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Franju, Georges 1912-1987

Overview
Works: 185 works in 449 publications in 8 languages and 3,166 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Film adaptations  Interviews  Biography  Silent films  Fantasy films  Trick films  Short films 
Roles: Director, Scenarist, Film editor, Performer, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Creator, Commentator, Adapter, Composer, Contributor, Editor, Other
Classifications: PN1998.A3, 791.4372
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Les yeux sans visage Eyes without a face by Georges Franju ( Visual )
53 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A plastic surgeon, holed up in a Paris mansion, is obsessively slicing off the faces of kidnapped women and grafting the flayed skin onto the rotting countenance of his beloved young daughter, disfigured in an automobile accident
Georges Méliès first wizard of cinema (1896-1913) by Georges Méliès ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Multiple languages and held by 314 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 by Louis Feuillade ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this crime melodrama, Franju pays homage to early French cinema, particularly the work of pioneer director Louis Feuillade. Indeed, the film takes its title from Feuillade's 1916 serial of the same name. Favraux, a wicked banker, is warned by super detective Judex that unless he reforms he will be punished. Judex kidnaps Favraux at a masked ball and while disguised as the banker's elderly secretary, informs the banker's daughter Jacqueline about her father's immoral dealings. She reacts promptly by renouncing her inheritance. Diana Monti is a governess-cum-mistress of disguise in love with Favraux but having an affair with Morales. Her plan to cheat Jacqueline out of her inheritance is foiled. Monti kills her lover and herself. Favraux, too, commits suicide leaving Judex and Jacqueline to marry. Franju's film is noteworthy for its stark black and white cinematography and for its use of silent film conventions like irises and intertitles. The casting of a real magician in the title role complements the film's surreal mood. (Circulates)
Le sang des bêtes The blood of the beasts ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in French and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A powerfully realistic and poetic documentary of the Paris slaughterhouses
Le Grand Melies by Georges Franju ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 70 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 Valley ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in French and held by 66 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
Eyes without a face Les yeux sans visage by Georges Franju ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A plastic surgeon, holed up in a Paris mansion, is obsessively slicing off the faces of kidnapped women and grafting the flayed skin onto the rotting countenance of his beloved young daughter, disfigured in an automobile accident
Judex Nuits rouges by Georges Franju ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in French and English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nuits rouge: Shadowman hunts for the treasure of the Knights Templar
La forme courte 7 films by Jacques Rozier ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La tête contre les murs Head against the wall by Georges Franju ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in French and English and held by 29 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
Georges Méliès 30 chefs-d'oeuvre de Georges Méliès remasterisés tournés entre 1896 et 1912 by Georges Méliès ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
29 short silent films conceived, directed, designed and often starred in them by Georges Méliès (disc 1). Bonus disc presents a documentary dealing with the life of French filmmaker and his contributions to the development of motion pictures and special effects photography
Blood of the beasts [Le sang des betes] ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1949 and 2002 in French and English and held by 19 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
Thérèse Desqueyroux by Georges Franju ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in French and German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A woman, acquitted of having attempted to murder her husband, attempts to analyse her motives and her attitude towards him
Méliès le cinémagicien by Georges Méliès ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Méliès le cinémagicien: This film recreates the life and work of Georges Méliès, who created over 500 silent films between 1898 and 1912. He is recognized as a pioneer in the development of special effects, trick photography, and newsreels. Le grand Méliès: In 1928, elderly Georges Méliès was found working at a toy stand in a Paris train station, his fame and fortune having deserted him. This documentary retraces his career through interviews with his friends, family, and colleagues. Quinze films de Georges Méliès is a collection of 15 of his best known fantasy films
De Marey à Renoir : trésors de la cinémathèque française 1882-1939 by Georges Franju ( Book )
3 editions published in 1982 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
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
Georges Méliès le premier magicien du cinéma (1896-1913) by Georges Méliès ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in French and English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Indiqué sur la jaquette : "Cette collection monumentale rassemble la presque totalité des films conservés de Georges Méliès, du premier "Partie de cartes" (1896) au dernier, "Le voyage de la famille Bourrichon" (1913)". Les films de Méliès sont un enchantement pour tous les âges. Plus qu'un pionnier, il demeure le maître absolu de la fantaisie et du rêve, le premier et le plus incroyable magicien du cinéma
Melies ( Visual )
in English and held by 9 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
Georges Méliès le premier magicien du cinéma by Georges Méliès ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Cette collection monumentale rassemble la presque totalité des films conservés de Georges Méliès, du premier "Partie de cartes" (1896) au dernier, "Le voyage de la famille Bourrichon" (1913). ...Les films de Méliès sont un enchantement pour tous les âges. Plus qu'un pionnier, il est le maître de la fantaisie et du rêve, le premier et le plus incroyable magicien du cinéma." (Source : jaquette)
 
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