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Modot, Gaston 1887-1970

Overview
Works: 136 works in 329 publications in 4 languages and 5,179 library holdings
Genres: Drama  War films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Musical films  History  Filmed operas  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Prison films  Gangster films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Scenarist, Costume designer, Commentator, Correspondent, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Gaston Modot
 
Most widely held works by Gaston Modot
La règle du jeu : fantaisie dramatique de Jean Renoir = The rules of the game : a dramatic fantasy by Jean Renoir( Visual )

31 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in French and English and held by 1,246 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
L'âge d'or by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

70 editions published between 1930 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally entitled The Frozen Waters of Egotistical Calculation, director Bunuel's L'Age D'or contains all the elements he would exploit in his lengthy career, corrupt clergymen, the church, police, and middle class society all fall under the assault of unrestrained lovers, animals and admirers of the Marquis de Sade. L'Age D'or was even too radical for Bunuel's collaborator Salvador Dali who quickly distanced himself from this cinematic provocation. In a program that accompanied the first screening of the film in France, the following explanation appeared: "The foundations are laid, conventions become dogma, policemen push people around just as they do in everyday life. And just as in everyday life accidents occur in bourgeois society while that society pays no attention whatsoever. But such incidents weaken an already rotting society that is already trying to prolong its existence through priests and policemen ... But it is love that brings about the transition from pessimism to action; love denounced in the bourgeois demonology as the root of all evil. For love demands the sacrifice of every other value; status, family, and honor." During one of the first screenings of the film, the theater was trashed by members of the Fascist League of Patriots. Paintings by Dali, Max Ernst and Man Ray were defaced and the cinema's screen splattered with purple ink. Further screenings of the film were then banned by the French authorities
Die 3groschenoper = The threepenny opera by Kurt Weill( Visual )

11 editions published between 1931 and 2008 in German and held by 823 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. With a palpable evocation of corruption and dread, set to Weill's irresistible score, The threepenny opera remains a benchmark of early sound cinema."--Container
Sous les toits de Paris = Under the roofs of Paris( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in French and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A street singer and a gangster vie for the love of a beautiful young woman
Casque d'or by Jacques Becker( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in French and English and held by 385 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 )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in French and English and held by 128 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 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents René Clair's "Le beauté du diable," a modern expression of the Faust legend. Eric Bockstael, with guest Suzanne Cowen, provides introduction and background information
Onésime vs. Onésime( Visual )

1 edition published in 1912 in English and held by 72 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 71 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 71 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 71 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 71 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's family drama( Visual )

1 edition published in 1914 in English and held by 71 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 71 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 gets married ... so does Calino( Visual )

1 edition published in 1913 in English and held by 71 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 71 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, trainer of men and horses = Onésime, dresseur d'hommes et de chevaux( Visual )

1 edition published in 1913 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film in Durand's popular Onésime series, which specialized in wild special effects, that moved him to the American West, with the characteristic gags. 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
La grande illusion by Jean Renoir( Visual )

10 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in French and Spanish and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two French Air Corps officers, one an aristocrat, are shot down and captured during World War I. In spite of their different class backgrounds, they are drawn together in escape attempts. The aristocrat sacrifices his own chances in order to aid his companion's escape. An antiwar film that treats the disillusionment of prisoners and captors alike
Under the roofs of Paris by René Clair( Visual )

12 editions published between 1929 and 2008 in French and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Parisian street singer falls in love with a girl, fights her lover, and proves himself innocent of theft
La vie est à nous un film réalisé collectivement par une équipe de techniciens, d'artistes et d'ouvriers by Jean Renoir( Visual )

7 editions published between 1936 and 2002 in French and Undetermined and held by 29 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)
 
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Alternative Names
Gaston Modot 1887-1970 French actor

Gaston Modot acteur français

Gaston Modot attore francese

Gaston Modot Frans acteur (1887-1970)

Gaston Modot fransk skådespelare

Gaston Modot fransk skodespelar

Gaston Modot fransk skuespiller

Gaston Modot französischer Filmschauspieler (1887-1970)

Modot 1887-1970

Гастон Модо Французький актор

Модо, Гастон

غاستون مودوت

گستون مودو بازیگر فرانسوی

Languages
French (126)

English (18)

German (11)

Spanish (3)