Magazine article Variety

BON MOMENTS: A Brief History

Magazine article Variety

BON MOMENTS: A Brief History

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Leon Gaumont, a French inventor, industrialist and pioneer of the film industry, establishes Gaumont, selling camera equipment and film, expanding into production and cinemas.


Nicolas Seydoux, Schlumberger empire heir and brother of Pathe's Jerome Seydoux, buys Gaumont and starts producing films with Daniel Toscan du Plantier and Jean-Pierre Rassam.


Gaumont earns three Oscar nominations - actress, foreign-language film and adaptation - for Jean-Charles Tacchella's romantic comedy "Cousin, Cousine."


Gaumont initiates its first collaboration with the MOMA to host retrospectives from its 900-film library, notably featuring spotlights on Jean-Luc Godard, Georges Lautnerand Francis Veber.


Gaumont opens Cannes Film Festival with Luc Besson's sci-fi actioner "The Fifth Element,"which would go on to earn $264 million worldwide. …

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