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Gruault, Jean

Works: 144 works in 806 publications in 6 languages and 7,754 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Screenplays  Biographical films  Biography  Fiction  Drama  History  Comedy films  Fantasy films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Author, Adapter, Author of dialog, Writer of accompanying material, Other, Librettist, Director, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Jean Gruault
Most widely held works by Jean Gruault
L'histoire d'Adèle H. = The story of Adele H. by François Truffaut( Visual )

38 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 821 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
L'enfant sauvage = Wild child by François Truffaut( Visual )

48 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the capture of a young boy found living like an animal in the forest. Dr. Jean-Marc-Gaspard Itard of the National Institute for the Deaf and Dumb, Paris, believes the child can be transformed into a civilized being. The doctor removes the boy from the institute into his own home. The boy, named Victor, is 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. Based on a true story
Jules and Jim; a film by Henri Pierre Roché( Book )

11 editions published between 1962 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 314 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 )

19 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deux garçons pauvres et naïfs reçoivent la visite de carabiniers qui leur transmettent une invitation personnelle du roi à s'enrôler dans son armée. Devant les promesses fabuleuses qui leur sont faites, les deux compères quittent leurs femmes et partent pour la guerre. Après des mois d'horreur, ils reviennent à la maison, avec une valise bourrée de cartes postales, leurs "titres de propriété" à tout ce qu'on leur a promis. Ils apprennent alors que le roi a perdu la guerre et sont tous deux abattus
L'amour à mort = Love unto death by Alain Resnais( Visual )

33 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 197 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 )

25 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in French and Undetermined and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divided into three narratives. First section is set around the first decade of the twentieth century in the Ardennes, where Count Forbeck unveils his architect's design for a utopian city. In a modern day mirroring of the first story, a group of professors now inhabiting Forbeck's castle seek a new form of education through the use of the imagination, under the guidance of a guru named Guarini. The last segment depicts a Wagnerian fantasy landscape of kings and dragons, which arises from the imagination of the children of some of the professors at the school
Suzanne Simonin, la Religieuse = The Nun by Jacques Rivette( Visual )

24 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 164 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

Jules et Jim = Jules and Jim by François Truffaut( Visual )

5 editions published between 1962 and 2000 in French and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of friendship between two artists and their mutual love for the same woman. Considered Truffaut's greatest film
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

Mélo (1986):Tells the story of two lifelong friends and violinists, Marcel and Pierre. While Marcel has gone on to stardom, Pierre has settled into a contented family life unaware that his wife is having an affair with Marcel. Plagued by guilt, Pierre's wife eventually takes deadly measures to end the affair
Susanne Simonin, la religieuse( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freely adapted from Diderot's 18th-century novel, the film tells the story of a 16-year-old girl compelled by her mother to enter a convent. Convinced by the mother superior, the girl accepts her vows, but soon meets with harshness and abuse when the kindly superior is followed by a cruel successor. Her desperate attempts at freedom land her first in another convent and finally, tragically, in the outside world
Two English Girls = (Les Deux Anglaises)( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turn-of-the-century tale of two very different sisters in love with a handsome young Parisian and how all three cope--or fail to cope--with the circumstances of their separate lives and the effects of their intertwining relationships
Ce que dit l'autre by Jean Gruault( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Années 80 Gli anni '80( Visual )

2 editions published in 1984 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is something like a rough draft, a transistion to Akerman's musical Golden Eighties (1987). Like Toute une Nuit, The Eighties is openly concerned with Akerman's research into the 'structures' of desire, a series of stylised exchanges involving dialogue, song and choreographed movement. Forty hours were shot on videotape with four cameras, edited to one hour, and then transferred to film. The last section of twenty minutes of songs and choreography appears to have been shot directly onto film
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Gruaut, Jean 1924-2015

Jean Gruault Franse scenarioschrijver en acteur

Jean Gruault fransk skådespelare

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Jean Gruault fransk skuespiller

Jean Gruault französischer Drehbuchautor und Schauspieler

Jean Gruault French screenwriter and actor

Jean Gruault sceneggiatore e attore francese

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