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Gaumont Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 259 works in 294 publications in 2 languages and 1,247 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Romantic comedy films  Comedy films  Interviews  Silent films  Documentary films  Fiction 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1995.9.Y6, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Gaumont Video (Firm)
Gaumont treasures, 1897-1913 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in Undetermined and held by 182 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 93 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 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
Histoire(s) du cinéma by Jean-Luc Godard ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An extraordinary look at motion pictures as seen through the eyes of the reknowned filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard, who transformed the face of cinema with his prolific, influential, and revolutionary body of work, which includes such classics as Breathless, Weekend, and Contempt. Consisting of eight episodes made over a period of ten years, the series covers a wide range of topics, from the birth of cinema to Italian neo-realism to Hollywood and beyond
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. 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 )
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. 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 27 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 27 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 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Short films that explore 2 dimensional animation, puppetry, etc. with some occational live action
Alice Guy by Alice Guy ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in French and Undetermined and held by 15 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 14 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
Le péril jeune by Cédric Klapisch ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in French and held by 13 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 before 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 the French youth in the middle of the seventies is revealed
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 Romanian young woman from a dating agency
Van Gogh by Maurice Pialat ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A portrait of artist Vincent Van Gogh's final days, revealing his mad genius and dark sensuality
L'enfance nue 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
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
Le cinéma premier. 1897-1913 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 10 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 conquête by Xavier Durringer ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Film follows Nicolas Sarkozy's rise to power in France
Louis Feuillade by Louis Feuillade ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Undetermined and French and held by 9 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
 
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Languages
French (18)
English (4)