“Crazy Nobleman”

  The famous American cultural historian Robert Darnton once commented on the cultural characteristics of French folk tales in his book “The Cat Slaughter”: “France strikes the tone of humor and domestic life”; “French stories tend to be realistic, Simplicity, yellowness and joy”; “French stories taste salty and smell earthy. They take place in a world full of sophistication…” It can be said that the sun is shining, the fields are plentiful, the environment is pleasant, France, which is located in the core area of ​​Western European civilization, is difficult to produce fairy tales or myths full of supernatural power, poetry and violence like jungle-covered Germany or snow-capped northern Europe. Therefore, a prominent feature of French literary and artistic works is to reflect the real life of the house, food, shelter and transportation from a light and humorous perspective. As the birthplace of film art, France is a film power that dares to challenge Hollywood in the United States. Its unique style and world-renowned comedy films fully reflect this cultural characteristic of France. When it comes to classic French comedy movies, people will never forget the bald little old man with thick eyebrows, big eyes, chattering, hysterical, jumping up and down—the French comedy master Louis de Finays.
  If “the face of an angel, the figure of a devil” refers to a handsome man like Alain Delon or Gaspar Hurière, then comedy master De Phines has an “angel” the face and the figure of an angel”. Small stature, which is usually a disadvantage for male actors, can be an advantage for comedians. The height of 1.63 meters not only makes De Fines agile and flexible, but also adds a baby-like innocent and lovely joy to his performance. The audience in China gave De Fines a nickname – “Little Feifei”, which shows people’s sincere love for this little French old man. Most comedians are so unremarkable or even ugly that many people equate comedians with clowns. De’Fines, with thick eyebrows, big eyes, angular, elegant temperament and a bright smile, is definitely a handsome old man among comedians. He is even better than French non-comedy male stars such as Jean Reno and Gérard Pardieu. Much more handsome. These favorable physical conditions helped De Fines stand out as one of the brightest stars in the comedy-filled French comedy.
  For a successful actor, more important than having a standout appearance is having a unique acting style. If most comedians make audiences laugh by showing less-than-average silliness (for example, Fernandelle and Bourville, two other French comedians), De Finays does it by showing high Because of the madness of ordinary people, the audience can’t help laughing and laughing to the point of cramping. In the No. 1 classic comedy “Escape from Tiger’s Mouth” co-starred by De Fines and Bourville, the two are crazy and stupid, fast and slow, relaxed, strong and weak, in two different forms of comedy, Harvested the “laughing fruit” that is a combination of pearls and walls, complementing each other. Hollywood comedies mainly rely on editing, special effects, animation and other means to be funny, while French comedies rely more on the performance of the actors themselves, and De Fines, known as “the man with forty faces per minute”, has four passions. The shooting and neurotic comedy skills are even more difficult to match. The large-scale lines, rich and varied funny expressions, and large-scale, fast-paced antics make his performance extremely exaggerated, but without losing the noble artistic atmosphere. He is not only neither stupid nor stupid, but also witty and agile, although he often miscalculates or misses embarrassing things. With a self-deprecating and conceited comedic attitude, De Fines makes you laugh, but never makes you laugh at him, which is perhaps the highest level of comedians. The rapping ventriloquism in “Escape from the Tiger’s Mouth”, the crazy car rubbing dance performance in “Darkness to Chencang”, and the face-changing performances that instantly turned into Napoleon and Hitler in “Crazy Noble” and “Grand Hotel”, etc., are all De’Fei Ness is an astonishing one-of-a-kind job.
  The characters created by De Fines, no matter what their identity and occupation, have consistent personality characteristics, which can be summed up in a French word, “difficile”, which is both his weakness and his strength. From a human perspective, he was snarky and difficult to get along with, always presenting as a high-flying, aggressive reprimand. In “Crazy Noble”, he is the nobleman Celeste, who is bossing his servants; in “The Police of St. Tropez” and other police comedy films, he is the deputy chief of the police station, Cruschau, who gives orders to his subordinates; In “Grand Hotel”, he is the restaurant owner Septim who judges the staff’s quality; in “Gourmet”, he is the editor-in-chief of the magazine Dushman who makes his subordinates obey; Stanislas Lafour, the family, suffered from an occupational disease that likes to point fingers everywhere. Even when the country was destroyed and his family was in trouble, he would find a simple and honest painter Augustine Bouvet. Commanding, bullying, changing shoes, changing cars, riding the neck, these famous bridges are still fresh in the audience’s memory. From the point of view of doing things, he is critical and demanding, and always strives for perfection. In the police series of comedies, Crushao is dedicated to his duties and can always handle various cases in an unexpected and unique way. Even if he retires, he is still strong and strong; in “Grand Hotel”, Septim strictly cultivates the professionalism of restaurant employees , always carry a small notebook with him, supervise and record the performance of waiters, chefs and even piano players, and finally persuade the foreign president who is tired of government affairs and wants to retire to be responsible for his original career choice; “Gourmet , in order to give star ratings to all kinds of restaurants, Dushman does not hesitate to dress up, make private visits in micro clothes, and frequently use his ancestral developed taste buds in order to make a fair and objective evaluation. In the end, in order to defend the reputation of French cuisine, he took risks. Infiltrated the factory of a black-hearted fast food businessman and exposed the latter’s ugly face with facts; in “Escape from the Tiger’s Mouth”, in the historical background of the fall of France, Lafour still did not give up his love for art, and he did not give up his love for the German invaders. Showing weakness, he was furious because the German army suddenly broke into the opera house to search for people, interrupting the normal rehearsal of the band, and broke his baton into pieces in front of the German general, and then held up his artist’s head in anger. Left the field, and later bravely assisted the British allies in their victory escape. This virtue of rigour and his vice of being mean are two inseparable sides of the same coin, and largely offset his fault. regardless
  Louis de Fines was born in a Hispanic middle-class family in France on July 31, 1914, and the “German” in his name is a symbol of aristocratic origin in French. In 1973, De Fines became a French honor. Knight of the Order. In any case, even if De Fines of Leo played a low-level person in society, he would show him as a spiritual aristocrat, a arrogant and lovely “crazy aristocrat” full of artistry. In a sense, the five words “crazy aristocracy” also summarize the characteristics of French cinema and even French culture. On January 27, 1983, De Fines died of a heart attack, which is said to have been caused by doing too many antics in his comedy show and straining himself. Quietly, the master has left us for 30 years, but we do not feel sad, because his voice and smile and the joy he brought us have always been with us.