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Becker, Étienne 1936-

Overview
Works: 77 works in 123 publications in 4 languages and 1,121 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Biography  Interviews  Motion pictures  Fiction 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Director, Author, Performer, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4375
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Étienne Becker
Calcutta by Louis Malle( Visual )
6 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in French and English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summary: When, in 1968, the French director Louis Malle went to India, he was accompanied by a film crew of two. He returned with 40 hours of film that was sybsequently edited into eight separate programmes. The series, of which "Calcutta" is part, was shown on the BBC, which caused the Indian government to close down the BBC offices in New Delhi. A kaleidoscope of impressions, the film takes a critical yet sympathetic look at the city, where overpopulation and poverty have forced nearly half the inhabitants to exist at subhuman level. Though it is an angry social document, it has been made with love and understanding. Awards: Academy Award nomination; International Film Festival, Melbourne
L'Inde fantome réflexions sur un voyage ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in French and English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this journey through India, Louis Malle visits brahmins, sadhus, beggars, Muslims, European hippies, Catholics and Hindus. Louis Malle called this groundbreaking documentary the most personal film of his career. Originally shown as a miniseries on European television, the film is infused with his sense of discovery, outrage, intrigue, and joy. As he states at the beginning of his documentary he and his crew are, "Westerners with a camera, Westerners twice over....masters of time, slaves of time." "As if in a dream or a drugged state we accepted this journey no longer intellectually questioning the remarkable images we encountered each day." In the accompanying voice over Malle ruminates on the incidents that to his western eyes seem exotic and even brutal, yet he is aware of the fact that for his Hindi translators these same scenes are banal. He asks why in all his months traveling India, attending marriages and family gatherings he rarely saw signs of romance or intimacy and then quickly blames British colonial morality as having changed the culture's outlook on sexuality. He visits Guajarat, Kerala, Goa and Madras. At a Hindi dance school where he and his film crew have been asked to leave, Malle, states that he agrees with the schools decision to eject his crew. He ruminates that they were there as thieves in any case recording images for French television, their presence an intrusion on the sacred dances taught in the school
Six in Paris ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six directors release six vignettes set in different sections of Paris. Includes: Saint-Germain-des-Pres (Douchet); Gare du Nord (Rouch); Rue Saint-Denis (Pollet); Place de l'Etoile (Rhomer); Montparnasse and Levallois (Godard); and La Muette (Chabrol)
Le joli mai by Chris Marker( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in French and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Filmed just after the March ceasefire between France and Algeria, Le Joli Mai documents Paris during a turning point in French history: the first time since 1939 that France was not involved in any war."--www.icarusfilms.com
L'été meurtrier by Jean Becker( Visual )
3 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in French and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eliane, a beautiful young woman, settles into a small town in France with her introverted mother and physically handicapped father. Traumatized by the knowledge that her mother was raped before she was born, Eliane thinks she is on a trail of vengeance when she is courted by a young garage mechanic whose father has the only clue to the identity of her mother's aggressors. But as the story unfolds, the tale becomes increasingly complex and leads inexorably to a stunning conclusion
Chappaqua ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The bizarre hallucinations of a heroin addict in withdrawal provide the basis for this unstructured, [semi-]autobiographical film by director Conrad Rooks. It begins as [protagonist Russel Harwick] arrives strung-out in Paris for a sleep-cure. As the strange visions begin, the story jumps haphazardly between 'reality' and [Harwick's] dream-world memories of growing up in Chappaqua, New York. The score was composed and played by sitarist Ravi Shankar"--Http://www.allmovie.com
Touche pas a la femme blanche Don't touch the white woman by Marco Ferreri( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a unique and anachronistic pastiche on the American western and a subversive swipe at the treatment of Native Americans. As the cavalry fights the Indians, coward General Custer is trying to fight off the advances of both Sitting Bull and Marie-Hélène while modern day Parisian life goes on around them
La jetée Sans soleil by Chris Marker( Visual )
4 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in French and English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
(La jetée - Drama) After Paris is destroyed in a third world war, the surviving humans begin researching time travel, hoping to send someone back to the pre-war world for food, supplies and maybe a solution to their dire position. One man is haunted by a vague childhood memory that will prove fateful. (Sans Soleil - Documentary) A woman narrates the thoughts of a world traveler, meditations on time and memory expressed in words and images from places as far-flung as Japan, Guinea-Bissau, Iceland, and San Francisco
Touche pas à la femme blanche Don't touch the white woman ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a unique and anachronistic pastiche on the American western and a subversive swipe at the treatment of Native Americans. As the cavalry fights the Indians, coward General Custer is trying to fight off the advances of both Sitting Bull and Marie-Helene while modern day Parisian life goes on around them
Police Python 357 by Alain Corneau( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Franse thriller
The French Revolution the Bastille ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatisation of events leading to the fall of the Bastille and the start of the French Revolution in 1789. Focuses on the role of Louis XVI and the nobility, and the increasing dissatisfaction and defiance of the third estate - those Frenchmen who did not belong to the nobility or clergy - with the economic and political conditions
Paris vu par by Claude Chabrol( Visual )
in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six stories of Paris from six different directors. Taking us on a flying tour of Parisian neighbourhoods, from Saint Germain des Prés to Place de l'Étoile and back again, each short film showcases the directors' different styles, approaches and their senses of humour, as well as being a wonderful document of 1960s Paris
Ein mörderischer Sommer ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le vieux fusil by Robert Enrico( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Montauban in 1944, Julien Dandieu is a surgeon in the local hospital. Frightened by the German army entering Montauban, he asks his friend François to drive his wife and his daughter in the back country village where Julien has an old castle. One week later, Julien decided to meet them for the weekend, but the Germans are already occupying the village
Elisa by Jean Becker( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in French and Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Marie has had a tough childhood ever since her mother Elisa committed suicide. She has spent most of her life in an orphanage and now makes a living as a small time criminal in Paris. Now she wants to unravel her past and find her father whom she blames for her mother's death."--IMDb
Balades nature en Provence ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De nombreuses balades à la journée, les plus beaux sites expliqués par un naturaliste familier du lieu et un guide d'observation de la faune
THEOREMES LIMITES POUR DES PROCESSUS DISCRETISES by Étienne Becker( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
LE BUT DE CE TRAVAIL EST DE TIRER DES PROPRIETES DE L'OBSERVATION EN TEMPS DISCRET DE PROCESSUS STOCHASTIQUES, LORSQUE LE PAS DE DISCRETISATION TEND VERS 0. POUR CELA, ON APPLIQUE UNE FONCTION F AUX ACCROISSEMENTS D'UN PROCESSUS, ET ON EFFECTUE LA SOMME APRES AVOIR RETIRE UN TERME DE CENTRAGE ET APPLIQUE UNE NORMALISATION APPROPRIEE. ON OBTIENT AINSI UN PROCESSUS DISCRET. ON FAIT TENDRE LE PAS DE DISCRETISATION VERS 0 ET ON OBTIENT UNE CONVERGENCE STABLE, LE PROCESSUS LIMITE ETANT DEFINIT COMME INTEGRALE STOCHASTIQUE DE LA FONCTION F PAR RAPPORT A UNE MESURE ALEATOIRE (SORTE DE BRUIT BLANC DEPENDANT DU PROCESSUS DE DEPART).. LES PROCESSUS DE DEPART SONT DES SEMI-MARTINGALES QUASI-CONTINUES A GAUCHE A CROCHET ABSOLUMENT CONTINU PAR RAPPORT A LA MESURE DE LEBESGUE, C'EST A DIRE POUVANT SE DECOMPOSER EN UNE SEMI-MARTINGALE PUREMENT DISCONTINUE ET UNE MARTINGALE CONTINUE POUVANT ELLE MEME S'ECRIRE COMME UNE INTEGRALE STOCHASTIQUE PAR RAPPORT A UN MOUVEMENT BROWNIEN (SUR UNE EXTENSION DE L'ESPACE DE DEPART). ON VOIT EN FAIT QU'A LA LIMITE ON PEUT DISSOCIER LES PARTIES CONTINUES ET DISCONTINUES (UNE PROPRIETE DE LINEARITE APPARAIT ALORS). DANS LE CAS DISCONTINU, LA MESURE ALEATOIRE LIMITE EST SIMPLEMENT LA MESURE ALEATOIRE DES SAUTS DU PROCESSUS DE DEPART. PAR CONTRE DANS LE CAS CONTINU, LA MESURE ALEATOIRE EST UNE MESURE MARTINGALE DEFINIE SUR UNE EXTENSION DE L'ESPACE DE DEPART, QUE NOUS DIRONT GAUSSIENNE CONDITIONNELLEMENT A LA FILTRATION DE DEPART. ON VOIT DONC APPARAITRE UN NOUVEL ALEA. L'INTERET DE DEFINIR LA LIMITE D'UNE TELLE MANIERE EST QUE PARTANT D'UN SEUL PROCESSUS ET D'UNE CLASSE DE FONCTIONS, POUVANT ETRE ALEATOIRES, DEPENDRE DU TEMPS (ESSENTIELLEMENT LES FONCTIONS SONT CONTINUES A GAUCHE, LIMITES A DROITE EN TEMPS, ET CONTINUES EN ESPACE) ON CREE TOUTE UNE CLASSE DE PROCESSUS LIMITES DEFINIS COMME INTEGRALE STOCHASTIQUES D'UNE MEME MESURE ALEATOIRE
Le vieux fusil The old gun ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Montauban in 1944, during the German occupation of France, Julien Dandieu is an aging, embittered surgeon in the local hospital. Frightened by the German army entering Montauban, Dandieu asks his friend Francois to drive his wife and his daughter to the remote village where he owns a castle. One week later, Dandieu decides to meet them for the weekend, but the Germans have now occupied the village. Dandieu loses his wife and daughter to Nazi bullets. He vows to kill every one of the Germans responsible (along with a few who were not) in order to assuage his grief. -- Wikipedia
Christian Fechner présente Vanessa Paradis dans Elisa ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Jetâee, and, Sans Soleil ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Jetâee : Following the nuclear devastation of World War III, a group of survivors trapped underground in Paris carry out experiments in time travel on prisoners in a grim attempt to escape extinction. The hero travels into the past before the bombs fell and encounters a woman he had glimpsed as a child at Orly Airport. He falls in love and chooses to remain with her rather than return to his hopeless future. -- Sans Soleil : Distinctions between fiction and non-fiction film dissolve in this personal journey through the fabric of Tokyo life, and other points around the world. The images that Marker captures are discussed by an imaginary cameraman via letters to an equally imaginary woman
 
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