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Melville, Jean-Pierre 1917-1973

Overview
Works: 263 works in 1,062 publications in 6 languages and 9,892 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Interviews  Crime films  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Gangster films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Actor, Adapter, Scenarist, Film editor, Author of dialog, Performer, Producer, Dedicatee, Interviewee, Other, Author of introduction, Publishing director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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posthumous Publications by Jean-Pierre Melville, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Jean-Pierre Melville
À bout de souffle by Jean-Luc Godard ( Visual )
41 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A small-time criminal kills a police officer, setting in motion a tragic series of events for both himself and his American girlfriend
Le samouraï The samurai by Jean-Pierre Melville ( Visual )
62 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jef Costello is a fedora and trench-coat wearing contract killer with samurai instincts. When Jef assassinates a nightclub owner, he finds himself confronted by a series of witnesses, who drop his perfect world into the hands of a persistent police investigator and Jef's shadowy employer, both of whom are determined to put an end to the career criminal
L'armée des ombres Army of shadows ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in French and held by 876 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
Bob le flambeur Bob the gambler by Jean-Pierre Melville ( Visual )
60 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un ancien gangster ruiné par le jeu met au point un cambriolage dans un casino
Le cercle rouge Red circle by Jean-Pierre Melville ( Visual )
73 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 698 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 persued by a police superintendent
Les enfants terribles by Jean-Pierre Melville ( Visual )
68 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elisabeth is very protective of her teenage brother Paul, who has been injured in a snowball fight at school and has to rest in bed most of the time. The siblings are inseparable, living in the same room, fighting, playing secret games, and rarely leaving the house. Paul's friend, Gerard, often drops by to stay with them. One day Elisabeth brings home Agathe to live with them. She bears a strong resemblance to Dargelos, a schoolboy whom Paul had a crush on and the same boy who injured him. Paul and Agathe become attracted to each other, causing Elizabeth to be very jealous
Le Doulos by Jean-Pierre Melville ( Visual )
49 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on a French detective novel, this film pays homage to American gangster films of the 1930's and 40's. This intricate thriller concerns the fatalistic relationship of two men, Maurice, a thief just out of prison, and Silien, a mysterious informer embroiled in the complexities of the criminal underworld and the police. In the tradition of film noir, the film is characterized by double and triple crosses, beautiful women and a sinister vision of the world in which appearances are deceptive
Le deuxième souffle by Jean-Pierre Melville ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 366 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
Le silence de la mer by Jean-Pierre Melville ( Visual )
47 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in occupied France during World War II. An old man and his beautiful niece are forced to endure the presence of a Nazi officer during the German occupation of their small village. Vowing never to speak to the invader, the couple listen in silence as the officer pours out his ideas and feelings about music, war and his love of France
Léon Morin, prêtre by Jean-Pierre Melville ( Visual )
44 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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L'armée des ombres by Jean-Pierre Melville ( Visual )
45 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A civil engineer who is one of the French Resistance's chiefs is given away by a traitor and interned in a camp
Léon Morin, priest ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Léon Morin is a devoted man of the cloth who is also the crush object of all the women of a small village in Nazi-occupied France. He finds himself most drawn to a sexually frustrated widow, a borderline heretic whose relationship with her confessor is a confrontation with both God and her own repressed desire. A triumph of mood, setting, and innuendo, Léon Morin, Priest is an irreverent pleasure from one of French cinema's towering virtuosos
Un flic by Jean-Pierre Melville ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Involves the efforts of a detective (Delon) to catch a team responsible for a lethal bank robbery, to foil a drug smuggling operation, and hold on to his mistress (Deneuve), whom he shares with a nightclub owner (Crenna), his friend and a prime suspect in the robbery"--Wikipedia
Melville on Melville by Jean-Pierre Melville ( Book )
8 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un flic Dirty money ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in French and held by 131 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 )
13 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in French and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deux hommes dans Manhattan Two men in Manhattan ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 119 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
Die Millionen eines Gehetzten ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in German and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'entretien avec Jean-Pierre Melville by François Barat ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 37 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
Vier im roten Kreis ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bei der Überführung ins Gefängnis gelingt dem Häftling Vogel die Flucht, Kommissar Mattei hat das Nachsehen. Der Ex-Sträfling Corey plant die größte Einbruchsaktion, die Paris je gesehen hat. Vogel schließt sich an, dritter im Bunde ist der ehemalige Bulle Jansen. Der Plan ist bombensicher - aber die Fallstricke von Macht und Abhängigkeit, in denen sich die drei verfangen werden, sind schon gelegt
 
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Alternative Names
Grumbach, Jean-Pierre.
Grumbach, Jean Pierre 1917-1973
Melville 1917-1973
Melville, Jean P. 1917-1973
Melville, Jean Pierre
Melville, Jean Pierre 1917-1973
メルヴィル, ジャン・ピエール
Languages
French (543)
English (40)
German (25)
Italian (6)
Japanese (2)
Spanish (1)
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