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Gaumont Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 283 works in 340 publications in 2 languages and 1,502 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  History  Short films  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Silent films  Spy films  Parody films  Biographical films 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gaumont Video (Firm)
Gaumont treasures, 1897-1913( Visual )

7 editions published in 2009 in Undetermined and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection looks at three pioneering French filmmakers from the Gaumont studio, Alice Guy, Louis Feuillade and Léonce Perret, with both extensive examples of their work, and short biographies (in the cases of Feuillade and Perret)
Gaumont treasures( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over ten hours of films survey the short works of three pioneering French filmmakers from the Gaumont studio, including Emile Cohl, Jean Durand, and Jacques Feyder
Histoire(s) du cinéma by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean-Luc Godard's Histoire(s) du cinema - as TV series/video essay - was made for Canal+, ARTE and Gaumont, from 1988 to 1998. The work subdivides into four chapters of two parts each. A combination of music and images creates Jean-Luc Godard's interpretation of the history of cinema
Guy Debord, oeuvres cinématographiques complètes by Guy Debord( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being withheld from circulation for 17 years, all of Guy Debord's films were screened at the 2001 Venice Film Festival and it was announced that they would all be made generally available again. Debord's films attempt to account for the spiritually debilitating alienation of both the private and public spheres of everyday life by the forces of market capitalism in Europe after World War II. Hurlements en faveur de Sade is an experimental film consisting mainly of a black or white screen with occasional voice over. Sur le passage de quelques personnes à travers une assez courte unité de temps and Critique de la séparation are short films. La société du spectacle is a critique of capitalism, and is followed by Debord's response to reactions to the film. In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni is a critique of consumerism. The last title combines a blankly ironic exploration of the spectacle of French television with some personal notes on Debord's life and his friends
Gaumont treasures( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short films by various filmmakers in the early 20th century
Gaumont treasures( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short films that explore 2 dimensional animation, puppetry, etc. with some occational live action
Gaumont treasures( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between the years 1904 and 1914, Jean Durand was considered one of the masters of the form, both for the quality of his films and the wider influence he had upon film style. He joined Gaumont in 1911 and there he directed some 168 films, specializing in comedies and adventure dramas (including a number of especially fascinating American-style Westerns, shot on the wetlands of southeastern France). While at Gaumont, Durand assembled a bestiary of supporting players and delighted in introducing elephans, lions, camels, snakes, and dogs into his farces and thrillers. Frequently menaced by the more deadly varieties was Durand's wife and leading lady Berthe Dagmar. Durand also commanded a squadron of acrobatic actors--known simply as Les Pouittes--who specialized in the comic destruction of bourgeois interiors, but who just as effectively served as the cowboys and Indians with which Durand populated his Wild West landscapes."--Container
OSS 117 Rio ne répond plus by Michel Hazanavicius( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The best, if not the brightest French intelligence officer, Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, returns! He may be older, but Hubert, aka OSS 117, is none the wiser... The year is now 1967 and OSS117 has been sent on a mission to Rio de Janeiro, to find a former high-ranking Nazi who went into exile in South America after the war. 117 is wryly amused to learn that he has been given a partner, Mossad agent Monot, who, while certainl;y attractive and intyelligent is also a woman! As the two spies journey across the picturesque Brazilian landscape, the question remains: will 117 be able to keep his sexism, antiSemitism and libido in check so he can catch the crook and get the girl? Set to the strains of bossa nova, this calypso caper is one part Austin Powers served shaken, not stirred." --Container
Le péril jeune by Cédric Klapisch( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years after their Upper Sixth, Bruno, Momo, Leon and Alain meet together in the waiting room of a maternity hospital. The father of the awaited baby is Tomasi, their best friend at that time, who died one month ago due to an overdose. They remember their teens, their laughs, their dreams, their stupid pranks. Through the pasts of the five main characters, a description of French youth during the 1970's is revealed
Le Chef( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacky Bonnot, 32, "Mozart of cuisine" with a definite but misunderstood talent, dreams of success and a fine restaurant. His financial situation forces him to accept low-end jobs; then he crosses paths with the legendary chef Alexandre Lagarde, who is under pressure from the company that owns his restaurants
Le cinéma premier. 1897-1913( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly 100 films; gives an overview of the production of the Gaumont firm before World War I, featuring three pioneering directors: Alice Guy, Louis Feuillade, and Léonce Perret
Alice Guy by Alice Guy( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Undetermined and French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection looks at pioneering French filmmakers from the Gaumont studio, with extensive examples of their work. Few individual artists have exerted as profound an influence upon the evolution of cinema as Alice Guy (later known as Guy-Blaché). With this collection of more than 60 films, culled from the world's leading archives and carefully mastered, Guy may no longer be seen as a "woman filmmaker." These films, produced by Guy for Gaumont before she moved to the U.S., reveal her to be an unqualified pioneer of motion pictures
A nos amours by Maurice Pialat( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fifteen-year-old Parisian girl embarks on a sexual rampage in an effort to separate herself from her overbearing father, ineffectual mother, and brutish brother
Je vous trouve très beau by Isabelle Mergault( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Farmer Aymé Pigrenet is looking for a girl to help him out on the farm after his wife dies. He chooses a young Romanian woman from a dating agency
La conquête The conquest by Xavier Durringer( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film follows Nicolas Sarkozy's rise to power in France
Léonce Perret by Léonce Perret( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Undetermined and French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection looks at pioneering French filmmakers from the Gaumont studio, with extensive examples of their work. Until now, the films of Léonce Perret have been virtually unseen in the United States, yet he was a hugely influential figure in the growth of the French film industry. As an actor, he appeared in more than 100 films from 1909 to 1916, including the long-running series of "Léonce" comedies. But his greater contribution was as a director who set the standard to which other French filmmakers aspired. His films had a technical mastery and aesthetic grace that allowed them to reveal subtleties of character and meaning
Louis Feuillade by Louis Feuillade( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Undetermined and French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection looks at pioneering French filmmakers from the Gaumont studio, with extensive examples of their work. Best remembered today for his espionage serials Les Vampires and Fantômas, Louis Feuillade had a more varied and profound influence upon French cinema than many of his followers realize. For more than a decade, he was the artistic director at Gaumont, encouraging the rise of such filmmakers as Abel Gance and Léonce Perret. This collection of films offers a wider view of Feuillade's directorial efforts -- but, admittedly, it is only a small portion of the nearly 800 films he is believed to have directed
La chinoise by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris, 1967. Disillusioned by their suburban lifestyles, a group of middle-class students, led by Guillaume and Véronique, form a small Maoist cell and plan to change the world by any means necessary. After studying the growth of communism in China, the students decide they must use terrorism and violence to ignite their own revolution
Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble by Maurice Pialat( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This drama examines the final period of a long and ultimately unhappy affair. Married to Francoise, Jean is an unpleasant and domineering man who has had a connection with Catherine for six years. Distressed Catherine takes refuge with her grandmother
L'enfance nue Naked childhood by Maurice Pialat( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a ten-year old boy who acts out in cruel ways, such as torturing a cat. He is sent to live with an older couple who also take care of a fifteen-year old boy
 
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Languages
French (26)

English (4)