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The complete Jean Vigo / Janus Films ; Gaumont.

Vigo, Jean, 1905-1934 (film director,, screenwriter,, editor.). Kaufman, Boris, (film director,, director of photography,, editor.). Nounez, Jacques-Louis, (producer.). Simon, Michel, 1895-1975 (producer,, actor.). Parlo, Dita, (film producer,, actor.). Riéra, Albert, (screenwriter.). Guinée, Jean, (screenwriter.). Arbel, Henri, (film director.). Philippe, Pierre, 1931- (restorationist (expression)). Bompoint, Jean-Louis, (restorationist (expression)). Vigo, Luce, 1931-2017 (restorationist (expression)). Eisenschitz, Bernard, (restorationist (expression),, film producer.). Taris, Jean, (performer.). Lefebvre, Louis, 1919-1968 (actor.). Pruchon, Gilbert, (actor.). Bedarieux, Gerard de, (actor.). Dasté, Jean, 1904-1994 (actor.). Le Flon, Robert, (actor.). Gonzague Frick, Louis de, 1883-1958 (actor.). Margaritis, Gilles, 1919-1965 (actor.). Gilles, Maurice (Actor), (actor.). Diligent, Raphaël, (actor.). Perrone, Marc, (composer.). Jaubert, Maurice, (composer.). Goldblatt, Charles, (lyricist.). Berger, Louis, (director of photography.). Procédé, Lucas, (director of photography.). Chavance, Louis, (editor.). Lafont, G., (director of photography.). Alphen, Jean-Paul, 1911-1993 (director of photography.). Temple, Michael, 1963- (interviewee.). Gondry, Michel, (film director.). Rozier, Jacques, 1926- (film director,, film producer.). Bazin, Janine, (film producer.). Labarthe, André S., (film producer.). Eisenschitz, Bernard, (director.). Truffaut, François, (interviewee.). Rohmer, Éric, 1920-2010 (interviewer.). Iosseliani, Otar, (interviewee.). Almereyda, Michael, (writer of supplementary textual content.). Polito, Robert, 1951- (writer of supplementary textual content.). Kite, B., (writer of supplementary textual content.). Sante, Luc, (writer of supplementary textual content.). Janus Films, (production company.). Gaumont (Firm), (production company,, presenter.). Franfilmdis (Firm), (production company.). Argui-Film (Firm), (production company.). Lobster Films (Firm), (restorationist (expression)). Criterion Collection (Firm), (distributor.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781604654585
  • ISBN: 1604654589
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (163 min.) : sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (43 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm)
  • Edition: 2 DVD special edition.
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : Criterion Collection, [2011]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Collection title from container.
À propos de Nice was originally produced in 1930; La Natation par Jean Taris champion de France was originally produced in 1931; Zéro de conduite was originally produced in 1933; L'Atalante was originally produced in 1934.
Disc [1], special features: audio commentary by Michael Temple, author of "Jean Vigo"; alternate edit for À propos de Nice; Disc [2], special features: animated tribute to Vigo by Michel Gondry; 98 minute episode of French television program "Cinéastes de notre temps" directed by Jacques Rozier; "Postface a l'atalante," François Truffaut being interviewed by Eric Rohmer (1968); "Les voyages de l'Atalante," documentary by Bernard Eisenschitz; "Otar Iosseliani on Vigo," a 2001 interview. Booklet features essays by critics Michael Almereyda, Robert Polito, B. Kite, and Luc Sante.
Second film menu title: Taris.
Series numbering from container spine.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc one. The films. A propos de Nice / réalisation de Jean Vigo et Boris Kaufman ; scénario, Jean Vigo ; revised in 2001 (1930) (23:44) -- La natation par Jean Taris champion de France / Franfilmdis présente ; réalisé par Jean Vigo (1931) (10:05) -- Zéro de conduite : jeunes diables au collège / Franfilmdis présente ; une production Argui-film ; scénario et réalisation de Jean Vigo (1933) (44:25) -- L'Atalante / Gaumont présente ; une production J.-L. Nounez, Michel Simon, et Dita Parlo ; réalisation de Jean Vigo ; adaptation et dialogues de Vigo et Riera ; d'après un scénario de Jean Guinée ; The 1991 restoration, under the direction of Pierre Philippe and Jean-Louis Bompoint was revised in 2001 by Luce Vigo and Bernard Eisenschitz in collaboration with Gaumont ; sound restoration, Lobster Films (1934) (1:29:10).
Disc two. The supplements. Jean Vigo / animé par Michel Gondry (2011?) (0:45) -- Cinéastes de notre temps : Jean Vigo / réalisation, Jacques Rozier ; [produced by] Janine Bazin, André S. Labarthe, Jacques Rozier (orginally aired October 15, 1964) (98:11) -- Postface à L'Atalante / c'était un entretien avec François Truffaut par Eric Rohmer (1968) (18:16) -- Les voyages de L'Atalante : versions, rushes et coupes / Gaumont présente ; un film de Bernard Eisenschitz (2001) (40:01) -- Otar Iosseliani on Vigo (interviewed October 1 and October 20, 2001) (19:56) / Otar Iosseliani.
Table of contents from booklet: Casts and credits -- Jean Vigo / Michael Almereyda -- À propos de Jean and Boris / Robert Polito -- Rude freedom / B. Kite -- Canal music / Luc Sante -- About the transfers.
Restrictions on Access Note:
Educational and home use only.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
À propos de Nice: cinematography, Boris Kaufman ; music composed and interpreted by Marc Perrone ; edited by Boris Kaufman, Jean Vigo.
La natation par Jean Taris champion de France: photography, G. Lafont, Lucas Procédé.
Zè̀ro de conduite : jeunes diables au collège: cinematography, Boris Kaufman ; music by Maurice Jaubert ; dialogue by Charles Goldblatt ; edited by Jean Vigo.
L'Atalante: lyrics by Charles Goldblatt ; music by Maruice Jaubert ; cinematography, Boris Kaufman, Louis Berger, and Jean-Paul Alphen ; edited by Louis Chavance.
Participant or Performer Note:
La natation par Jean Taris champion de France: featuring Jean Taris.
Zèro de conduite : jeanes diables de France: Louis Lefebvre, Gilbert Pruchon, Gérard de Bédarieux, Jean Dasté, Robert le Flon, Louis de Gonzague-Frick, Rafa Diligent.
L'Atalante: Michel Simon, Dita Parlo, Jean Dasté, Gilles Margaritis, Louis Lefebvre, Maurice Gilles, Rafa Diligent.
Summary, etc.:
''Even among cinema's greatest legends, Jean Vigo stands alone. The son of a notorious anarchist, Vigo had a brief but brilliant career making poetic, lightly surrealist films before his life was cut tragically short by tuberculosis at age twenty-nine. Like the daring early works of his contemporaries Jean Cocteau and Luis Buñuel, Vigo's films refused to play by the rules. This set includes all of Vigo's titles" -- from container.
À propos de Nice: What starts off as a conventional travelogue turnes into a satirical portrait of the town of Nice and its wealthy inhabitants.
La natation par jean Taris champion de France: A short documentary about the swimmer Jean Taris, notable for Vigo's innovative techniques.
Zéro de conduite : jeanes diables au collège: In a repressive boarding school with rigid schools of behavior, four boys decide to rebel against the administration on a celebration day.
L'Atalante: When Juliette marries Jean, she comes to live on his ship, on board of which are, besides the two of them, only a cabin boy and the strange old second mate Père Jules. Soon bored by life on the river, Juliette slips off to explore the nightlife when they come to Paris. Angered by this, Jean sets off, leaving Juliette behind. Overcome by grief and longing for his wife, Jean falls into a depression and Père Jules goes and tries to find Juliette.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC, region 1; (1.33:1) or (1.19:1) aspect ratio, Dolby Digital mono.
Language Note:
À propos de Nice is a silent film, with music. Taris, Zèro de conduite, and l'Atalante: French dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Subject: Vigo, Jean, 1905-1934.
Taris, Jean.
Taris, Jean.
Vigo, Jean, 1905-1934.
Rich people > Drama.
Swimmers.
Boarding school students > Drama.
Schoolboys > Drama.
Newlyweds > Drama.
Boarding school students.
Newlyweds.
Rich people.
Schoolboys.
Swimmers.
Nice (France) > Drama.
France > Nice.
Genre: DVD-Video discs.
Short films > France.
Feature films > France.
Silent films > France.
Foreign language films > French.
Motion pictures > France.
French language films.
Surrealist films.
Biographical films.
Documentary films.
Drama.
Experimental films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Nonfiction films.
Short films.
Silent films.
Experimental films.
Surrealist films.
Fiction films.
Short films.
Feature films.
Silent films.
Biographical films.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Short films > France.
Feature films > France.
Silent films > France.
Foreign language films > French.
Motion pictures > France.
French language films.