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Jean-Claude Lord is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Editor Canadien born on 6 june 1943 at Montreal (Canada)

Jean-Claude Lord

Jean-Claude Lord
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Nationality Canada
Birth 6 june 1943 (76 years) at Montreal (Canada)

Jean-Claude Lord (born June 6, 1943, in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian film director and screenwriter. He was one of the most commercial of the Québécois directors in the 1970s and aimed his feature films at a mass audience and dealt with political themes in a mainstream, Hollywood style.

Biography

Jean-Claude Lord began his career as an apprentice to Pierre Patry at Coopératio, working as an assistant director on many films before directing his first feature, Délivrez-nous du mal, in 1965. His 1974 film Bingo exploits the post-October Crisis, post-Watergate paranoia prevalent in North America at the time with considerable panache. It was the subject of an intensive critical debate about its credentials as a left-wing film. He made his first English-language film in 1982, Visiting Hours, a low-budget horror film that still remains a cult favorite. In 1986 Lord worked for the first time in Television on the series Lance et Compte, a series in which he would revisit several times years later. Since then he has worked primarily in television on several other series and Made-for-TV movies.

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Filmography of Jean-Claude Lord (17 films)

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Actor

The Private Life of Cinema, 4h
Directed by Denys Desjardins
Origin Quebec
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Denys Arcand, Paule Baillargeon, Roger Blais, Michel Brault, Marcel Carrière, Fernand Dansereau

An in-depth two part exploration of the evolution of the private film industry, through the eyes of more than 50 industry professionals. Part one : Artists and professionals from both social and commercial cinema tell the story of the struggle to build a private but Statefunded film industry. Part two : Managers, politicians and professionals talk about the origins of the majors funding institutions and discuss the perverse effects of building a cultural industry on the basis of performance metrics, revenues and private profits.
From NFB to Box-Office, 1h35
Directed by Denys Desjardins
Origin Quebec
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Denys Arcand, Paule Baillargeon, Roger Blais, Michel Brault, Marcel Carrière, Fernand Dansereau

Partant de la fondation de l’Office national du film du Canada en 1939, ce film met en valeur le travail des artisans du cinéma qui cherchent à réaliser des longs métrages de fiction à l’intérieur de cette institution

Director

Station Nord, 1h51
Directed by Jean-Claude Lord
Origin Canada
Genres Romantic comedy
Themes Christmas films, Children's films
Actors Xavier Morin-Lefort, Roxane Gaudette-Loiseau, Benoît Brière, Catherine Florent, Geneviève Déry, Renée Claude
Rating55% 2.770432.770432.770432.770432.77043
En 1950, Samuel, un jeune facteur de 14 ans, est sauvé de la mort par un jeune lutin qui le conduit dans les ateliers du Père Noël où il deviendra responsable des postes du monde magique. Quelques décennies plus tard, à la demande spéciale d’une petite fille de sept ans et au risque de sa vie, il reviendra dans le monde des humains avec ses amis pour sauver son amoureuse d’antan de la maladie en la ramenant avec lui dans l’univers féerique du personnage mythologique le plus aimé de la terre : le Père Noël.
Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives!, 1h44
Directed by Jean-Claude Lord
Genres Drama, Thriller, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Michael Paré, Bernie Coulson, Michael Antunes, Marina Orsini, Matthew Laurance, Harvey Atkin
Rating63% 3.1510353.1510353.1510353.1510353.151035
Satin Records, which twenty years prior had rejected rock and roll band Eddie and the Cruisers last album A Season in Hell, launches an "Eddie Lives!" campaign to make more money from his image in a publicity stunt, despite them not believing he is alive. The record label re-releases the band's first album, which becomes an even bigger hit than it had on its first release. As seen in the first film, the "lost recordings" from Season in Hell are released and become yet another hit album. In fact, Eddie Wilson is living, and he had simply slipped away following the car crash in which he was believed killed. By that stage in his life, he simply wanted to leave music behind him. The newly generated constant spotlight surrounding his supposed death angers the reclusive rocker, by now living in Canada as a construction worker under the name Joe West.
Tadpole and the Whale, 1h32
Directed by Jean-Claude Lord
Origin Canada
Genres Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Transport films, Cétacé, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un cétacé
Actors Denis Forest, Marina Orsini, Lise Thouin, Louise Richer, Claude Grisé
Rating62% 3.1486353.1486353.1486353.1486353.148635
En arrivant à Mingan, sur la Côte-Nord du Saint-Laurent, un couple de visiteurs aperçoit une jeune fille flottant sur la mer. Croyant venir à son secours, ils découvrent que Daphné, 11 ans, est en train d’enregistrer le chant des baleines pour un spectacle. Daphné connaît une relation exceptionnelle avec les baleines et les dauphins qu’elle comprend bien grâce à son ouïe très développée. Mais sa vie risque de basculer quand son grand-père prend la décision de vendre l’auberge du bord de mer.
The Vindicator, 1h33
Directed by Jean-Claude Lord
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Action, Horror
Actors Teri Austin, Richard Cox, Pam Grier, Maury Chaykin, Catherine Disher, Denis Simpson
Rating50% 2.513352.513352.513352.513352.51335
Carl Lehman (David McIlwraith) is a scientist working on a next-generation space suit for the ARC corporation, run by the sinister Alex Whyte (Richard Cox), where all kinds of high-tech research is being conducted. One of these projects is developing "rage program" software that can sense when a user is provoked and take over its brain to destroy the attacker. After Carl confronts Whyte about some suspicious funding cuts, Whyte sends his employee Massey to kill him and disguise the death as a lab accident.
Visiting Hours, 1h43
Directed by Jean-Claude Lord
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Lee Grant, Linda Purl, Michael Ironside, William Shatner, Lenore Zann, Harvey Atkin
Rating57% 2.851412.851412.851412.851412.85141
Deborah Ballin (Grant), a feminist activist, inspires the wrath of misogynistic psychopath and serial killer Colt Hawker (Ironside) on a TV talk show. He attacks her, but she survives and is sent to County General Hospital.
Éclair au chocolat, 1h47
Directed by Jean-Claude Lord
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Actors Lise Thouin, Jean-Louis Roux, Colin Fox, Aubert Pallascio, Suzanne Lévesque, Michèle Deslauriers
Rating60% 3.0136953.0136953.0136953.0136953.013695
Violée par son oncle, Marie-Louise Prenant a eu un fils, Pierre, qu'elle a élevé seule et auquel elle a fait croire que son père était un jeune poète mort peu de temps avant sa naissance. Alors que Pierre a douze ans, Marie-Louise, employée comme hôtesse, fait la connaissance d'un riche Américain qui en vient à vouloir l'épouser. L'enfant accepte mal cette intrusion d'un tiers dans ses relations avec sa mère.
Parlez-nous d'amour, 2h6
Directed by Jean-Claude Lord
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Jacques Boulanger, Benoît Girard, Claude Michaud, Anne Létourneau, Véronique Béliveau, Rita Lafontaine
Rating69% 3.496833.496833.496833.496833.49683
Parlez-nous d'amour dénonce, via le personnage de Jeannot (Jacques Boulanger), le processus d'aliénation des masses mis en place par les émissions de variétés. Il dresse également un portrait particulièrement triste de leur public.
Bingo
Bingo (1974)
, 1h53
Directed by Jean-Claude Lord
Origin Canada
Actors Réjean Guénette, Anne-Marie Provencher, Alexandra Stewart, Claude Michaud, Janine Fluet, Marcel Sabourin
Rating60% 3.018393.018393.018393.018393.01839
Director Jean-Claude Lord exploits the post-October Crisis paranoia that was rampant in Quebec with considerable panache with this skilful melodrama. Although the story is not about the events leading up to the War Measures Act, it does draw upon the fabric and feelings of that time. A young photographer (Réjean Guénette) becomes unwittingly entangled in a terrorist organization, which engages in a plot against prominent politicians and business leaders before an upcoming election. The film was hugely popular in Quebec and established Lord as a major director with this, his third feature.