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Braunberger, Pierre 1905-1990

Overview
Works: 165 works in 433 publications in 4 languages and 4,211 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Short films  History  War films  New wave films  Ethnographic films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Documentary films  Romance films 
Roles: Producer, Actor, Author, pmn, Interviewee, Scenarist, Director, Performer, Film editor, Conceptor, fmd
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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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 )

73 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,260 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( Visual )

2 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in French and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Nana, a young Parisian who aspires to be an actress, but a downward spiral forces her into prostitution
Partie de campagne = A day in the country by Jean Renoir( Visual )

32 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in French and English and held by 328 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 )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in French and held by 326 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 286 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 )

2 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 256 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 )

19 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in English and French and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed it 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 )

14 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in French and English and held by 149 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
Vivre sa vie by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

30 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in French and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Nana, a young Parisian who aspires to be an actress, but a downward spiral forces her into prostitution
La chasse au lion l'arc by Jean Rouch( Visual )

13 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and French and held by 125 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
Moi, un noir : (Treichville) by Jean Rouch( Visual )

9 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in French and English and held by 86 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 )

6 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in French and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic ethnofiction 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 à Petit is an exercise in what Rouch called ethno-fiction, an idiosyncratic blend of fiction and observational documentary
Mammy water by Jean Rouch( Visual )

5 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in French and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of a fishing village, Shama, Ghana, on the Gulf of Guinea, as filmed in 1953 and 1954. The success of the fishermen is governed by water spirits ("Mammy water") which are honored with ceremonies and offerings to the sea
Les maîtres fous( Visual )

3 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in English and held by 64 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
Partie de campagne = Day in the country( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 41 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
Paris 1900( Visual )

12 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 38 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 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terre sans pain by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bunuel's only documentary depicts Las Hurdes: an isolated, impoverished Spanish community. Houses have no windows and most of its 6,000 inhabitants have never eaten bread. The only water sources are mosquito-filled creeks. Malnutrition and lack of hygiene are responsible for diseases, while intermarriage and incest results in retardation and dwarfism. Most of the townspeople will eat, sleep, and die in the same room and the Church is the centre of their lives. Las Hurdes reprises the director's fascination with human cruelty and the corruption of the Catholic Church. Bunuel allows the images to speak for themselves, with unflinching commentary by poet Pierre Unik as an adjunct. The film was immediately banned in Spain"--Container
Paris 1900 : a re-creation of La belle epoque : 1900-1914( Visual )

in English and held by 14 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 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grand spécialiste du film de montage historique, Frédéric Rossif évoque l'histoire du ghetto juif de Varsovie, depuis sa création jusqu'à la sanglante répression de 1943. Un classique du documentaire, réalisé à partir de films et d'images d'archives pris par les Allemands. Une grande leçon d'histoire
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Vivre sa vie : film en douze tableauxVivre sa vie
Alternative Names
Braunberger, P. 1905-1990

Pierre Braunberger Frans acteur (1905-1990)

Pierre Braunberger französischer Filmproduzent

Pierre Braunberger French actor

Пьер Бронберже

Պիեռ Բրաունբերգեր

ピエール・ブロンベルジェ

ブロンベルジェ, ピエール

Languages
French (207)

English (37)

German (3)

Japanese (2)

Covers
Vivre sa vie