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Franju, Georges 1912-1987

Overview
Works: 147 works in 514 publications in 8 languages and 3,454 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Short films  Silent films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Horror films  Film adaptations  Mad scientist films  Documentary films  Trick films  History 
Roles: Director, Author, Restager , Scenarist, Film editor, Interviewee, Performer, Dedicatee, Composer, Musician, Adapter, Commentator, Creator, fmd, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PN1995.9.F67, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Georges Franju
Les yeux sans visage Eyes without a face by Georges Franju( Visual )

104 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Due to his reckless driving, a brilliant plastic surgeon, Dr. Genessier is responsible for disfiguring his beautiful daughter. Guilt-ridden, he resolves to fashion a new face for his daughter by grafting skin tissue from unsuspecting female patients with similar molecular structures. His devoted assistant, Louise, searches Paris for girls who resemble Christiane and lures them back to Genessier's sanitorium where they are held captive. After several failed attempts, the doctor temporarily restores Christiane's face. Unfortunately, the epidermis deteriorates at an alarming rate. Christiane seeks revenge by murdering Louise and unleashing the dogs her father had intended for experimentation. The mad canines tear off Genessier's face, while Christiane, still faceless, wanders into the night
Georges Méliès : first wizard of cinema (1896-1913) by Georges Méliès( Visual )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arranged in chronological order, this comprehensive thirteen hour collection gathers for the first time nearly all surviving films of Georges Méliès from his first (Card party, 1896) to his last (The voyage of the Bouririchon Family, 1913), bracketing more than 170 others. Beautiful new music has been prepared by ten leading practitioners of silent film accompaniment
Judex a serial in twelve episodes by Georges Franju( Visual )

36 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franju's loving tribute to the silent serials of Louis Feuillade recounts the mysterious adventures of Judex as he rights wrongs and protects the innocent from the manipulations of larcenous banker Farraux
Le sang des bêtes The blood of the beasts by Georges Franju( Visual )

26 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franju's first film, a study of the Paris slaughterhouses, interweaves elements of realism, lyricism and a few surrealistic touches. The ritualistic aspects of the abbatoirs combined with the exposed atrocities of World War II to serve as a commentary on urban life and by extension, the human condition. Death is omnipresent beneath the surface of everyday activity
Le Grand Melies by Georges Franju( Visual )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A docudrama of the life of the pioneering French cinematographer Méliès, containing parts of his films
La Nouvelle Vague par elle-même The New Wave by itself by Robert Valey( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in French and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French film directors discuss how the post-war film movement in France attempted to revitalize cinema. Includes film clips from some of their most important works
La tête contre les murs Head against the wall by Georges Franju( Visual )

20 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to get rid of his troublesome son François, Maître Gérane manages to have him committed to a mental hospital owned by Dr. Varmont, a supporter of traditional treatments, in constant conflict with Dr. Emery, whose therapy takes the psychology of patients into account. François soon makes friends with Heurtevent, a sweet epileptic, and both decide to escape from the place. Their attempt is a failure and Heurtevent, unable to get over what he considers a return to hell, commits suicide. But rebellious François tries again and this time around he is successful. He finds shelter at his friend Stephanie's home
Judex Nuits rouges by Georges Franju( Visual )

9 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in French and English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judex: A masked avenger trys to bring a banker to justice
La forme courte 7 films by Jacques Rozier( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Méliès le cinémagicien by Georges Méliès( Visual )

6 editions published in 2008 in French and English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tribute to the pioneering magician of the cinema opens with Georges Franju's docudrama, Le Grand Mélies, which shows the beginning of his career, followed by recordings of some of his most popular films
De Marey à Renoir : trésors de la cinémathèque française 1882-1939 by Georges Franju( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thérèse by Claude Miller( Visual )

9 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in French and German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman, acquitted of having attempted to murder her husband, attempts to analyse her motives and her attitude towards him
Georges Franju by Gabriel Vialle( Book )

14 editions published between 1967 and 1977 in French and Undetermined and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georges Méliès, first wizard of cinema by Georges Méliès( Visual )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of rare and rediscovered original films by Georges Méliès. This disc opens with a biographical film about Georges Méliès followed by a collection of his films produced between 1896-1898. Melies, a successful magician, began investigating film as a medium of trickery in 1896. Through inventive optical effects and elaborate sets and props, he discovered how to make objects and people appear, disappear and grow larger and smaller. While best known for his fantastic tales, Melies also produced witty advertising films and re-stagings of actual events
Impressions et aveux by Marie-Magdeleine Brumagne( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georges Méliès, first wizard of cinema (1896-1913)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set contains 173 rare and rediscovered original films by Méliès, produced from 1896-1913
Nuits rouges by Georges Franju( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in French and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A masked criminal goes in search of the treasure of the Knights Templar
La tête contre les murs, roman by Hervé Bazin( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragic story of the unstable son of a French provincial magistrate
Judex : grand roman historique by Arthur Bernède( Book )

6 editions published between 1963 and 1984 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1917, silent film director Louis Feuillade and writer Arthur Bernède created the character of a mysterious avenger, wearing a slouch hat and a dark cloak -- Judex! His name means "Judge," and he has sworn to mercilessly punish criminals! Judex appears and disappears like a living shadow. Trained by the vindictive Woman in Black, he is a master of disguise and an excellent fighter. His loyal followers include a female athlete, a reformed ex-convict and a pack of vicious bloodhounds. Beneath the ruins of a castle is his secret lair, where he interrogates his prisoners through a "television" screen. His nemesis is Favraux, a corrupt banker who has left a trail of ruin and misery in his wake. In this epic saga, Judex not only challenges Favraux, but also the evil Diana Monti, Favraux's fiancée who is as ruthless and powerful as he is. But as our hero struggles against the villains, he falls in love with Favraux's daughter, the beautiful, innocent Jacqueline ... - from Amazon
Georges Franju, le visionnaire by André S Labarthe( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in French and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En réunissant six entrevues accordées par Georges Franju entre 1964 et 1987 soit un laps de temps qui recouvre une partie importante de la carrière du cinéaste André S. Labarthe fait part de la difficulté de composer un tel document pour approcher l'homme et sa filmographie. D'autant que le film mêle le cadre varié des différentes interviews et quelques extraits de films
 
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Les yeux sans visage Eyes without a face
Alternative Names
Georges Franju Frans filmregisseur (1912-1987)

Georges Franju französischer Filmregisseur

Georges Franju French filmmaker

Georges Franju regista francese

Жорж Франжю

Франжю, Жорж

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ژرژ فرانژو فیلمنامه‌نویس و کارگردان فرانسوی

ジョルジュ・フランジュ

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