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Melville, Jean-Pierre 1917-1973

Works: 289 works in 1,046 publications in 6 languages and 9,829 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Interviews  Crime films  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Gangster films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Actor, Adapter, Scenarist, Film editor, Author of dialog, Performer, Dedicatee, Interviewee, Producer, Author of introduction, Composer, Publishing director, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Jean-Pierre Melville
Publications by Jean-Pierre Melville
Publications by Jean-Pierre Melville, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Jean-Pierre Melville
A bout de souffle by Jean-Luc Godard( visu )
41 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,956 libraries worldwide
A small-time criminal kills a police officer, setting in motion a tragic series of events for both himself and his American girlfriend
L'armée des ombres Army of shadows by Jean-Pierre Melville( visu )
80 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,073 libraries worldwide
L'Armee des Ombres is a stark and unvarnished story about Resistance fighters in Vichy France in 1942-43 when the French leadership allowed the Nazis to occupy the country. The members of this army are cold, hungry, desperate men and women, with false names and no addresses, who can be betrayed in an instant by a traitor or an accident. They know they will probably die. A meditation on the nature of resistance and the price of courage, these heroes can save their own country only by cutting themselves apart from it. Entangled in the political turmoil engulfing France in the wake of May '68--as a result received poorly there--the film was not distributed in the US until 2006
Le samouraï The samurai by Jean-Pierre Melville( visu )
61 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 918 libraries worldwide
Jef Costello is a fedora and trench-coat wearing contract killer with samurai instincts. When Jef assassinates a nightclub owner, he finds himself confronted by a series of witnesses, who drop his perfect world into the hands of a persistent police investigator and Jef's shadowy employer, both of whom are determined to put an end to the career criminal
Bob le flambeur Bob the gambler by Jean-Pierre Melville( visu )
58 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 747 libraries worldwide
Bob, un viejo gangster y un jugador empedernido, está casi a punto de arruinarse. Entonces decide, a pesar de las advertencias de los amigos, atracar un casino de Dauville. Todo está planeado a la perfección, pero la policía está informada del asalto y no todo saldrá como Bob espera
Le cercle rouge Red circle by Jean-Pierre Melville( visu )
72 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 690 libraries worldwide
A master thief is fresh out of prison. But instead of toeing the line, he finds his steps leading back to the shadowy world of crime. He, a notorious escapee, and an alcoholic ex-cop plan a jewel heist, while being pursued by a police superintendent
Les enfants terribles by Jean-Pierre Melville( visu )
66 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 627 libraries worldwide
Elisabeth is very protective of her teenage brother Paul, who is injured in a snowball fight at school and has to rest in bed most of the time
Le Doulos by Jean-Pierre Melville( visu )
45 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 488 libraries worldwide
Based on a French detective novel, this film pays homage to American gangster films of the 1930's and 40's. This intricate thriller concerns the fatalistic relationship of two men, Maurice, a thief just out of prison, and Silien, a mysterious informer embroiled in the complexities of the criminal underworld and the police. In the tradition of film noir, the film is characterized by double and triple crosses, beautiful women and a sinister vision of the world in which appearances are deceptive
Le deuxième souffle by Jean-Pierre Melville( visu )
26 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 351 libraries worldwide
A French criminal, recently escaped from prison and trying to pull off a robbery, finds himself being chased by an inspector
Le silence de la mer by Jean-Pierre Melville( visu )
42 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 267 libraries worldwide
Set in occupied France during World War II, an old man and his niece are forced to endure the presence of a Nazi officer in their house in a small village. Vowing never to speak to the invader, the couple listen in silence as the officer pours out his ideas and feelings about music, war and his love of France
Léon Morin, prêtre by Jean-Pierre Melville( visu )
40 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 218 libraries worldwide
Léon Morin, priest ( visu )
3 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Léon Morin is a devoted man of the cloth who is also the crush object of all the women of a small village in Nazi-occupied France. He finds himself most drawn to a sexually frustrated widow, a borderline heretic whose relationship with her confessor is a confrontation with both God and her own repressed desire. A triumph of mood, setting, and innuendo, Léon Morin, Priest is an irreverent pleasure from one of French cinema's towering virtuosos
Melville on Melville by Jean-Pierre Melville( Book )
9 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
Un flic by Jean-Pierre Melville( visu )
31 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 159 libraries worldwide
"Involves the efforts of a detective (Delon) to catch a team responsible for a lethal bank robbery, to foil a drug smuggling operation, and hold on to his mistress (Deneuve), whom he shares with a nightclub owner (Crenna), his friend and a prime suspect in the robbery"--Wikipedia
Le cinéma selon Melville : entretiens avec by Rui Nogueira( Book )
14 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in French and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Un flic Dirty money ( visu )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in French and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Paris police Commissaire Edouard Coleman discovers that his nightclub-owner friend, Simon, also leads a group of bank robbers. When he's tipped off that the same robbers are planning a drug heist, Edouard means to defeat his two-faced friend. Meanwhile, Edouard has engaged in some doube-crossing himself. He shares the same woman, Cathy, with the man he calls his friend
Deux hommes dans Manhattan Two men in Manhattan ( visu )
2 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 103 libraries worldwide
The dark shadows of New York come to life in this rarely-seen, moody, jazz-soaked noir classic. A film by the great Jean-Pierre Melville, who cast himself as a journalist on an ethically fraught mission to track down a missing French diplomat. He enlists the help of an alcoholic photographer who has the street smarts to track down the diplomat's mistresses
L'entretien avec Jean-Pierre Melville by François Barat( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Paru en 1970, cet entretien offre un condensé du point de vue du cinéaste sur son art et sur l'avenir du cinéma. Avec un rappel filmographique
Vier im roten Kreis ( visu )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Die Millionen eines Gehetzten ( visu )
7 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in German and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Léon Morin, prêtre Léon Morin, priest ( visu )
2 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 28 libraries worldwide
During the German occupation of France, Barny, a young widow, who is Communist and anticlerical, meets a young priest and a warm relationship develops. She falls in love with him and attempts to seduce him, but he resists, and so their friendship moves to a different plane until they separate when France is liberated
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Alternative Names
Grumbach, Jean-Pierre.
Grumbach, Jean Pierre, 1917-1973
Grumbach, Jean Pierre 1917-1973 Wirklicher Name
Melville, 1917-1973
Melville, Jean P. 1917-1973
Melville, Jean Pierre
Melville, Jean Pierre 1917-1973
メルヴィル, ジャン・ピエール
French (525)
English (41)
German (24)
Italian (6)
Spanish (5)
Japanese (4)
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