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Jacques Brel is alive and well and living in Paris

Author: Denis HérouxPaul MarshallEric BlauJacques BrelMort ShumanAll authors
Publisher: New York : Kino on Video, 1975, [2003]
Series: American Film Theatre series.; American Film Theatre., Collection 2.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : LetterboxedView all editions and formats
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A plotless four-person musical revue based on the songs of Belgian balladeer Jacques Brel, the show opens on a dark and rainy Parisian night. Three strangers--a cab driver, a soldier, and a meek woman--find themselves in a theater. After watching a puppet show, they venture backstage and then onto a beach, where they sing songs during increasingly surreal events.
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Genre/Form: Videos (DVD)
Feature films
Drama
Musical films
Musical
Foreign films
Videos (dvd)
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Denis Héroux; Paul Marshall; Eric Blau; Jacques Brel; Mort Shuman; Elly Stone; Joe Masiell; Michael Feingold; Edie Landau; Gérard Jouannest; Ely Landau Organization.; Cinévision Ltée.; American Film Theatre.; Cinévideo (Firm); Filmel (Firm); Kino International Corporation.
OCLC Number: 53435974
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1975.
Based on the stage play written by Eric Blau, Mortimer Shuman and Jacques Brel.
Features such songs as "Marathon," "Timid Frieda," "Marieke," "Ne Me Quitte Pas," "The Middle Class," "Jackie," "Au Suivant," "Chanson des Vieux Amours" and "Carousel (La Valse a Mille Temps)."
Special features: theatrical trailer; an essay by Michael Feingold; the AFT Cinebill; an interview with Edie Landau; "Ely Landau: in front of the camera," AFT promotional reel from 1974; the American Film Theatre trailer gallery; the American Film Theatre scrapbook.
Credits: Music, Jacques Brel, Gérard Jouannest ; musical director, François Rauber ; photographer, René Verzier ; film editor, Yves Langlois ; choreographer, Moni Yakim ; produced for DVD by Brian Shirey.
Cast: Elly Stone (lady with shopping bag), Mort Shuman (taxi driver), Joe Masiell (Marine), Jacques Brel (himself).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG.
Description: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, enhanced for 16x9 TVs.
Contents: Features such songs as "Marathon," "Timid Frieda," "Marieke," "Ne Me Quitte Pas," "The Middle Class," "Jackie," "Au Suivant," "Chanson des Vieux Amours" and "Carousel (La Valse a Mille Temps)."
Series Title: American Film Theatre series.; American Film Theatre., Collection 2.
Other Titles: Jacques Brel's Jacques Brel is alive and well and living in Paris
Responsibility: the Ely Landau Organisation, Inc. and Cinévision Ltée present ; the American Film Theatre ; an Eric Blau film ; produced by Cinévideo, Paul Marshall and Filmel ; screenplay, Eric Blau ; director, Denis Héroux.

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A plotless four-person musical revue based on the songs of Belgian balladeer Jacques Brel, the show opens on a dark and rainy Parisian night. Three strangers--a cab driver, a soldier, and a meek woman--find themselves in a theater. After watching a puppet show, they venture backstage and then onto a beach, where they sing songs during increasingly surreal events.

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