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Braunberger, Pierre 1905-1990

Works: 131 works in 471 publications in 4 languages and 4,390 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Short films  Documentary films  History  Ethnographic films  War films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Nonfiction films  Romance films 
Roles: Producer, Actor, Author, pmn, Interviewee, Scenarist, Director, Publisher, Film editor, Performer, fmd, fmp, 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 )

81 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,255 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 )

42 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in French and held by 564 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 )

41 editions published between 1931 and 2016 in French and English and held by 396 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 )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in French and held by 339 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
Jean Renoir( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 269 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 )

24 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in English and French and held by 231 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 159 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 )

16 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and French and held by 138 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 )

12 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in French and English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moi, un Noir is set in Treichville, an inner suburb of Abidjan, on the Ivory Coast, where young, unskilled men gather in search of work. In an opening sequence narrated by Rouch himself, he talks about the flood of unemployed youth as one of the sicknesses of the new African towns. He explains that he spent six months following a group of young immigrant men from Niger, 2,000 km away from their home, making this film in collaboration with them: I proposed that we make a film together. They would play their own role with no restrictions on what they wanted to do or say. Narrated largely by one young man nicknamed Edward G. Robinson (played by Oumarou Ganda) as he watches the edited footage, the film expresses his constant “sadness” as he searches vainly for a decent job, a decent lifestyle and a woman he can love
Little by little = petit à petit by Jean Rouch( Visual )

10 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in French and English and held by 96 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 )

8 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in French and English and held by 82 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 46 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
Eight films by Jean Rouch( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jean Rouch was an inspiration for the French New Wave, and a revolutionary force in ethnography and the study of Africa. Beginning in 1955 with his most controversial film The Mad Masters, through 1969's darkly comic Little by Little, these films represent the most sustained flourishing of Rouch's practice of "shared anthropology," a process of collaboration with his subjects. Astonishing on their own terms, now restored and released for the first time, Eight films by Jean Rouch is essential for anyone interested in better understanding the development of ethnography and the cross-currents of colonialism and post-colonial social change in Africa, as well as documentary film practice, film history, and world cinema as a whole. Included in this box set are eight newly restored films on four discs, a 24-page booklet with two essays about Rouch and his methodology, and a new documentary about Rouch, his films, and his influence on African cinema, Jean Rouch, "the Adventurous filmmaker" -- Icarus Films website
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 26 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 9 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 : suivi de Calendrier et Souvenirs taurins by Michel Leiris( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shinema memowāru by Pierre Braunberger( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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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