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Gaumont treasures, 1897-1913. Disc 3, Léonce Perret

Author: Pierre PhilippeBret WoodLéonce PerretLouis LeubasMaurice LagrenéeAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Kino International, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : "American ed.
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This collection looks at pioneering French filmmakers from the Gaumont studio, with extensive examples of their work. Until now, the films of Léonce Perret have been virtually unseen in the United States, yet he was a hugely influential figure in the growth of the French film industry. As an actor, he appeared in more than 100 films from 1909 to 1916, including the long-running series of "Léonce" comedies. But his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Léonce Perret; Léonce Perret
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Philippe; Bret Wood; Léonce Perret; Louis Leubas; Maurice Lagrenée; Émile Keppens; Gaumont Video (Firm); Gaumont (Firm); Cinémathèque française.; Kino International Corporation.
OCLC Number: 441942208
Language Note: Silent films with English intertitles and musical soundtracks.
Notes: Originally released in 2008.
Disc features index by year and title.
Credits: Produced [for DVD] by Bret Wood ; music by Philippe Dubosson.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 186 min.) : sound, black and white with color sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: Mystery of the rocks of Kador = Mystère des roches de Kador (ca. 44 min., 1912, hand-tinted) --
Child of Paris = Enfant de Paris / written and directed by Léonce Perret ; photography, Georges Specht ; cast, Léonce Perret, Louis Leubas, Maurice Lagrenée, Émile Keppens (ca. 124 min., 1913) --
Special feature: Léonce Perret: The filmmaker's filmmaker (ca. 18 min.).
Other Titles: Léonce Perret
Responsibility: Gaumont Video ; Kino International ; Gaumont ; Cinémathèque Française ; curated by Pierre Philippe.
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This collection looks at pioneering French filmmakers from the Gaumont studio, with extensive examples of their work. Until now, the films of Léonce Perret have been virtually unseen in the United States, yet he was a hugely influential figure in the growth of the French film industry. As an actor, he appeared in more than 100 films from 1909 to 1916, including the long-running series of "Léonce" comedies. But his greater contribution was as a director who set the standard to which other French filmmakers aspired. His films had a technical mastery and aesthetic grace that allowed them to reveal subtleties of character and meaning.

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