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Gruault, Jean

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Most widely held works about Jean Gruault
Most widely held works by Jean Gruault
Jules et Jim = Jules and Jim by François Truffaut( Visual )

118 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film charts the relationship between two friends and the object of their mutual obsession over the course of twenty-five years. The relationships explored are a poignant meditation on freedom, loyalty, and the fortitude of love
L'enfant sauvage = Wild child by François Truffaut( Visual )

49 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatized account of Dr. Jean-Marc-Gaspard Itard's efforts to civilize a young boy who was discovered living wild in a forest. The boy, named Victor, becomes increasingly divided between his longing for the wilderness and his new life with the doctor. Itard, whose teaching strategies survive today in the Montessori Method, is unsure whether he is helping a savage become human or turning a forest child into a semi-civilized idiot
L'histoire d'Adèle H. = The story of Adele H. by François Truffaut( Visual )

40 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adele, daughter of French author and patriot Victor Hugo, is beautiful, composed and filled with the same brilliant writing talent as her famous father. However, Adele is driven not by literary aspirations but by love. Impelled by a need that will not be denied, she has run away from home to follow her handsome, womanizing lover across an ocean to wintry Halifax, Nova Scotia. Wild with desire, shell risk everything to renew their brief affair
La prise de pouvoir par Louis XIV the taking of power by Louis XIV by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

35 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cardinal Mazarin dies in 1661. The young Louis asserts his intention to govern as well as rule. Mazarin's fiscal advisor, Colbert, warns against Fouquet, who wants to be prime minister and is looting the treasury. Fouquet believes Louis will soon tire of exercizing power and overplays his hand. Louis' mistress reports this to the king who arrests Fouquet. Louis and Colbert design a brilliant strategy to keep merchants making money, nobles in debt, the urban poor working and fed, and peasants untaxed. Years later, in a coda, Louis exercises the power of the sun
Mon oncle d'Amerique = My uncle from America by Alain Resnais( Visual )

47 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the narrative ovservations of real life human behavioural theorist Henry Laborit, My American uncle describes the complex motivations of a group of characters including René, a working class manager in a textile factory who is demoted and has to move away from his wife and young child, and Janine, an actress having an affair with a married writer and radio boss Jean
Deux Anglaises et le continent = Two English girls by Jean-Pierre Léaud( Visual )

51 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two English sisters at the turn of the century are in love with the same man for seven years. His inability to choose between them (compounded by his overpossessive mother), and the girls' own powerful passions-- both expressed and repressed-- create a painful, emotionally charged triangle
Paris nous appartient by Jacques Rivette( Visual )

31 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film follows a young literature student who befriends the members of a loose-knit group of twenty-somethings in Paris, united by the apparent suicide of an acquaintance. Suspicious of the death, she investigates to see if conspiracy was involved
Jules and Jim; a film by Henri Pierre Roché( Book )

11 editions published between 1962 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... set before and after the First World War ... [this film] ... tells the story of a ménage à trois spanning 20 years. Two young students, Jules, an Austrian, and Jim, a Frenchman, encounter the beautiful Catherine in their quest to find the perfect woman. Free-spirited and independant, Catherine entrances both of them, and an extraordinary three-way love affair begins."
Les carabiniers by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

23 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men are conscripted to fight for the king. Film follows their experiences as soldiers and their subsequent return home. Upon their return they seek their promised booty, but we learn that the other side has won. Director Godard uses an experimental visual style and other techniques to distance the viewer from the story
Les soeurs Brontë = The Brontë sisters by André Techiné( Visual )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in French and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a remote English village, three sisters, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne, live a simple life with their brother, Branwell, and their father, the pastor Patrick Bronte. Although compelled to take posts as governesses or private tutors, the four siblings nurture their artistic aspirations. Branwell's poems begin to interest other writers and each of the sisters publishes a successful novel. The family's good fortune, however, is short lived, and soon tragedy strikes
La Chambre verte The green room by François Truffaut( Visual )

31 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a most personal and rigorous film, François Truffaut becomes Julien Davenne, a man who so loves the dead that he can no longer love the living. Davenne's obsession with the memory of the dead wife has spread to encompass all those he knew who are now gone, a process heightened by his guilt of surviving the first World War"--Slipcase
L'amour à mort by Alain Resnais( Visual )

33 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Elisabeth and Simon have been together as a couple for only a few months when Simon dies. To everyone's surprise he revives after a few minutes and appears to be quite healthy again. The couple's relationship appears to become more intense, but Simon is unable to come to terms with his near-death experience, feeling an irresistible desire to withdraw from life. Their friends Judith and Jérôme, a married couple of Protestant pastors, try to rationalise how Simon and Elisabeth must feel, offering guidance and consolation through theological and philosophical discussions, but the couple are beyond the reach of human understanding or explanation, and the pervasive and persuasive music of 'the other, ' of a love beyond death, exerts an irresistible attraction."
La vie est un roman by Alain Resnais( Visual )

26 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three intertwined tales set in a fantastic castle in the Ardennes forest. Count Forbek builds his castle on the eve of the First World War, and uses it to start a utopian community with his friends upon the conclusion of the war. In the present day, the castle, now a school and conference center, is the setting for a love triangle during an educational conference. While the adults engage in romantic games, the children staying at the castle play their own game of freeing prisoners from the castle dungeons
La religieuse = the nun by Guillaume Nicloux( Visual )

25 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation of Diderot's classic 18th century novel explores with poetic simplicity the moving tale of a 16 year old girl who is forced by her mother to enter a convent
Mon oncle d'Amérique by Jean Gruault( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Eighties Les annees 80 by Rolling Stones The( Visual )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in French and English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Années 80 is actually a film "about" various things ranging from the nominal subject of the musical comedy -- the plight of women in love -- to the nature of musical comedy itself. Film critic Marcia Palley points out that "the celebration of detail and the rhythms of repetition in Les Années 80 allows the viewer to appreciate the final product -- the musical comedy -- with the benefit of one's reactions to all its ridiculous parts. The result is a wicked satire on the folly of l'amour, both in life and in the theater, all the more pointed for its seeming lightheartedness."
Susanne Simonin, la religieuse by Jacques Rivette( Visual )

9 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in French and English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director Jacques Rivette's feature film adaptation of Diderot's novel was banned in France for two years for its unforgiving representation of Catholic hierarchy. Rivette explores with poetic simplicity the events through which a young woman is forced to take up life in a convent. Freely adapted from the novel, the film tells the story of sixteen year old Suzanne and her inability to comprehend the motiviations of the adults around her, who want to save her and destroy her. After a brief respite while under the tutelage of a sympathetic mother superior, Suzanne is ultimately tormented and abused, culminating in a lengthy sequence in which starved and barefoot, she is left in solitary confinement and driven to near madness. After her escape, she realizes just how unprepared she is for life outside the convent walls and relinquishes her freedom once again, accepting employment in the confines of a bordello
Belle Epoque : roman by Jean Gruault( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alain Resnais: a decade in film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I want to go home (1989): Cleveland cartoonist Joey Wellman accepts an invitation to show his work at an exclusive Parisian gallery. He suffers the pains of travel to a foreign country in hopes of reconciling with his estranged daughter Elsie, who is trying her best to rid herself of her American provinciality and become French by emulating the great intellectual Christian Gauthier
Suzanne Simonin : la religieuse de Diderot by Jacques Rivette( Visual )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in French and German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vers 1750, une jeune fille est envoyée au couvent contre son gré. Ayant demandé la résiliation de ses vœux, elle est entraînée dans un engrenage qui lui sera fatal. (Jaquette)
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La prise de pouvoir par Louis XIV the taking of power by Louis XIV
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Gruaut, Jean 1924-2015

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Mon oncle d'Amerique = My uncle from America