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Gaumont (Firm)

Overview
Works: 768 works in 1,713 publications in 6 languages and 49,394 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical films  Film adaptations  Biographical films  History  Science fiction films  Comedy films  Silent films  Action and adventure films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Producer, pre, prn, Distributor, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Gaumont (Firm)
Publications by Gaumont (Firm)
Most widely held works by Gaumont (Firm)
The fifth element by Luc Besson( visu )
25 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 2,153 libraries worldwide
Two hundred and fifty years in the future, life as we know it is threatened by the arrival of evil. Only the fifth element can stop the evil from estinguishing life, as it tries to do every five thousand years
The intouchables by Éric Toledano( visu )
22 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in French and held by 1,487 libraries worldwide
Based on a true story of friendship between a handicapped millionaire and his street-smart ex-con caretaker
Robin Hood : men in tights by Mel Brooks( visu )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,361 libraries worldwide
Robin Hood attempts to save England from Prince John and the Sheriff of Rottingham, while also winning the heart of Maid Marian
Leon by Luc Besson( visu )
19 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 1,308 libraries worldwide
New York's top hit man becomes the unwilling guardian of his next-door neighbors' 12-year-old daughter and helps her track the psychotic agent who murdered her family so she can exact her revenge
La passion de Jeanne d'Arc = Passion of Joan of Arc by Carl Theodor Dreyer( visu )
14 editions published between 1928 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,277 libraries worldwide
As influential as it is moving, Carl Theodor Dreyer's mesmerising work The Passion of Joan of Arc stands as a testment to the artisitic possibilities of film. Sombre, yet engaging, the story follows Joan of Arc after her capture by the English in 1430. From there her fate was determined by a patriarchal, religiously dogmatic and unwaveringly traditional judicial system. Charged with heresy, yet pious to the very end, the heroine was an exemplary figure in French history, a fact embodied by her canonization in 1920. Dreyer's dedication to retelling the heroes' story drove him to depiction through imagery, choosing to remove the dialogue altogether - this choice only serves to heighten the inherent tension in this tale. A martyr in every sense, Joan of Arc stands, then and now as a representation of unshakable faith and devotion - a fact brilliantly captured by Dreyer's work
Danton by Andrzej Wajda( visu )
26 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in French and English and held by 1,140 libraries worldwide
Dramatic recounting of the power struggle between the leading figures of the French revolution, Danton and Robespierre. with the new republic in place, Robespierre heads the 'Committee for Public Safety" and has begun his "Reign of Terror", flushing out any dissenting voices and sending them to the guillotine. Danton returns to Paris after his self-imposed exile to call an end to the bloodshed, but in doing so makes a dangerous enemy of his former ally
The science of sleep ( visu )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 952 libraries worldwide
"A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is love-struck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world" --IMDb
Splice by Vincenzo Natali( visu )
12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 946 libraries worldwide
Two young scientists become superstars by splicing different animal DNA to create fantastical new creatures. Ignoring legal and ethical boundaries, the scientists, who are romantically involved, introduce human DNA into their experiment and risk the dawn of a terrifying new era
Camille Claudel by Bruno Nuytten( visu )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in French and English and held by 944 libraries worldwide
One of the most important collaborations in the history of art, that of legendary sculptor Rodin, and the creative prodigy Camille Claudel
Un condamné à mort s'est échappé, ou, Le vent souffle où il veut = A man escaped by Robert Bresson( visu )
21 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in French and held by 833 libraries worldwide
A French Resistance fighter is sent to an infamous prison in Lyon in 1943, where 7,000 of the 12,000 prisoners housed there died either by natural means or by execution. Lt. Fontaine is certain that execution awaits him, and begins planning his escape. For a period of time he goes it alone, but reluctantly takes on a partner. He gets some help from a couple of prisoners allowed to stroll in the exercise yard, but for the most part he is a figure of isolation
Bizet's Carmen by Georges Bizet( visu )
10 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in French and English and held by 748 libraries worldwide
In 19th century Seville, Don Jose, a naive army corporal seduced by Carmen, abandons his career, his fiancee, even his dying mother. However, Carmen soon tires of him and takes up with a toreador. Don Jose begs the gypsy to return to him, but tragedy is the result of her taunting declarations of freedom
Le placard = Closet by Francis Veber( visu )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in French and English and held by 694 libraries worldwide
François, a dull and lonely accountant who works in a condom factory, is about to be fired. His new neighbor, in an effort to prevent the firing, creates photos and then spreads the rumor that François is gay, hoping the factory management might be afraid of a lawsuit for sexual discrimination. Nothing happens as it should, but the changes in François' life are drastic!
The neon demon by Nicolas Winding Refn( visu )
4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 664 libraries worldwide
When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will use any means necessary to get what she has
La doublure by Francis Veber( visu )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and English and held by 643 libraries worldwide
Pierre Levasseur is an important CEO who is photographed with his lover, Elena, a world-famous model. In an attempt to salvage his marriage, he tries to convince his wife that Elena is not his lover, but that of François Pignon, the porter who was passing by and ended up on the photograph. To make his story believable, Levasseur convinces Pignon and Elena to move in together and to pretend to be a couple. Things get more complicated when this creates tensions between Pignon and his former flatmate Richard and his love interest Émilie. Ultimately, Levasseur's wife discovers the truth and decides to play games with her husband
Week end by Jean-Luc Godard( visu )
8 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in French and English and held by 630 libraries worldwide
Determined to collect an inheritance from a dying relative, a bourgeois couple travel across the French countryside while civilization crashes and burns around them. Featuring a justly famous centerpiece sequence in which the camera tracks along a seemingly endless traffic jam, and rich with historical and literary references, is a surreally funny and disturbing call for revolution, a depiction of society retreating to savagery, and, according to the credits, the end of cinema itself
Madame de-- ( visu )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in French and held by 617 libraries worldwide
The wife of a 19th century General sells the earrings her husband gave her on their wedding day to pay off debts, which sets off a chain reaction of deceit that includes her husband, his mistress, and her lover
Vatel by Roland Joffé( visu )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and French and held by 596 libraries worldwide
The Duc de Condé's employee, François Vatel, is in charge of cooking, and preparing shows for the French King Louis XIV when he visits the castle of Chantilly, owned by de Condé. If Vatel can impress the King, de Condé will gain his favors, and the destiny of France will change. While the King is visiting and three days of banquets ensue, Vatel falls in love with the King's mistress
La faute à Fidel = Blame it on Fidel by Julie Gavras( visu )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in French and English and held by 549 libraries worldwide
When Fernando and Marie decide to dedicate themselves full time to various political causes, their nine-year-old daughter, Anna, must learn to face the world on her own
Belle et Sébastien by Nicolas Vanier( visu )
6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and French and held by 534 libraries worldwide
French Alps, 1943. Six-year old orphan Sebastian lives on the mountainside with a kind but gruff caretaker. He forms a bond with Belle, a wild dog. Together they help refugees fleeing Nazi Germany for the safety of Switzerland
Gaumont treasures, 1897-1913 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in Undetermined and held by 198 libraries worldwide
This collection looks at three pioneering French filmmakers from the Gaumont studio, Alice Guy, Louis Feuillade and Léonce Perret, with both extensive examples of their work, and short biographies (in the cases of Feuillade and Perret)
 
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