nicholas Ray, 1965.
                      • found: Wenders, W. Nick's film, Lightning over water, 1981: t.p. (Nick's) p. 346 (d. 6/16/79)
                      • found: Internet movie database, Aug. 26, 2002 (Nicholas Ray; director, writer, actor; birth name: Raymond Nicholas Kienzle; b. Aug. 7, 1911, Galesville, Wis.; d. June 16, 1979, New York, N.Y.)
                      • found: Internet Movie Database WWW site, Augusta 2, 2016: (Nicholas Ray, director, writer, actor ; b. August 7, 1911 in Galesville, Wisconsin, USA ; d. June 16, 1979 (age 67) in New York City, New York, USA)
                      • found: Wikipedia, 09-10-2016: (Nicholas Ray; b. August 7, 1911 ; d. June 16, 1979; was an American film director best known for the movie Rebel Without a Cause; also appreciated by a smaller audience of cinephiles for a large number of narrative features produced between 1947 and 1963 including Bigger Than Life, Johnny Guitar, They Live by Night, and In a Lonely Place, as well as an experimental work produced throughout the 1970s titled, We Can't Go Home Again, which was unfinished at the time of Ray's death from lung cancer; Ray's compositions within the CinemaScope frame and use of color are particularly well-regarded; he was an important influence on the French New Wave, with Jean-Luc Godard famously writing in a review of Bitter Victory, "cinema is Nicholas Ray")
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