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Robert Benayoun (1926 - 1996) was a French film critic and author, one time member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival of 1980. He wrote books on Tex Avery, Woody Allen, Buster Keaton and the Marx Brothers.

He who wrote screenplays for and directed three films. Benayoun was one of comedian Jerry Lewis' greatest supporters and directed a film about him called Bonjour Mr. Lewis.

Filmography

Bibliography

  • L’Anthologie du non-sens, J. J. Pauvert, 1957
  • L'Érotique du surréalisme, J. J. Pauvert, 1965
  • Bonjour monsieur Lewis, P. Losfeld, 1972
  • Le Nonsense, Balland, 1977.
  • Le Dessin animé après Walt Disney
  • John Huston, Seghers, 1966
  • Les Frères Marx, Seghers, 1980
  • Alain Resnais, arpenteur de l'imaginaire, Stock, 1980
  • Le Regard de Buster Keaton, Herscher, 1982
  • Les Dingues du nonsense de Lewis Caroll à Woody Allen, Seuil, 1986
  • Le Mystère Tex Avery, Seuil, 1988
  • Le Rire des surréalistes, La Bougie du Sapeur, 1988
  • Petites pièces pouvant servir à approcher (même à comprendre) sinon à expliquer dans son ensemble le surréalisme, L'Ecart absolu, 2001




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