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Gaumont Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 309 works in 377 publications in 2 languages and 1,610 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  History  Short films  Silent films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Historical films  Film adaptations 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Gaumont Video (Firm)
Gaumont treasures, 1897-1913( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in Undetermined and held by 207 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 104 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
Guy Debord, oeuvres cinématographiques complètes by Guy Debord( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 47 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, 1897-1913( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in Undetermined and held by 43 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
Gaumont treasures, 1897-1913( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in Undetermined and held by 40 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
Gaumont treasures, 1897-1913( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Undetermined and held by 36 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
Gaumont treasures( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 31 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
Gaumont treasures( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jacques Feyder enjoyed a long, fruitful career as director, celebrated for such films as The Kiss (1929, starring Greta Garbo) and Knight Without Armor (1937, with Marlene Dietrich). Feyder cultivated his talents in the 1910s at the Gaumont Studios, where a carefully-curated stable of innovative directors were advancing the artistic finesse of the adolescent art form. In addition to Feyder's sophisticated comedies, this volume showcases a wide variety of other forms, impeccably executed: slapstick (The Long Arm of the Law), realism (The Barges), and experimental film (Feet and Hands). This disc also presents samples of the astounding technical achievements that Gaumont had mastered, years before they became standard practice, such as the Phonoscéne, a synchronized sound process presented to the public via the Chronomégaphone sound-on-disc system."--Container
Gaumont treasures( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On August 17, 1908, history was made at the Théâtre du Gymnase in Paris, when the first pen-and-ink animated film by Emile Cohl had its premiere: Fantasmagoria. It was not the invention of animation. Others, including Emile Reynaud and Stuart Blackton, had experimented with certain techniques, but it was Cohl who dedicated himself to it and expanded the possibilities of the fledgling art form. He explored the effects of various forms of two-dimensional animation, pixillation, puppetry, and double-exposure, occasionally blending live action with animation, paving the way for other innovators--such as Winsor McCay and Walt Disney--who followed in his wake. But Cohl was more than a great technician. His films are infused with his unique personality. His tableaux vivants films, including Crowns and The Living Fan, reveal an affinity for Symbolist art. He was also a member of the 19th-century art rebels known as the Incoherents. As such, Cohl delighted in skewering all varieties of pomp and pretension, with a wit and irreverence that was a significant influence upon the Surrealist movement of the 1920s"--Container
Le Chef( Visual )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A veteran chef who faces off against his restaurant group's new CEO, who wants to the establishment to lose a star from its Michelin rating in order to bring in a younger chef who specializes in molecular gastronomy
Le péril jeune by Cédric Klapisch( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in French and held by 19 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
Je vous trouve très beau by Isabelle Mergault( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 14 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 Romanian young woman from a dating agency
Le cinéma premier. 1897-1913( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 14 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
La chinoise by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 14 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
La conquête = The conquest by Xavier Durringer( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film follows Nicolas Sarkozy's rise to power in France
Alice Guy La première femme cinéaste de l'histoire du cinéma 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
Diplomatie = Diplomacy by Volker Schlöndorff( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A historical drama that depicts the relationship between Dietrich von Choltitz, the German military governor of occupied Paris and Swedish consul-general Raoul Nordling."--IMDb
Milou en mai = May fools by Louis Malle( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Madame Vieuzac has just passed away in her house in Southwestern France, far from the hue and cry of Paris in May, 1968. Her son, Milou, who has always lived with his mother, summons the rest of the family for the funeral. Children and grand-children of the dear departed are delighted or displeased to find themselves together again. But the "events" happening in Paris catch up with them : the grave - diggers are on strike and the funeral cannot be held."--Unifrance website
 
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French (20)

English (4)