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Misraki, Paul 1908-1998

Works: 1,289 works in 1,969 publications in 5 languages and 5,591 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Crime films  Film noir  Miscellanea  Biography  Fiction  Folklore 
Roles: Composer, Conductor, Lyricist, Singer, Translator, Performer, Other, Arranger, Interviewee, Film editor, Musician, Collaborator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Alphaville une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution by Jean-Luc Godard ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this amalgam of sci-fi comic strip and film noir Lemmy Caution, intergalactic agent, on a mission to computer-run Alphaville, recreates the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice (see Cocteau's Orphee). Coutard's nocturnal Paris, 1965, becomes Godard's sci-fi dystopia. Long bureaucratic corridors are Kafkaesque labyrinths of power at the centre of which lies death. The film is built on contrasts - between straight lines and circles, Max Steiner-like romanticism and discordant noise, between the super ego (Alpha 60) and the suppressed id (Lemmy Caution). Robin Wood has commented that Lemmy is 'less a character than a reference' - to the popular arts where human qualities linger in a dehumanised world
Et Dieu-- créa la femme God created woman by Roger Vadim ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An 18-year-old finds herself fatally attracted towards men."--Halliwell's Film and video guide, 5th ed
The complete Mr. Arkadin a.k.a confidential report ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American smuggler Guy van Strattan decides to investigate the mysterious Mr. Arkadin after hearing about the wealthy man from a prison cellmate, but Arkadin claims amnesia about his own life, sending van Strattan off to investigate Arkadin's past. Three different versions are presented in this collection since Orson Welles never completed a final cut of Mr. Arkadin, several edits of the film exist, in different languages, with different sequences, actors, narrative structures, and even titles. The Corinth version was unearthed by filmaker Peter Bogdanovich in the early 1960s, based on statements made by Welles and editor Renzo Lucidi, the Corinth version is thought to be the latest version to have been under Welles's control. The Confidential report version is believed to be the cut finished by producer Louis Dolivet after he barred Welles from the editing room. The Confidential version is a new version of the film representing a "best guess" approach following Welles's later statements, style, and continuity clues and includes as much existing footage as possible
Le Doulos by Jean-Pierre Melville ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in French and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As the title screens explain, in gangster slang, 'doulos' means 'hat.' In the slang shared by criminal and police, 'doulos' also designates the person who wears it: the informer. Through shadowy back streets on the edge of Paris, an ingenious cat and mouse game is played as two underworld characters, seemingly working against each other, find themselves in a deadly entanglement of their own making but infinitely larger than both of them. Faugel, a thief recently released from prison, and Silien, Faugel's best friend and all-around suspicious character, are up against shady nightclub owner Nuttheccio, and the police's Capt. Clain, ruthless as any criminal. The hapless gangsters know two things: their sense of honor is the only thing they can take with them to the grave, and that date with the grave is coming all too soon. By Jean-Pierre Melville, French poet of crime cinema, full of shadows, night, trench coats, guns, tough guys, cigarettes, slinky dames, cocktail bars, crooked cops, betrayal, and loot
Les cousins by Claude Chabrol ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Simple, good-hearted country cousin Charles comes to study at the Sorbonne in Paris where he stays at the luxury apartment of Paul, his cynical city cousin. Charles works hard but fails his exams, Paul doesn't but passes and gets Charles's girl. Chabrol's second feature film re-unites Jean-Claude Brialy and Gerard Blain, the two lead actors from his debut feature, 'Le Beau Serge'. Paul (Brialy) is a hedonistic and confident Parisian student living in his uncle's fashionable inner city flat. He spends his time drinking, carousing, sleeping with a variety of female friends and playing the role of matchmaker for his friends, arranging trysts in an ongoing merry go round of bed partners. He is an emotionally remote and decadent man, adhering to a dubious moral code, who approaches his friends love lives with devilish detachment. Charles (Blain) is his naive country cousin, a dedicated student, who stays with Paul whilst studying for his law exams. When Charles is introduced to Paul's swinging set, he instantaneously falls for Florence, a beautiful woman who is intrigued by Charles' innocence. Paul is perturbed as he observes the attraction between the two and the respect that Charles displays for Florence. A clash is inevitable as the rivalry for Florences affection grows. The contrast between the two main characters morality is acute, especially in their attitudes toward women. A dramatic study of class conflict and personal responsibility 'Les Cousins' is a riveting and perverse study of decadent Parisian student life. The City of Lights is captured by Decae's camera as if seen through the amazed eyes of Charles. The film won the Best Film award at the Berlin Film Festival in 1959. Also available on 16mm
Les bonnes femmes by Claude Chabrol ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in French and Spanish and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four Parisian shop girls, Ginette, Rita, Jacqueline and Jane seek fulfillment and love. Rita has a fiance whose family is obsessed with social status. Jane has a boyfriend in the army, but she still enjoys herself with chance encounters. Ginette has a secret passion that keeps her away from her colleagues at nights. Jacqueline is lonely, but a mysterious motorcyclist constantly follows her
La mort en ce jardin by Luis Buñuel ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in French and Undetermined and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Amid a revolution in a South American mining outpost, a band of fugitives are forced to flee for their lives into the jungle. Starving, exhausted, and stripped of their old identities, they wander desperately, lured by one deceptive promise of salvation after another
Les Chemins de l'être by Vercors ( Book )
10 editions published in 1965 in 3 languages and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alphaville une étrange adventure de Lemmy Caution by Jean-Luc Godard ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in French and Undetermined and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A laserdisc version of the film presented in its original widescreen format. This new digital transfer was created from a 35 mm. fine grain master made from the original negative and the sound was mastered from the 35 mm. magnetic soundtrack
Flying saucers through the ages by Paul Misraki ( Book )
5 editions published between 1965 and 1973 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nous irons à Paris Mademoiselle s'amuse ; Battement de cœur by Paul Misraki ( )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in French and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plucking the daisy ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in French and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When ultra-respectable General Dumont discovers that his nubile daughter Agnes is "A.D.", author of a scandalous under-the-counter novel, he wants her shipped to a convent; but she escapes to Paris, planning to live with her brother, ostensibly a rich artist but really a poor guide in the Balzac Museum. This misunderstanding gets both in serious trouble, and puts Agnes in immediate need of money--just the amount offered as grand prize in an amateur striptease contest, which her new boyfriend, reporter Daniel, is covering for his magazine
Vida en el más allá by Paul Misraki ( Book )
15 editions published between 1974 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Confidential report by Orson Welles ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in Spain, a wealthy and powerful financier hires a young American to seek out people from his past who are subsequently found dead
Knock by Guy Lefranc ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1951 and 2006 in French and Undetermined and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Le docteur Knock, nouvellement installé à Saint-Maurice, persuade ses consultants qu'ils sont tous des malades qui s'ignorent
Utopia by Léo Joannon ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Heading for a newly inherited island, the boys are shipwrecked and marooned on an atoll which has just emerged from the sea. Along with their cook, a stowaway and a girl who is fleeing her fiance, they set up their own government on the atoll. Uranium is discovered and world powers begin fighting over ownership of the island
Investigation ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1986 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A wealthy man lives apart from his wife and openly pursues his mistress. When she becomes preganant, he is desperate to marry her. When his wife refuses a divorce, he sees only one alternative, murder. The townspeople, who depend on this man for their livelihoods, accept his explanation that his wife has disappeared. A prosecutor does not
Les orgueilleux by Yves Allégret ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in French and Undetermined and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"En 1953, au Mexique. Un homme déchu et une femme désemparée se rencontrent et s'aiment dans des circonstances dramatiques
Plaidoyer pour l'extraordinaire by Paul Misraki ( Book )
6 editions published between 1969 and 1985 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ali-baba by Jacques Becker ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in French and Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ali Baba accidentally discovers the magic cave where Abdul and his band of thieves hide their treasure. He takes enough gold to buy a slave girl from his master to be his wife, but sinister plans are being made to spoil his wedding night
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Misrachi, Paul.
Misrachi, Paul, 1908-1998
Misraki, Paul
Misraki, Paul, 1908-
Mizraki, Paul 1908-1998
Thomas, Paul, 1908-
Thomas, Paul, 1908-1998
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