Jacques Demy A to Z

Forever a WIP - please don't be shy about suggesting additions!


This list began using the video essay "Jacques Demy A to Z" by James Quandt (included on the Criterion Demy box set) and it's title as a starting point for tracing connections between Demy's a) influences, b) contemporaries and c) influencees.

As is, this is essentially grouped into those three categories. Each section is internally organized by relevance.

The periods of influences, contemporaries and influencees roughly correspond to (-1960), (1960-1970) [because after this period Demy's films received much less contemporaneous attention or clout] and (1970-present). These distinctions are loose.

If an entry only lists the director's name that means it's from the video essay and I can't fully explain the connection.

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  • Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne

    1

  • An American in Paris

    2

  • Beauty and the Beast

    3

  • Le Million

    4

  • Johnny Guitar

    5

  • All About Eve

    6

  • The Golden Coach

    7

  • West Side Story

    8

  • Orpheus

    9

  • Lola Montès

    10

  • The Earrings of Madame de...

    11

  • Funny Face

    12

  • Singin' in the Rain

    13

  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

    14

  • Pickpocket

    15

  • The Magnificent Ambersons

    16

  • Farrebique, or the Four Seasons

    17

  • Le Notti Bianche

    18

  • Return to Paradise

    19

  • Marguerite of the Night

    20

  • Hallelujah I'm a Bum

    21

  • On the Town

    22

  • All That Heaven Allows

    23

  • Love Me Tonight

    24

  • The Eternal Return

    25

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    26

  • Alexander Nevsky

    27

  • Zero for Conduct

    28

  • Good Morning

    29

  • Bob le Flambeur

    30

  • A Woman Is a Woman

    31

  • Jacquot

    32

  • The Young Girls Turn 25

    33

  • The World of Jacques Demy

    34

  • Querelle

    35

  • Lions Love

    36

  • Behind the Screen: The Young Girls of Rochefort

    37

  • J'aurais aimé aimer Lola à Nantes

    38

  • Breathless

    39

  • Last Year at Marienbad

    40

  • The Little Theatre of Jean Renoir

    41

  • The Masque of the Red Death

    42

  • Day for Night

    43

  • Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach

    44

  • Portrait of Jason

    45

  • The Plastic Dome of Norma Jean

    46

  • Bike Boy

    47

  • Jeanne and the Perfect Guy

    48

  • Love Songs

    49

  • La La Land

    50

  • The Love Witch

    51

  • The Lovers on the Bridge

    52

  • La France

    53

  • Moulin Rouge!

    54

  • Golden Eighties

    55

  • 8 Women

    56

  • Damsels in Distress

    57

  • Dancer in the Dark

    58

  • Peau d'âme

    59

  • Rushmore

    60

  • Same Old Song

    61

  • Not on the Lips

    62

  • Holy Motors

    63

  • To Die Like a Man

    64

  • Histoire(s) du Cinéma: A New Wave

    65

  • Tokyo!

    66

  • Last Hurrah for Chivalry

    67

  • School in the Crosshairs

    68

  • The Birth of Children of Paradise

    69