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Braunberger, Pierre 1905-1990

Works: 124 works in 422 publications in 5 languages and 4,070 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Short films  History  War films  New wave films  Ethnographic films  Documentary films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Romance films 
Roles: Producer, Actor, Author, pmn, Interviewee, Scenarist, Director, Performer, Film editor, Conceptor
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 )

76 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,281 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 )

38 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in French and Italian and held by 528 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 by Jean Renoir( Visual )

40 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in French and English and held by 340 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 )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in French and held by 310 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 Naked childhood by Maurice Pialat( 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 255 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 211 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 )

13 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in French and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Jean Rouch's classic ethnofictions, the film follows three young Songhay men from Niger-- Lam Ibrahim, Illo Goudel'ize, and the legendary performer Damouré Zika-- on a journey to the Gold Coast (modern day Ghana). Drawing from his own fieldwork on intra-African migration, the results of which he published in the 1956 book Migrations au Ghana, Rouch collaborated with his three subjects on an improvisational narrative. The four filmed the trip in mid-1950s, and reunited a few years later to record the sound, the participants remembering dialogue and making up commentary. The result is a playful film that finds three African men performing an ethnography of their own culture
La chasse au lion l'arc by Jean Rouch( Visual )

12 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and French and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ethnographic study which follows a band of Niger hunters from the elaborate preparations for lion hunting through the actual kill. Lion hunting is reserved by tradition to the Gao, a group of professional hunters, masters of the techniques and rituals of poison-making. The film describes the intricacies of brewing the 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 held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Moi, un noir marked Jean Rouch's break with traditional ethnography and his embrace of the collaborative and improvisatory strategies he called 'shared ethnography' and 'ethnofiction.' The film depicts an ordinary week in the lives of men and women from Niger who have migrated to Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, for work. After a short introduction by Rouch, 'Edward G. Robinson'--Omarou Ganda, who like the film's other subject-collaborators plays himself under the name of a Western movie star--takes over the film's narration, recreating dialogue and providing freewheeling commentary on his experiences. Robinson describes the bitter reality of life in Treichville, a poor inner suburb populated largely by migrants, and his work as a day laborer (bozori) in the ports ... Rouch's stylistic innovations here exerted a profound influence on the French New Wave, and his collaborative process helped bolster the national cinemas of West Africa"--Container
Petit à petit by Jean Rouch( Visual )

7 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in French and English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told with a great deal of charm and humour, the film is another masterpiece by Rouch, exploring social change in Africa. The story centres on the aspirations of a group of young men in the city of Naimey in Niger who have a flourishing import-export company called Petit a Petit. Not to be outdone by a competitor who plans to build a skyscraper, two of the men from Petit a Petit decide to fly to Paris to study high-rise buildings and to observe what use Parisians make of them. In imitation of zethnography" done by white anthropologists in their home country, Tamoure and his friend make their own study of Parisians and their life-style ? measuring their bodies and skulls with calipers, making observations of their clothing and manners, their diet and their cars. They befriend a Senegalese woman (played by Safi Faye who was soon to become a significant filmmaker in Senegal), a Parisian typist and a drunken hobo, and decide to take them all back to Naimey to be part of their life there. The social experiment fails, however, and all three visitors are unhappy and soon leave. Reflecting that travel makes us see too many things, Tamoure decides to abandon his business and his office and return to a more traditional life-style, living in a hut made of bush materials instead of dreaming of a skyscraper
Mammy water by Jean Rouch( Visual )

7 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in French and English and held by 62 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 community?s 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
Paris 1900( Visual )

15 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of life in Paris between 1900 and 1914, largely composed of stills from the Cinematheque Francaise
Land without bread Las hurdes by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

3 editions published between 1932 and 2009 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Montre quelques aspects de la vie des Hurdes, dans les montagnes arides de la Sierra de Gata, en Espagne. Description géographique de la région. Fait ressortir les différents problèmes d'existence auxquels sont confrontés les Hurdes: manque de nourriture, maladies, manque de travail, nécessité de s'expatrier, dégénérescence. Cette situation est mise en rapport avec le poids des traditions religieuses."
Pierre Braunberger, producteur : cinémamémoire by Pierre Braunberger( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in French and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Charlotte et Véronique, ou, Tous les garçons sáppellent Patrick All boys are called Patrick by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

6 editions published between 1960 and 1984 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

College roommates become acquainted with the same ardent Patrick on the same day in separate encounters. Each falls for his line and agrees to a later date with him. They do not realize they have dates with the same Patrick until later, when they see him giving another girl "the rush."
Catch me a spy by Dick Clement( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 10 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
La course de taureaux entraînements, corridas, mises à morts by Pierre Braunberger( Visual )

7 editions published between 1951 and 2005 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce film explique avec ferveur l'art de la corrida et montre à l'oeuvre les plus grands torreros de l'époque moderne : Joselito, Manolete, Dominguin. C'est le film culte des aficionados
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
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Vivre sa vie : film en douze tableaux
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Braunberger, P. 1905-1990

Pierre Braunberger Frans acteur (1905-1990)

Pierre Braunberger französischer Filmproduzent

Pierre Braunberger French actor

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