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Melville, Jean-Pierre 1917-1973

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Most widely held works by Jean-Pierre Melville
A bout de souffle = Breathless by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

57 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A couple of days in the lives of casual lovers in Paris. A young small-time crook kills a policeman after stealing a car, and goes on the run with his American girlfriend who eventually betrays him [c.f. Halliwell's, 1997 ed.]. The film debut of Jean Luc Godard ... spearheaded the French new wave of filmmaking
L'armée des ombres = Army of shadows by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

98 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Armee des Ombres is a stark and unvarnished story about Resistance fighters in Vichy France in 1942-43 when the French leadership allowed the Nazis to occupy the country. The members of this army are cold, hungry, desperate men and women, with false names and no addresses, who can be betrayed in an instant by a traitor or an accident. They know they will probably die. A meditation on the nature of resistance and the price of courage, these heroes can save their own country only by cutting themselves apart from it. Entangled in the political turmoil engulfing France in the wake of May '68--as a result received poorly there--the film was not distributed in the US until 2006
Le samouraï = The samurai by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

79 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hired killer in a state of virtual living death goes about his business in a muted Paris, a city of shadows, only to fatally admit emotion (the love of a woman) into his life. His actions are analogous to hara-kiri committed by the solitary samurai. Melville takes the mythology of the gangster and removes all overt social comment in favour of romantic stylisation. Melville commented that his intention was "to show the mental disorder of a man who unmistakably had a tendency to schizophrenia."
Le cercle rouge = Red circle by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

104 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A master thief is fresh out of prison. But instead of toeing the line, he finds his steps leading back to the shadowy world of crime. He, a notorious escapee, and an alcoholic ex-cop plan a jewel heist, while being pursued by a police superintendent
Bob le flambeur = Bob the gambler by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

71 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un ancien gangster ruiné par le jeu met au point un cambriolage dans un casino
Les enfants terribles by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

50 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film of Cocteau's novel about the shared disorder and narcissism of a brother and sister
Le Doulos by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

85 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le silence de la mer = The silence of the sea by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

63 editions published between 1947 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1941. An idealistic, naive German officer in Nazi occupied France is assigned to the home of a middle-aged man and his grown niece. Their response to his presence - their only form of resistance - is complete silence
Léon Morin, priest by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

52 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melville on Melville by Rui Nogueira( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le deuxième souffle by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

31 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A French criminal, recently escaped from prison and trying to pull off a robbery, finds himself being chased by an inspector
Un flic = Dirty money by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

44 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris police Commissaire Edouard Coleman discovers that his nightclub-owner friend, Simon, also leads a group of bank robbers. When he's tipped off that the same robbers are planning a drug heist, Edouard means to defeat his two-faced friend. Meanwhile, Edouard has engaged in some doube-crossing himself. He shares the same woman, Cathy, with the man he calls his friend
Le cinéma selon Melville : entretiens avec by Rui Nogueira( Book )

18 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in French and German and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deux hommes dans Manhattan = Two men in Manhattan by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

20 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dark shadows of New York come to life in this rarely-seen, moody, jazz-soaked noir classic. A film by the great Jean-Pierre Melville, who cast himself as a journalist on an ethically fraught mission to track down a missing French diplomat. He enlists the help of an alcoholic photographer who has the street smarts to track down the diplomat's mistresses
Les enfants terribles by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

28 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elisabeth is protective of her teenage brother Paul, at school and has to rest in bed. The siblings are inseparable, living in the same room, fighting, playing secret games, and rarely leaving the house. Elisabeth brings home Agathe to live with them. She bears a strong resemblance to Dargelos, a school boy whom Paul had a crush on and who injured him. Paul and Agathe become attrached to each other, causing Elisabeth to be very jealous
Die Millionen eines Gehetzten( Visual )

6 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'entretien avec Jean-Pierre Melville by François Barat( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paru en 1970, cet entretien offre un condensé du point de vue du cinéaste sur son art et sur l'avenir du cinéma. Avec un rappel filmographique
Jean-Pierre Melville by Jean Wagner( Book )

14 editions published between 1963 and 1983 in 4 languages and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Deuxième souffle by Jean-Pierre Melville( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Léon Morin, prêtre; roman by Béatrix Beck( Book )

8 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in French and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pendant l'occupation, Barny, jeune veuve passionnée qui vit seule avec sa fille s'engage dans une lutte mystique et amoureuse avec le prêtre Léon Morin
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
A bout de souffle = Breathless
Alternative Names
Grumbach, Jean-Pierre.

Grumbach, Jean Pierre 1917-1973

Jean-Pierre Melville francouzský filmový režisér

Jean-Pierre Melville Frans acteur

Jean-Pierre Melville französischer Filmregisseur und Drehbuchautor

Jean-Pierre Melville French film director

Jean-Pierre Melville regista, sceneggiatore e attore francese

Jean-Pierre Melville reżyser francuski

Melville 1917-1973

Melville, Jean P. 1917-1973

Melville, Jean Pierre

Melville, Jean Pierre 1917-1973

Жан-Пиер Мелвил

Жан-П'єр Мельвіль Французький кінорежисер

Мельвиль, Жан-Пьер

Ժան-Պիեռ Մելվիլ

ז'אן-פייר מלוויל שחקן צרפתי

ژان پیر ملویل تهیه‌کننده، فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، و کارگردان فرانسوی

멜빌, 장-피에르 1917-1973

ジャン=ピエール・メルヴィル フランス・パリ出身の映画監督・脚本家

メルヴィル, ジャン・ピエール


L'armée des ombres = Army of shadowsLe samouraï = The samuraiLe cercle rouge = Red circle