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Modot, Gaston 1887-1970

Overview
Works: 122 works in 273 publications in 4 languages and 3,708 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Musical films  Gangster films  Interviews  Sources  Political platforms  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Costume designer, Scenarist, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Gaston Modot
L'age d'or by Luis Buñuel( Visual )
51 editions published between 1930 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Luis Buũel's second film is a surreal attack on bourgeois ideals that incited a riot when first released and still retains its power to shock. Buũel began the film as a collaboration with Salvador Dalí, but after a few days working together the two had a falling out and Buũel made the film himself, incorporating many of Dalí's ideas. Its narrative follows two nameless characters, a man and a woman, through a series of scenes connected by dreamlike logic as they try, unsuccessfully, to make love. One memorable sequence finds the couple writhing around on a cliff when a mob of socialites comes upon them and pries them apart. Frustrated, the man sees a yelping poodle and kicks it into the air. "L'age d'or" is not only an attack on bourgeois life but also a doctrine that directs humanity to live as the surrealists believed they should: that is, by placing love before everything else in life, such as the church, status, and family. Funny, disturbing, and thoroughly bizarre, Buũel's film is a purposefully blasphemous and corrosive work that attacks social institutions with such vigor and imagination that one cannot help but be entertained
Die 3groschenoper The threepenny opera ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Set in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London, The threepenny opera follows underworld antihero Mackie Messer (a.k.a. Mack the Knife) as he tries to woo Polly Peachum and elude the authorities"--Container
La règle du jeu by Jean Renoir( Visual )
20 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in French and English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Règle du Jeu unfolds at a weekend shooting party at the château of Robert de la Chesnaye and his wife Christine, where the guests include Robert?s mistress Genevieve, and André, an aviator who is in love with Christine. An upstairs downstairs bedroom farce ensues, with lovers and adulterers, masters and servants, playing out the morally bankrupt rules of the game. While the original negative was destroyed during the War, this fully restored print finally allows cinema lovers to savour the genius of Jean Renoir?s cinematic masterwork
Sous les toits de Paris Under the roofs of Paris by René Clair( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in French and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A street singer and a gangster vie for the love of a beautiful young woman
Casque d'or Golden Marie by Jacques Becker( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in French and English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A classic tale of doomed romance. When gangster's moll Marie falls for reformed criminal Manda, their passion incites an underworld rivalry that leads inexorably to treachery and tragedy
Pépé le Moko by Julien Duvivier( Visual )
5 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and French and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A Parisian gangster lives in hiding in the Algerian casbah where the police can't get at him; but love causes him to emerge and be shot."--Halliwell's Film and video guide, 5th ed
Beauty of the devil ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An imaginative retelling of the Faust legend. Approaching the end of his life, a prominent professor makes a bargain with the Devil that will gain him youth, fame and riches in exchange for his soul
L'age d'or The Golden age ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in French and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Surrealistic film about two lovers who mock convention and the society intent on preventing them from satisfying their desire
The 3 penny opera Die 3groschenoper ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Set in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London, The threepenny opera follows underworld antihero Mackie Messer (a.k.a. Mack the Knife) as he tries to woo Polly Peachum and elude the authorities"--Container
Les enfants du paradis by Marcel Carné( Visual )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in French and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 'theatre street' of Paris in the 1840's, a mime falls in love with the elusive Garance, but her problems with other men keep them apart [c.f. Halliwell's Film Guide]
La Beauté du diable by René Clair( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clair's rendition of the Faust legend. Mephistopheles approaches Faust with an offer for his soul, and is willing to give him a foretaste of what will come once the deal is complete: eternal youth, a beautiful gypsy girl and the power to make gold. But in the end Mephistopheles is the loser as love proves to be everlasting
La vie est à nous un film réalisé collectivement par une équipe de techniciens, d'artistes et d'ouvriers by Jean Renoir( Visual )
6 editions published between 1936 and 2002 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Produit par le Parti Communiste Français en vue de la campagne pour les élections de mai 1936, ce film fut tourné par une équipe de cinéastes et techniciens militants communistes ou sympathisants. C'est à la fois un documentaire, un montage de bandes d'actualités et une suite de sketches (extrait du résumé indiqué sur la jaquette)
Onésime gets married ... so does Calino ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1913 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During its second decade of existence, the Gaumont Film Company continued to prove itself an indomitable force in cultivating and advancing the fledgling art of cinema. It was also a place of great technical innovation. Jean Durand specialized in slapstick and innovated the "French Western."
Oxford vs. Martigues ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1912 and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During its second decade of existence, the Gaumont Film Company continued to prove itself an indomitable force in cultivating and advancing the fledgling art of cinema. It was also a place of great technical innovation. Jean Durand specialized in slapstick and innovated the "French Western."
Zigoto's outing with friends ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1912 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During its second decade of existence, the Gaumont Film Company continued to prove itself an indomitable force in cultivating and advancing the fledgling art of cinema. It was also a place of great technical innovation. Jean Durand specialized in slapstick and innovated the "French Western."
Onésime, you'll get married ... or else! ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1913 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During its second decade of existence, the Gaumont Film Company continued to prove itself an indomitable force in cultivating and advancing the fledgling art of cinema. It was also a place of great technical innovation. Jean Durand specialized in slapstick and innovated the "French Western."
Zigoto and the affair of the necklace ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1911 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During its second decade of existence, the Gaumont Film Company continued to prove itself an indomitable force in cultivating and advancing the fledgling art of cinema. It was also a place of great technical innovation. Jean Durand specialized in slapstick and innovated the "French Western."
Onésime loves animals ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1913 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During its second decade of existence, the Gaumont Film Company continued to prove itself an indomitable force in cultivating and advancing the fledgling art of cinema. It was also a place of great technical innovation. Jean Durand specialized in slapstick and innovated the "French Western."
Onésime vs. Onésime ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1912 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During its second decade of existence, the Gaumont Film Company continued to prove itself an indomitable force in cultivating and advancing the fledgling art of cinema. It was also a place of great technical innovation. Jean Durand specialized in slapstick and innovated the "French Western."
Onésime goes to Hell ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1912 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During its second decade of existence, the Gaumont Film Company continued to prove itself an indomitable force in cultivating and advancing the fledgling art of cinema. It was also a place of great technical innovation. Jean Durand specialized in slapstick and innovated the "French Western."
 
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Modot 1887-1970
Languages
French (99)
English (15)
German (3)
Spanish (1)