Le mari de l'ambassadeur - Netflix
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Le mari de l'ambassadeur - Antoine Bonfanti - Netflix
Antoine Bonfanti is a French sound-engineer, chief-operator and sound-mixer, professor at cinema schools (regularly at INSAS in Brussels, at EICTV in Cuba and occasionally at Fémis and at ENSLL), and cinema-institutes in France and in foreign countries. Born 26 October 1923 in Ajaccio (Corsica), died 4 March 2006 in Montpellier (Hérault-France).
Le mari de l'ambassadeur - Lifetrajectory - Netflix
He began learning his profession as a trainee boom-operator on the film La Belle et la Bête by Jean Cocteau. He is considered as being one of the pioneers of direct-sound in film-making on location: “the school of direct-sound is French - said the sound-engineer Jean-Pierre Ruh- it began with Antoine Bonfanti”. He is characterised by his notable collaborations with renowned directors as Bernardo Bertolucci, André Delvaux, Amos Gitaï, Jean Luc Godard, Joris Ivens, William Klein, Chris Marker, Gérard Oury, Alain Resnais, René Vautier, Paul Vecchiali… (see filmography below). His primary occupation is the absolute authenticity of sound: above all he likes building the whole universe of sound of one film, through every stage from filming to sound-mixing (that means the live-sounds, the ambiances in location and after the sound-effects, the dubbing and the mixing in auditorium). In this pattern, we can count 120 films of which 80 feature-films. Otherwise, his unimaginable filmography includes about 420 titles of Long and Short-Films of fiction or documentary; and within this number, some can be still missing because - as involved in cinema as in politics - Antoine did lots of “for free” that, may be, haven't been always listed. Member of the Résistance and, after, volunteer soldier in the war-years 1943-1945; militant, communist by spirit, vigilante, he is part of SLON collective - which later becomes ISKRA - and of the Medvedkine-groups. He shared his sound-artist's talent and he has trained several generations of sound-engineers in many countries (Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Chile, Cuba, Morocco, Mozambique, Peru, Portugal, Tunisia, Venezuela), where to make of the cinema is a matter of fight. The film “Antoine Bonfanti - Traces sonores d’une écoute engagée” by Suzanne Durand, reconstitutes a professional path of more than 50 years which demonstrate a commitment going far-beyond the simple trade and his collaboration with a lot of film-makers; it is also an original approach of the sound's practical. He recoints it himself also, interviewed by Noël Simsolo in a transmission on France-Culture, called “Mémoire du siècle, Antoine Bonfanti” on 20 August 1997, and broadcast during “Les Nuits de France-Culture” at midnight of 25 January 2016.
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