Biography

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Boileau-Narcejac is the nom de plume under which French crime fiction writers Pierre Boileau (28 April 1906, Paris – 16 January 1989, Beaulieu-sur-Mer) and Pierre Ayraud, aka Thomas Narcejac (3 July 1908, Rochefort-sur-Mer – 9 June 1998, Nice) collaborated. A number of their works were adapted for film, including the renowned Les Diaboliques, directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, and Vertigo, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. They also notably adapted the novel Les yeux sans visage by Jean Redon into the horror film known in English as Eyes Without a Face (1960).

Individually, Boileau and Narcejac were each winners of the prestigious Prix du Roman d'Aventures, awarded each year to the best work of detective fiction, French or foreign: Boileau for Le Repos de Bacchus in 1938 and Narcejac for La Mort est du Voyage in 1948, each a locked-room mystery. They met in 1948 at the award dinner for Narcejac, to which Boileau — as a prior winner — had also been invited. Their collaboration began soon after, with Boileau providing the plots and Narcejac the atmosphere and characterisation, not unlike Frederic Dannay and Manfred Lee ("Ellery Queen").

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Boileau-Narcejac is the nom de plume under which French crime fiction writers Pierre Boileau (28 April 1906, Paris – 16 January 1989, Beaulieu-sur-Mer) and Pierre Ayraud, aka Thomas Narcejac (3 July 1908, Rochefort-sur-Mer – 9 June 1998, Nice) collaborated. A number of their works were adapted for film, including the renowned Les Diaboliques, directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, and Vertigo, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. They also notably adapted the novel Les yeux sans visage by Jean Redon into the horror film known in English as Eyes Without a Face (1960).

Individually, Boileau and Narcejac were each winners of the prestigious Prix du Roman d'Aventures, awarded each year to the best work of detective fiction, French or foreign: Boileau for Le Repos de Bacchus in 1938 and Narcejac for La Mort est du Voyage in 1948, each a locked-room mystery. They met in 1948 at the award dinner for Narcejac, to which Boileau — as a prior winner — had also been invited. Their collaboration began soon after, with Boileau providing the plots and Narcejac the atmosphere and characterisation, not unlike Frederic Dannay and Manfred Lee ("Ellery Queen").

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Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 15

Birthday 1908-07-03

Day of Death 1998-06-09

Place of Birth Rochefort-sur-Mer, France

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Writing TV ShowsMovies

2012 Bad Seeds Novel
1996 Diabolique Novel
1993 House of Secrets Novel
1991 Body Parts Novel
1986 Letters to an Unknown Lover Novel
1969 Misdeal Novel
1962 Le Crime ne paie pas Scenario Writer
1961 Spotlight on a Murderer Writer
1960 Faces in the Dark Novel
1960 Eyes Without a Face Adaptation
1959 Witness in the City Novel
1959 Douze heures d'horloge Screenplay
1959 Meurtre au ralenti Writer
1958 Vertigo Novel
1955 Diabolique Author

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