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Overview
Works: 698 works in 947 publications in 2 languages and 8,259 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Drama  Science fiction films  Disaster films  History  Fiction  Science fiction  Comedy films 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by France télévisions distribution
Melancholia by Lars von Trier( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Michael (Alexander Skarsgåard) celebrate their marriage at a sumptuous party in the home of Justine's sister Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg), and brother-in-law John (Kiefer Sutherland). Despite Claire's best efforts, the wedding is a fiasco with family tensions mounting and relationships fraying. Meanwhile, a planet called Melancholia is heading directly towards Earth threatening the very existence of humankind"--Container
Les Precieuses ridicules( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in French and English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gorgibus, a provincial bourgeois, moves to Paris in the hopes of marrying his daughter and niece to a pair of young men of good families. Unfortunately, Magdelon and Cathos, enamored of the affectations of Parisian society, reject their suitors for lacking the flamboyant manners they so adore. In retaliation, the suitors pass off their valets as highly fashionable noblemen, who succeed in infatuating the snobbish young ladies-and when the subterfuge is revealed, their mortification is complete. This play was Moliere's first comedy of manners. Directed by Georges Bensoussan
Manga world( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in Japan, this program pushes beyond the stereotypes to objectively examine the history of manga, how manga are drawn, and manga's influence on Japanese life as illustrated by cosplay bars, where people dress up as their favorite characters; manga kissa, 24/7 manga cafes; and Comicket, the twice-annual comics market that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors. The program also introduces viewers to a cross-section of mangaka icons: Vagabond creator Takehiko Inoue; Naoki Urasawa, author of The Pushman and Other Stories; Jiro Taniguchi; Yoshihiro Tatsumi; and Kan Takahama
Illuminating the night( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What do Piero della Francesca's Dream of Constantine and Edward Hopper's Summer Evening have in common with the films The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and The Night of the Hunter? This program analyzes the lights that illuminate the night-from candles and street lights, to the moon, to Ingo Maurer's hologram of a neon-rendered light bulb-and the way artists make use of them to create revealing contrasts and to direct the viewer's gaze. Technical aspects of light manipulation in the visual arts such as the use of chiaroscuro and sfumato in painting and the creation of cinematic night effects by underexposing film are considered as well
The Dead and the dying( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expressing a dead body, wrote Leon Baptista Alberti, in 1435, "is one of the most difficult things in the world." This program examines the portrayal of death in art, from ancient times to the post-World War II era. Sarcophagi, paintings, sculptures, funerary statuary, news photos, cinema, mixed media, and a living pieta reveal the intricacies and nuances of rendering incidents of natural, accidental, and violent death, including Jesus' crucifixion. The impacts of Christianity on modern figurative painting and of historical watersheds such as the First World War and the Holocaust on old notions of death are explored as well
Double vision( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the multiple perspectives in Jan van Eyck's The Arnolfini Marriage to the multiple soup cans of Andy Warhol, Western art abounds with examples of "double vision." This program looks first at duplication within works of art via mirrors, naturally reflective surfaces, and shadows and then at stylized repetition, whether it be through patterns integral to a work or through patterns that in themselves constitute the work. More esoteric aspects, such as implied and distorted reflections, the otherness of reflected images, the weightiness of shadows, the fear-inducing quality of doubled images, and repeating as a means of progressing, are also addressed
The Cityscape( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When artists worked in the service of the state, they glorified their cities and gave them imposing facades. But as the place of artists in society has matured over the centuries, artistic expression has became increasingly more penetrating. Beginning with the Renaissance, this program describes how visual artists have represented, deconstructed, and reconstructed the cityscape as they dealt with issues of spatial perspective, the delineation of public and private spaces, the depiction of city-dwellers singly and in groups, the portrayal of utopias and dystopias, and the distillation of the city into its most dynamic component: its rhythm
Metamorphoses of the body( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physical metamorphosis as a theme in painting, sculpture, photography, and cinema reveals an ongoing fascination with all manner of transformations and distortions of the human form. Ranging from classical to modern times, this program presents zoomorphism; hybrids from mythology, the hells of Hieronymus Bosch, and the caricatures of Granville; "botanomorphism," people as plants; treatments of body as landscape and landscape as body; the personification of genitalia; digital manipulation of images, to model bizarre new races of people; and engineered beings such as Frankenstein-type creatures and cyborgs
Women bathing( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with the classical and biblical subjects of Diana, Susannah, and Bathsheba, this program discusses female nudity as it relates to the act of bathing. Depicted as a chaste ritual, a sensual invitation, and a terrifying opportunity for violence, the act of bathing is deconstructed and scrutinized from an artistic point of view. Topics include the inherent dramatic tension of nudity; the thematic provocation of the gaze, as when a character in a painting looks at a bather or when a bather looks out at a viewer; the concealing and revealing of the body with wraps and towels; and the power of actions both mundane and symbolic, such as the combing of hair. Contains nudity
The Window( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If, since the beginning of the Renaissance, art has never stopped inventing new figurative scenarios based on the window, it is because the window is so closely associated with two fundamental elements of painting itself: light and the frame. This program contemplates the use of the window as a passage between the indoor and outdoor worlds. Topics include landscape, in the form of a veduta, or view; light, as illumination or metaphor; glass, transparent or made opaque; and objects and figures, as bridges between interior and exterior. The window as anti-veduta is also considered, as are cinematic and photographic analogs to the veduta
Slumber( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is it about slumber that has beguiled artists and viewers alike, down through the centuries? This program focuses mainly on depictions of sleeping women-clothed, partially bared, and totally nude-in paintings, sculptures, engravings, art photos, and film, from the medieval period to mid-20th century. Topics include the latent eroticism and voyeurism inherent in such subject matter, symbolism such as entanglement in bedding, the use of veils as backdrops and of curtains as dividers, the concept of sleep as a form of betrayal, and the technical challenge of depicting a dreamer and a dream within the same artistic space
Le Misanthrope( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having lost all patience with the flattery and hypocrisy of fashionable society, Alceste has vowed to speak and act only with complete sincerity. Paradoxically, he falls in love with the epitome of all that he despises: the cruel coquette Celimene. Disgusted by his loss in a lawsuit in which justice was on his side, Alceste resolves to abandon society once and for all, and asks Celimene to accompany him. Unfortunately, she is more in love with her frivolous lifestyle than with him. Alceste departs alone. (French, 2 parts, 80 minutes and 61 minutes)
The Painter's studio : art workshop, art laboratory( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While they allow the viewer into the artist's workshop, paintings of the painter's studio are always a stylized portrayal where what is not shown is just as important as what is. This program surveys a number of examples of this classic theme, drawing attention to some of the different approaches artists have used to convey the space in which they work
Landscape as backdrop( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

According to some, the concept of landscape originated with the painters of northern Europe and their use of light-a light that models objects and creates successive planes that draw the eye into the distance. This program traces the evolution of the landscape in art, from its function as a stylized setting to its employment as a realistic part of a scene, and the technical challenges of depicting a landscape's constituent parts. Paintings, film clips, and photographs show how visual devices such as gardens and estrades are used to separate foreground and background and how the artistic tension is resolved between landscapes and the humans that often inhabit them
Perception : theories( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carried in the womb, carried by their parents, and, finally, carried by their own two feet, children are continuously absorbing the stimuli of their world. In this program, mothers and fathers and a wide range of specialists provide insights into the stages of perception experienced in the first three years of life. Topics related to the perception process include parental roles in child-raising, the daily interactions that mold the physiology of the infant brain, the effect of a child's sex on parental expectations and societal acceptance, and enculturation through naming and ceremonies. Not available in French-speaking Canada
Métisse = Café au lait by Mathieu Kassovitz( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in French and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bursting with laughs and romance, the film follows a West Indian beauty as she confronts her two lovers with her impending motherhood
L'Impromptu de Versailles( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under the pretext of holding an improvised rehearsal at Versailles, Moliere gathers his actors and attempts to explain his conception of drama while defining the poetics of a rigorous and innovative dramatic art-and in the process settles some accounts with the troupe of the Hotel de Bourgogne. This play, along with La Critique de L'Ecole des Femmes, served as Moliere's response to the severe criticism of his L'Ecole des Femmes. Directed by Georges Bensoussan
Tartuffe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the religious charlatan Tartuffe insinuates himself into the household of the wealthy but credulous Orgon, it is not long before he takes over, acquiring the deed to the property, disinheriting Orgon's son, and becoming betrothed to Orgon's daughter. But when clever Elmire, Orgon's wife, trips up the imposter, Orgon throws him out-only to find himself arrested and his family evicted instead. A last-minute intervention by the King restores order and metes out justice. This play was suppressed twice before permission was given to perform it freely. Directed by Georges Bensoussan
Le Mariage force( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sganarelle is a wealthy man of sixty-four who proposes to Dorimene, a flirtatious young woman in her teens. But as second thoughts assail him, he consults with his friend Geronimo, a couple of philosophers, and even a pair of fortune-tellers. Convinced that he will become the butt of marital infidelity, he struggles to break off the engagement-until Dorimene's brother gives him a sound beating, which persuades him to finish what he has started
L'Ecole des femmes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fearful of falling victim to marital infidelity, bachelor Arnolphe schemes to marry his guileless young ward, Agnes, whom he has had raised in a convent specifically to be his model wife. However, his naive plan is spoiled when Agnes runs away with Horace-a fact that Arnolphe learns when Horace unwittingly asks him to conceal her at his home. Before Arnolphe can react, it is revealed that Agnes' wealthy father has formally arranged her marriage to Horace, dashing his hopes forever. This play-Moliere's greatest commercial success-drew heavy attacks for supposed moral and literary flaws
 
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English (15)

French (8)