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Braunberger, Pierre 1905-1990

Overview
Works: 141 works in 355 publications in 3 languages and 3,383 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Personal narratives  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Interviews 
Roles: Producer, Actor, Interviewee, Scenarist, Performer, Film editor, Director, Conceptor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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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 )
58 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in French and English and held by 1,280 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 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows Nana, a young Parisian who aspires to be an actress, but a downward spiral forces her into prostitution
L'enfance nue Naked childhood ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 275 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 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Whirlpool of fate: after the suspicious death of her father a young girl runs away from her brutal uncle and joins a gypsy camp
Les Maîtres fous by Jean Rouch ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in English and French and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film documents the annual ceremony of the Hauku cult, a religious movement which was widespread in Niger and Ghana from the 1920's to the 1950's
Jaguar ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in French and held by 113 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
Vivre sa vie Film en douze tableaux = My life to live : a film in twelve scenes ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in French and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of Nana, a young mother who leaves her family behind to pursue an acting career, but instead slips into a life of prostitution on the streets of Paris
Vivre sa vie film en douze tableaux by Jean-Luc Godard ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in French and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows Nana, a young Parisian who aspires to be an actress, but a downward spiral forces her into prostitution
Paris 1900 a recreation of La belle epoque 1900-1914 ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1948 and 1998 in English and French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A chronicle of life in Paris between 1900 and 1914, largely composed of stills from the Cinematheque Francaise
Le silence de la mer by Jean-Pierre Melville ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in French and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in occupied France during World War II, an old man and his niece are forced to endure the presence of a Nazi officer in their house in a small village. Vowing never to speak to the invader, the couple listen in silence as the officer pours out his ideas and feelings about music, war and his love of France
Petit à petit by Jean Rouch ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in French and English and held by 52 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
Moi, un noir : (Treichville) by Jean Rouch ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in French and English and held by 51 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
Mammy water ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in French and English and held by 41 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
La chasse au lion l'arc ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shot over a period of seven years (1958-1965), the film is a documentation of lion hunting, using bows and arrows, among the Fula and Songhay people of Niger, and the social structure that underlies it
La chasse au lion a la̓rc un film ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 30 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
Terre sans pain by Luis Buñuel ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1932 and 2009 in French and held by 29 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
My life to live a film in twelve episodes ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1962 and 1991 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of Nana, a Parisian prostitute
La chasse au lion a l'arc by Jean Rouch ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1965 and 2000 in English and French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An ethnographic study of the Fulani people, nomads who live with their herds on the boundaries of Niger and Mali and the Gao people, lion hunters who use bow and arrow to kill their prey
Pierre Braunberger, producteur : cinémamémoire by Pierre Braunberger ( Book )
5 editions published in 1987 in French and Undetermined and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Partie de campagne A day in the country by Jean Renoir ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Parisian merchant takes his wife, his daughter, Henriette, and her fiancé for a Sunday excursion into the country. There the mother and daughter meet two men who take them up the river and seduce them
 
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Braunberger, P. 1905-1990
ブロンベルジェ, ピエール
Languages
French (147)
English (36)
Japanese (2)
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