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Painlevé, Jean

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Science is fiction : 23 films by Jean Painlevé( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long before Jacques Cousteau and Richard Attenborough, a Frenchman named Jean Painlevé made documentaries that captured the natural world in a unique manner. "Science Is Fiction" collects 23 of these short films. Painlevé (1902-89) spent his life straddling the arts and the sciences, studying biology at the Sorbonne, but also hanging out with Man Ray and Luis Buñuel. Long fascinated by marine life, Painlevé helped develop the underwater camera, one of the first handheld cameras, and high-magnification lenses that allowed him to observe creatures like sea urchins, jellyfish, and mollusks in their natural habitats. Though relatively obscure in the United States, Jean Painlevé's films embrace genre, combining documentary, educational film, and avant-garde experimentalism to create an aesthetic that captures the fantastic by means of the purely factual
Science is fiction : the films of Jean Painlevé by Marina McDougall( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le grand Cirque Calder 1927 by Jean Painlevé( Visual )

11 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calder playfully manipulates his miniatures in front of a small audience of friends: pulling strings, activating levers, turning cranks and releasing springs. A horse trots around the ring as a trick rider catapults onto its back. Trapeze artists latch arms, fly through the air and then drop into a net. A lion roars before taking its handler's head in its mouth; an elephant blows sawdust from a pan. A dancer, naked but for some strategically placed fringe, seductively undulates. In the closing act two chariots and four fleet stallions set off on a sweaty race
Les yeux sans visage = Eyes without a face by Georges Franju( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le sang des bêtes = Blood of the beasts : "This 1949 documentary by Franju depicts the brutal reality of Paris' abattoirs (slaughterhouses) in a disarmingly beautiful visual style. The film is presented with its original French soundtrack (with optional English subtitles) and an optional English-language soundtrack."--Disc menu
Le sang des bêtes = The blood of the beasts by Georges Franju( Visual )

7 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in French and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary opens with a view of a Paris suburb that is peaceful, ordinary, comfortably familiar, then switches to a slaughter house, where workers routinely--and graphically--transform live animals into disembowelled carcasses in an orgy of carnage and blood
Science is fiction : the films of Jean Painlevé( Visual )

12 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetic pioneer of science films, Painlevé explored a twilight realm of vampire bats, seahorses, octopi and liquid crystals. This collection of films includes a new soundtrack by Yo La Tengo
Cinéma et recherche; conférence faite au Palais de la découverte, le 22 octobre, 1955 by Jean Painlevé( Book )

11 editions published in 1956 in French and Undetermined and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Painlevé compilation n° 1 by Jean Painlevé( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of underwater films from throughout the career of Jean Painlevé
Le Cinéma scientifique français ... Préface de Jean Painlevé by Pierre Thévenard( Book )

1 edition published in 1948 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Painlevé et des pionniers du cinéma scientifique( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surrealism and science : the weird world of Jean Painlevé by Jean Painlevé( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Before Attenborough and Cousteau, there was Painlevé, the French pioneer of underwater revelation. Jean Painlevé trained as a scientist, but he came of age as Surrealism exploded in Paris and was soon closely involved with its rebellious spirit. In 1925 he made the first of nearly 200 scientific films, all of which are marked by a playful black humor and a rare sense of nature's hidden poetry. This selection from fifty years of passionate scientific enquiry includes all of Painlevé's most famous films."--Container
Jean Painlevé by Jean Painlevé( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in French and English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of films by Jean Painlevé, pioneer science filmmaker and founder member of the Surrealist group
Science is fiction : 23 films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on the work of French filmmaker Jean Painlevé, this collection features twenty-three Painlevé nature films; a 2005 performance of the ninety-minute score, The sounds of science, written in 2001 by members of the rock group Yo La Tengo to accompany eight of Painlevé's films; an interview with Yo La Tengo; and the eight-part 1988 French television series, Jean Painlevé au fil de ses films, which explores Painlevé's life and work through interviews with the filmmaker
Nosferatu : a symphony of horror by F. W Murnau( Visual )

in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nosferatu: F.W. Murnau's classic vampire film. Vampyr: A young man staying in a remote inn suspects that he is surrounded by vampires, and has a dream of his own death
Science is fiction : 23 films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on the work of French filmmaker Jean Painlevé, this collection features twenty-three Painlevé nature films; a 2005 performance of the ninety-minute score, The sounds of science, written in 2001 by members of the rock group Yo La Tengo to accompany eight of Painlevé's films; an interview with Yo La Tengo; and the eight-part 1988 French television series, Jean Painlevé au fil de ses films, which explores Painlevé's life and work through interviews with the filmmaker
Science is fiction : 23 films( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in French and English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on the work of French filmmaker Jean Painlevé, this collection features twenty-three Painlevé nature films; a 2005 performance of the ninety-minute score, The sounds of science, written in 2001 by members of the rock group Yo La Tengo to accompany eight of Painlevé's films; an interview with Yo La Tengo; and the eight-part 1988 French television series, Jean Painlevé au fil de ses films, which explores Painlevé's life and work through interviews with the filmmaker
Science is fiction by Jean Painlevé( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of experimental and documentary films with instrumental music written to accompany the films
Les danseuses de la mer by Jean Painlevé( Visual )

8 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparaison de la locomotion des étoiles de mer avec celle des ophiures. Constitution de l'ophiure, nutrition, reproduction. Comatules vivant dans les algues: constitution, éléments reproducteurs, évolution de la forme fixée de la jeune comatule jusqu'à la forme libre
Jean Painlevé : compilation no. 2( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Painlevé by Jean Painlevé( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Science is fiction : the films of Jean Painlevé
Alternative Names
Jean Painlevé director de cine francés

Jean Painlevé Frans acteur (1902-1989)

Jean Painlevé französischer Dokumentarfilmer, Szenenbildner und Schauspieler

Jean Painlevé French film director

Jean Painlevé réalisateur et biologiste français

Jean Painlevé regista francese

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Les yeux sans visage = Eyes without a face