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Braunberger, Pierre 1905-1990

Works: 132 works in 460 publications in 4 languages and 4,306 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Short films  History  Ethnographic films  War films  New wave films  Documentary films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Romance films 
Roles: Producer, Actor, Author, pmn, Interviewee, Scenarist, Director, Performer, Film editor, fmd, Conceptor, fmp
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Pierre Braunberger
Most widely held works by Pierre Braunberger
Tirez sur le pianiste = Shoot the piano player by François Truffaut( Visual )

79 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A famous concert pianist takes refuge from his former life by working under a pseudonym in a sleazy Parisian bar. He becomes embroiled in the criminal underworld when he helps his petty crook brothers escape from gangsters, with tragic consequences
Vivre sa vie : film en douze tableaux by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

41 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in French and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Nana, a young Parisian who aspires to be an actress, but a downward spiral forces her into prostitution. Features include: interviews, featurettes, commentary, stills gallery, theatrical trailer, and booklet
Partie de campagne = A day in the country by Jean Renoir( Visual )

38 editions published between 1931 and 2016 in French and English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tenderly comic idyll about a city family's picnic in the French countryside and the romancing of the mother and grown daughter by two local men
Le silence de la mer = The silence of the sea by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in French and held by 338 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
L'enfance-nue by Maurice Pialat( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

François Fournier is a troubled ten-year-old who has been in foster care since he was four. But his is a "temporary placement," meaning that his parents can come back for him any time. They never do. The story begins with François being shuffled from one foster home to another, as his insecurity leads him to engage in increasingly destructive behavior. He is placed with an older couple named Thierry, the newest addition to a ménage that includes Mrs. Thierry's mother, a very young girl, and a high-school age boy. They aren't afraid to share their lives with this new houseguest, and the impressionable boy seems to be settling down. For François, things just are what they are--and he's usually "temporary." A fascinating portrait of childhood, which is also an indictment of a failing social system
Jean Renoir( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The doctor's horrible experiment: experimental fantasy about a Jekyll/Hyde-type psychiatrist/lunatic creating havoc in 1950s Paris
Les maîtres fous by Jean Rouch( Visual )

23 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in English and French and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in Accra, Ghana, in 1954, the film depicts the annual ceremony of the Hauku cult, a social and religious movement which was widespread in French colonial Africa from the 1920's to the 1950's. Participants in the ceremony mimic the elaborate military ceremonies of their colonial occupiers, but in more of a trance than true recreation
Jaguar by Jean Rouch( Visual )

15 editions published between 1965 and 2017 in French and English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having made their separate journeys, they meet again in Kumasi with a fourth friend, and set up an open-air stall, Petit a Petit, in which they hawk everything from alarm clocks to pictures of Queen Elizabeth. Financially successful but homesick, the friends decide to leave the excitement, turmoil and bewildering complexity of the city to return home to Niger before the rains. Lam rejoins his herd, enriched with a new umbrella and a lance; Illo, "magician of the river," catches a hippo and distributes everything he has brought from his journey to his family; and Damoure admires anew the beauty of Niger women. Yet although life in the village resumes as usual, Illo, Lam and Damoure have been "jaguars" in the city: sophisticated "keen young men" with fancy hairdos, cigarettes, sunglasses, money, and knowledge of the urban world. The film raises, but does not answer, questions about the meaning of this experience and the transformations it may entail in the lives of the returned youths. Jaguar, Thomas Beidelman has written, "does succeed in catch ing the flavor of what it must be like to pass to and from a modern city and a rural village in Africa ... Jaguar could be an eloquent document on the process of social change." The flavor, it might be added, is very gay. Rouch has pointed out that Jaguar does not attempt to reveal the misery and pain of the annual migration, or the boredom of village life in the dry season (eight months of the year) when young men, no longer warriors as in the past, have nothing to do. Few men, in actuality, become "jaguars" in the carefree style of Damoure, Lam, and Illo. For most, the city is a struggle. Yet jaguar is nonetheless a vivid portrayal of the ideal of migration, a fantasy imparted through the improvised actions and spirited commentary of the characters. In this film Rouch has developed a form one might call "ethnographic fantasy," with an authenticity and reality as important, although quite different, from that of Rouch's own monograph on rural migration to Accra
La chasse au lion l'arc by Jean Rouch( Visual )

15 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and French and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ethnographic study which follows an ill-fated band of Niger hunters from the elaborate preparations for lion hunting through the actual kill. Characterizes the hunters as a group apart from their kinsmen; describes the intricacies of brewing poison for the arrows and discusses the passion of the kill. Made during a series of French ethnographic expeditions between 1958 and 1965
Moi, un noir : (Treichville) by Jean Rouch( Visual )

12 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in French and English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic from 1958 by Jean Rouch, one of the pivotal figures in the French New Wave and in the history of ethnographic cinema. An innovative improvised feature film about young men from Niger struggling to survive as immigrant workers in the Ivory Coast city of Abidjan. Another of Rouchs ethno-fictions, MOI, UN NOIR pre-dated most of the key works of the French “New Wave” and was an inspiration for the new movement. It was praised by Godard (The greatest French film since the Liberation) and others and demonstrated what could be done with light-weight camera equipment, improvised action and an informal narrative style. In 1977, Jacques Rivette reflected that Rouch is the force behind all French cinema of the past ten years, although few people realise it
Little by little = petit à petit by Jean Rouch( Visual )

9 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in French and English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic from 1970 by Jean Rouch, one of the pivotal figures in the French New Wave and in the history of ethnographic cinema. An innovative semi-improvised feature film about young men from Niger exploring life in Paris and learning to appreciate traditional values back home. Like Jaguar, and starring the three main actors from that film, Petit a Petit is an exercise in what Rouch called ethno-fiction, an idiosyncratic blend of fiction and observational documentary
Mammy water by Jean Rouch( Visual )

8 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in French and English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic short documentary by Jean Rouch, one of the pivotal figures in the French New Wave and in the history of ethnographic cinema. A film made on the coast of Ghana about the sea, the Surf Boys and the festivals held for the sea gods. This short documentary about the sea along the coast of Ghana has been superbly re-mastered and is visually spectacular. The sea belongs to the water spirits and also to the Surf Boys, fishermen who fight their way through the huge surf to spend one or two days casting nets at sea. In the shadow of the remains of old Portuguese forts along the coast-line, is the town of Shama, a fishing community on the mouth of the Pra River. Here an elaborate ceremony is held to appease the gods of the sea after the death of one of the communitys priestesses. The King of Shama is carried in procession accompanied by much music, dancing and inebriation. After a traditional regatta and animal sacrifice, the sea gods are appeased, and the fishing canoes once again brave the surf, while children play surfing games in safety on the beach. Very different in style from the films for which Rouch became most famous, this beautifully filmed documentary takes a classic form, narrated in detail and tightly structured to convey the wealth of tradition that surrounds the sea and the people who depend upon it for their sustenance
Land without bread = Las hurdes by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

4 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in French and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Luis Buñuel's only documentary, Land without bread (Las Hurdes) is a subversive exploration of an isolated region of Spain too barren to sustain life and the backward struggle of its inhabitants to survive. Shot as a travelogue, what surfaces is an unflinching attack on any establishment that would turn a blind eye to such a pocket of misery. Mixing cold scientific examination with absurdity and tragedy, Land without bread answers the mystifying question of whether one can make a Surrealist documentary, and with Buñuel the anser is yes"--Container
Paris 1900( Visual )

12 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of life in Paris between 1900 and 1914, largely composed of stills from the Cinematheque Francaise
Pierre Braunberger, producteur : cinémamémoire by Pierre Braunberger( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in French and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris 1900 : a re-creation of La belle epoque : 1900-1914( Visual )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies Paris from 1900-1914, using newsreels, early films, and other types of documentation
Le temps du ghetto by Frédéric Rossif( Visual )

6 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frédéric Rossif signe un documentaire bouleversant sur la Shoah et le ghetto de Varsovie, réalisé à partir de films tournés par les Allemands et de témoignages de survivants. Le livre de Georges Bensoussan, qui accompagne le film de Rossif, apporte un éclairage sur l'extermination des Juifs en Europe, et de leur culture. (4e de couv.)
Catch me a spy by Dick Clement( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrej, a smuggler of microfilmed Russian manuscripts, uses the luggage of unsuspecting travelers to transport the contraband out of the country. He unwittingly chooses the bags of a spy to carry out his latest venture, and soon finds himself embroiled in the dangerous world of international intrigue when the man is arrested
Whirlpool of fate by Jean Renoir( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the suspicious death of her father a young girl runs away from her brutal uncle and joins a Gypsy camp
Sur un air de Charleston = Charleston parade( Visual )

6 editions published in 2007 in Undetermined and French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the journey of a man in blackface to a post-Apocalyptic Paris, where he meets a girl who teachers him the Charleston, and they leave together in his spaceship
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Vivre sa vie : film en douze tableaux
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Braunberger, P. 1905-1990

Pierre Braunberger acteur français

Pierre Braunberger actor francés

Pierre Braunberger Frans acteur (1905-1990)

Pierre Braunberger französischer Filmproduzent

Pierre Braunberger French actor

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