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Simon, Michel 1895-1975

Works: 421 works in 1,103 publications in 7 languages and 7,214 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Historical films  Biographical films  History  Comedy films  War films  Film adaptations  Short films  Experimental films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Singer, Author, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Costume designer, Other, Producer, Translator, Creator, Recipient
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The passion of Joan of Arc by Carl Th. Dreyer La passion de Jeanne D'Arc by Carl Theodor Dreyer( Visual )

7 editions published between 1927 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of the trial and execution of the famous martyr, Jean of Arc
Boudu sauvé des eaux by Jean Renoir( Visual )

56 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saved from suicide by drowning, Boudou wreaks havoc in the home of his benefactor by seducing both his wife and mistress
L'Atalante by Jean Vigo( Visual )

72 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the lives of people who dwell in barges that move up and down the Seine in France. A young captain takes his bride to live on theboat he navigates through the canals. Bored with the monotony of river-bound life, the young woman escapes to Paris to find adventure, but is soon disullusioned and returns to her husband. Filmed under severe conditions, this was to be the last film of director Jean Vigo, who died from tuberculosis soon after its completion.(Circulates)
The complete Jean Vigo by Jean Vigo( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in French and English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The four films are respectively a satirical documentary about the town of Nice, an experimental documentary about a famous swimmer, an anarchic tale of student rebellion and a romantic comedy about a young couple living aboard a ship
Le quai des brumes Port of shadows( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in French and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deserter from the French military drifts into a small town, where he falls for a troubled young woman
John Frankenheimer's The train( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In August 1944 the Allied army is closing in on Paris. German commander and art fanatic Colonel Von Waldheim steals a vast collection of rare French paintings and loads them onto a train bound for Berlin. When a beloved French patriot is murdered while trying to sabotage Von Waldheim's scheme, Labiche, a stalwart member of the Resistance, vows to stop the train at any cost
Le vieil homme et l'enfant The two of us = The old man and the boy( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director Claude Berri's introduction on the title screens reads "This film is a true story but seen through the imagination a child particularly sensitive to the tragic events which surrounded him in occupied France. The warm affection of this family of good people who took him in nevertheless leaves him with a certain poetic nostalgia for this time and a deep gratitude toward them." This film is his re-telling and re-creation of the life of a small Jewish boy from in Nazi-occupied Paris, sent by his parents to the countryside to live with an elderly Catholic couple until France's liberation. Forced to hide his identity, eight-year-old Claude bonds with the irascible, staunchly anti-Semitic Grampa, who improbably becomes his friend and confidant
The Train by John Frankenheimer( Visual )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

WWII thriller about a French railway inspector whose low-key resistance efforts become vitally urgent when the Nazis try to steal a trainload of France's most treasured paintings, and it's up to him to stop the train
Drôle de drame by Marcel Carn( Visual )

25 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A quiet botanist is the secret author of a popular crime novel. His peaceful existence is threatened when a crazed fan vows to kill the author of "The model crime." The convoluted plot involves a group of Victorian Englishmen who get so enmeshed in lies and disguises, murders and supposed murders, intrigues and romances, that Scotland Yard and the participants themselves are confused
Le quai des brumes by Marcel Carn( Visual )

52 editions published between 1938 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deserter encounters a poor girl in a harbour. They fall in love, but he kills his girlfriend's tutor who wanted to rape her. At last he is killed himself by a hooligan, and the ship he wanted to go aboard to escape goes away without him
Judex( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exploits of a masked crime fighter named Judex
Beauty of the devil( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An imaginative retelling of the Faust legend. Approaching the end of his life, a prominent professor makes a bargain with the Devil that will gain him youth, fame and riches in exchange for his soul
La Beauté du diable by Ren Clair( Visual )

28 editions published between 1946 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clair's rendition of the Faust legend. Mephistopheles approaches Faust with an offer for his soul, and is willing to give him a foretaste of what will come once the deal is complete: eternal youth, a beautiful gypsy girl and the power to make gold. But in the end Mephistopheles is the loser as love proves to be everlasting
Boudu saved from drowning by Jean Renoir( Visual )

19 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boudu, a shambling tramp, is taken into the middle-class household of a Parisian book seller after being rescued from the Seine. The collision between nature and convention is represented as a series of humorous incongruities as Boudu shows scant regard for bourgeois decorum. The humour is gently satirical and subversive rather than cutting, but is far from the original play's affirmation of middle-class culture. The theme of moral freedom is realised through a formal freedom. Renoir's use of longtakes, camera camera movement, despite a loosley framed composition with the continuous suuggestion of a world beyond the frame, was the antithesis of the then developing Hollywood style of tight composition and reverse angle cutting
L'intégrale DVD Jean Vigo by Jean Vigo( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in French and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DVD1 also contains: Essai d'un 1er montage de "A propos de Nice" ; "Marc Perrone en concert : enregistré les 10 et 17 octobre 2001 au Théâtre des déchargeurs" ; "Nice, à propos de Jean Vigo" : extrait de Regards étrangers sur la France (9 min) / Manoel de Oliveira ; produit en 1984 ; Actualités Gaumont autour de Jean Taris (6 min) ; "Autour de zéro de conduite" ; "Jean Vigo par Jacques Rozier" (1 h 35 min) / Jacques Rozier ; photo René Mathelin, Jean Limousin ; montage Jean Lopez ; musique Maurice Jaubert ; produit en 1964 par l'ORTF (Cinéma, de notre temps). DVD2 also contains: "L'histoire d'un film : de L'Atalante à L'Atalante" (9 min) / Pierre Philippe ; produit par Gaumont en 1991 ; "Les voyages de l'Atalante : versions, rushes et coupes" (38 min) / Bernard Eisenschitz ; "Truffaut, Langlois, Iosseliani et l'Atalante" : "Entretien avec François Truffaut" (18 min) / Eric Rohmer ; produit en 1968 par le CNDP. "Parlons cinéma : les anticours de Henri Langlois" (13 min) / Henri Fischbach ; produit en 1976. "Otar Iosseliani parle de l'Atalante" : entretien réalisé en octobre 2001 (19 min) ; Documents : Galerie d'affiches. Galerie de photos
French masterworks Russian émigrés in Paris, 1923-1928( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 55 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
Panique by Julien Duvivier( Visual )

19 editions published between 1946 and 2008 in French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychological thriller about murder at a French carnival
La Poison by Sacha Guitry( Visual )

17 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in French and Undetermined and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Braconnier has a hellish marriage with his wife, a nagging alcoholic. Each is looking for a way to put down the other. Paul ends up going to a famous lawyer, who inadvertently teaches him how to accomplish the crime. When he returns home he murders his wife, gives himself up, and hires the lawyer to defend him
Guia de Ouro Preto by Manuel Bandeira( Book )

11 editions published in 1948 in 3 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Chienne by Jean Renoir( Visual )

25 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renoir's first sound film is a tragicomic account of a romantic triangle that leads to murder. Michel Simon stars as Maurice Legrand, a mild-mannered cashier, hen-pecked husband and amateur painter. After rescuing a prostitute from a beating by her pimp, Legrand sets her up as his mistress. To satisfy Dédé, her pimp, Lulu demands more and more money from Legrand and even sells his paintings as her own, posing as an American artist, Clara Wood. Obsessed by Lulu, Maurice will do anything to win her love. Dissolving his marriage, Legrand arrives at Lulu's apartment only to find her in the arms of Dédé. This story was re-made by Fritz Lang in 1945 as Scarlett Street
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