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Spaak, Charles 1903-1975

Overview
Works: 234 works in 727 publications in 5 languages and 5,515 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  War films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Adapter, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Author of dialog, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Writer of accompanying material, Interviewee, Performer, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Charles Spaak
 
Most widely held works by Charles Spaak
La grande illusion by Jean Renoir( Visual )
66 editions published between 1936 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this classic tale of adventure, duty and honor conflict in a German prisoner-of-war camp when an aristocratic French officer becomes friends with the commandant while cooperating with his comrades in a daring escape
Grand illusion by Jean Renoir( Visual )
73 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in French and English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Renoir's meditation on friendship and chivalry in the midst of Europe's first mechanized war, was based on his own experiences as a French combat pilot and a prisoner of war. Renoir wrote the film as Europe slid towards World War II. Three French pilots, shot down during World War I, are drawn together during an escape attempt, despite different class backgrounds. Captain de Boeldieu is a wealthy aristocrat; Lieutenant Maréchal a self assured mechanic; and Rosenthal, a prosperous banker. Together they develop a daring plan to escape their imprisonment in a Bavarian castle. While escaping, Captain de Boeldieu is shot by the camp commander, but Marechal and Rosenthal manage to get away and eventually make their way back to France. When it was released, the film received an Academy Award as well as a prize at the Venice Film Festival, but due to the film's pacifist stance, it was banned in Germany and Italy
Grand illusion; a film by Jean Renoir by Charles Spaak( Book )
2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les bas-fonds The lower depths ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in French and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les bas-fonds (93 min.): A Baron, forced by circumstances, gives up his life of luxury and to takes up residence in the slums of Paris. The Baron observes the frustrated romance between Wasska Pepel and Natacha, the thwarted dreams of an actor, and the oppressive cruelties of landlord Kostileff
La grande illusion by Julian Jackson( Book )
32 editions published between 1937 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Belasco Theatre, opposite the White House, Washington, D.C., American premiere "Grand Illusion" a Jean Renoir film, directed by Jean Renoir, story by Jean Renoir, script by Jean Renoir and Charles Spaak, camera by Claude Renoir, music by Joseph Kosma, sets by Lourie, an R.A.C. production, released by World Pictures Corp., New York City
La grande illusion ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1937 and 2008 in French and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Duty and honor conflict in a German prisoner-of-war camp. An aristocratic French officer becomes friends with the German commandant, a fellow aristocrat, while simultaneously cooperating with his French commoner comrades in a daring escape attempt
Jean Renoir ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Marseillaise: a dramatization of the French Revolution, from the period immediately preceding it in 1789 up to the first bloody confrontation
Thérèse Raquin by Marcel Carné( Visual )
31 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A gray view of city roofs provides both the first and the last image in this drama of stifled lives adapted from the novel by Emile Zola. Thérèse is married to her cousin Camille, a spoiled mama's boy unlikely to grow out of it, as Mama lives with them, pampering Camille and bullying Thérèse. His childhood friend Laurent, upon meeting Thérèse, falls in love almost instantly. This leads to a torrid affair, which spirals out of control into murder. A chance witness blackmails the lovers, and Mama--paralyzed by a stroke upon learning of Camille's death--suspects the truth. The witness is killed while crossing the street in front of a speeding truck. However, he has ordered his maid to mail a letter if he does not return, and the lovers are relentlessly pursued by their fate
Le ciel est à vous by Jean Grémillon( Visual )
7 editions published between 1944 and 2012 in French and Undetermined and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The wife of a mechanic and former fighter pilot falls in love with the idea of flying herself. This soon becomes an obsession, and she undertakes a lofty feat: the longest solo flight ever made by a woman
Cartouche by Philippe de Broca( Visual )
13 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The exploits of Cartouche, an eighteenth-century swordsman, and his band who steal things from the rich and give them to the poor. Earning the sympathies of the people and the love of the beautiful bandit Venus, he must escape the traps set for him by the police
Carnival in Flanders La Kermesse héroïque by Jacques Feyder( Visual )
9 editions published between 1935 and 1996 in French and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tongue-in-cheek story satirizing a favorite wartime theme, the daring and resourcefulness of citizens threatened by invaders. Set in Spanish-occupied Belgium in 1616, the film is noted for its subtle humor, witty acting and magnificent decor
Jean Grémillon during the occupation ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Though little known outside of France, Jean Grémillon was a consummate filmmaker from his country's golden age. This set showcases three of his richest films, which were made during the German occupation of France. These character-driven dramas are humane, entertaining, and technically brilliant, and prove Grémillon to be one of cinema's true hidden masters
La Kermesse héroïque by Jacques Feyder( Visual )
15 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in French and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tongue-in-cheek from start to finish, the story satirizes a favorite wartime theme, the daring and resourcefulness of citizens threatened by invaders. Set in Spanish-occupied Belgium in 1616, the film is noted for its subtle humor, witty acting and magnificent decor
Panique by Julien Duvivier( Visual )
19 editions published between 1946 and 2008 in French and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A psychological thriller about murder at a French carnival
French masterworks Russian émigrés in Paris, 1923-1928 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of five French silent films restored by the Cinemathèque française, originally released by Films Albatros between 1923 and 1928, with new music scores by Timothy Brock, Robert Israel, Neil Brand, Antonio Coppola and the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra
La bandera The flag ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in French and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Having killed a man in Paris, Pierre Gilieth flees to Barcelona where he enlists in the Spanish Legion. Here he meets up with fellow countrymen Mulot and Lucas, and falls in love with a Moroccan girl, Aischa. Unbeknown to Pierre, Lucas is a detective who intends to betray him to the authorities
La Bandera by Julien Duvivier( Visual )
18 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in French and Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Pierre a commis un meurtre dans un bar de Montmartre. Il réussit à quitter la France et à bout de ressources, s'engage dans la Légion étrangère, avec Mulot et Lucas, deux compatriotes apparemment victimes eux aussi du destin. Dans un café maure, Pierre tombe amoureux d'Aïcha, une jeune Marocaine et l'épouse au milieu des filles et des soldats. Mais le destin va s'acharner sur lui. Son compagnon d'armes, Lucas, est en réalité un mouchard qui, alléché par la prime promise, veut le dénoncer. Mais le régiment est pris dans la tourmente des combats
Les bas-fonds by Jean Renoir( Visual )
8 editions published between 1936 and 2003 in French and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ruiné, un baron russe surprend chez lui un cambrioleur, Pepel, avec lequel il passe la nuit à boire. Pepel loge dans l'asile d'un receleur Kostileff. Celui-ci, pour s'assurer les bonnes grâces de l'inspecteur des garnis, lui a promis sa jolie belle-soeur, Natacha. Mais celle-ci aime Pepel. Celui-ci finira par tuer Kostileff et se sauvera avec Natacha
Seven deadly sins ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in French and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eight vignettes explore each of the seven deadly sins--avarice, anger, sloth, lust, envy, gluttony, and pride--as well as a new vice. With Gerard Philipe, Michele Morgan, Francoise Rosay, Isabelle Miranda, Eduardo De Filippo
Le grand jeu by Jacques Feyder( Visual )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When scandalous Parisian playboy Pierre Martel is forced by his family to leave France and his adored lover Florence, he begins a new life in the Foreign Legion as Pierre Muller. Drowning his regrets in camaraderie, whores and hell-raising, he is astonished at meeting Irma, a prostitute with an uncanny resemblance to his beloved, and begins a fitful scheme to allow her escape
 
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Alternative Names
Spaak, Charles
Spaak, Šarl'.
Languages
French (271)
English (26)
German (7)
Italian (1)
Spanish (1)