Jean Epstein, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jean Epstein

French film director, essayist and novelist

Date of Birth: 25-Mar-1897

Place of Birth: Warsaw, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland

Date of Death: 02-Apr-1953

Profession: screenwriter, writer, film director, film critic, literary critic

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Jean Epstein

  • Jean Epstein (French: [?p.?tajn]; 25 March 1897 – 2 April 1953) was a French filmmaker, film theorist, literary critic, and novelist.
  • Although he is remembered today primarily for his adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher, he directed three dozen films and was an influential critic of literature and film from the early 1920s through the late 1940s.
  • He is often associated with French Impressionist Cinema and the concept of photogĂ©nie.

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