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Gigi

Author: Leslie CaronMaurice ChevalierLouis JourdanHermione GingoldEva GaborAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Bluray Video : Blu-ray disc   Visual material : English : [Blu-ray version, Widescreen format]View all editions and formats
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Gaston is weary of the conventions of society. He is a rich playboy and is the scion of a wealthy Parisian family who wants to find emotional refuge from the superficial lifestyle of upper class Parisian 1900s society. He seeks refuge with the former mistress of his uncle and her outgoing, tomboy granddaughter, Gigi. She is a youthful courtesan-in-training. When Gaston becomes aware that Gigi has matured into a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Musical films
Romance films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Teatro
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Caron; Maurice Chevalier; Louis Jourdan; Hermione Gingold; Eva Gabor; Jacques Bergerac; Isabel Jeans; Alan Jay Lerner; Vincente Minnelli; Frederick Loewe; Colette; Warner Home Video (Firm); Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
ISBN: 9781419868795 1419868799
OCLC Number: 317413082
Language Note: Soundtrack in English, French, Spanish (both Castilian and Latin), German, and Italian; subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, and Swedish. Subtitled in English, German, and Italian for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Title and credits from container.
Based on the novel by Colette.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1958.
Special features: Commentary by historian Jeanine Basinger with Leslie Caron; "Thank heaven! The making of Gigi:" new documentary about the turbulent creation of a musical classic featuring Leslie Caron and Vincente Minnelli (in HD); new digital transfer from restored picture and audio elements; 1949 nonmusical first screen version of Gigi, starring Danièle Delorme in the title role and directed by Jacqueline Audry (in French with English subtitles); vintage short "The million dollar nickel;" classic CinemaScope cartoon "The vanishing duck;" theatrical trailer.
Credits: Music by Frederick Loewe; lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner ; costumes, scenery & production design by Cecil Beaton.
Cast: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Hermione Gingold, Eva Gabor, Jacques Bergerac, Isabel Jeans.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: G.
Description: 1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: Blu-ray; 1080p High Definition; Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround in English; 5.1 Dolby Digital in English; Dolby digital 1.0 in French, Spanish, German, and Italian.; This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players.
Other Titles: Gigi (Motion picture)
Responsibility: MGM presents ; an Arthur Freed production ; screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner ; directed by Vincente Minnelli.

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Gaston is weary of the conventions of society. He is a rich playboy and is the scion of a wealthy Parisian family who wants to find emotional refuge from the superficial lifestyle of upper class Parisian 1900s society. He seeks refuge with the former mistress of his uncle and her outgoing, tomboy granddaughter, Gigi. She is a youthful courtesan-in-training. When Gaston becomes aware that Gigi has matured into a woman, her grandmother and aunt urge the pair to act out their roles. But a surprise twist happens when the platonic relationship turns into something more.

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