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Blain, Gérard

Overview
Works: 112 works in 305 publications in 6 languages and 2,899 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  History  Motion pictures  Fiction  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Scenarist, Film editor, Director, Author, Costume designer, Interviewee, Author of dialog, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Gérard Blain
Publications by Gérard Blain
Publications by Gérard Blain, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Gérard Blain
 
Most widely held works by Gérard Blain
Hatari! by Howard Hawks( visu )
11 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in English and held by 763 libraries worldwide
A group of highly skilled professional game hunters in Africa capture big game with strong rope and cameras for zoos and circuses
Der amerikanische Freund by Wim Wenders( visu )
19 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 534 libraries worldwide
Story about a Hamburg picture framer who is perfectly ordinary except that he is suffering from a rare and fatal blood disease. His peace and sanity are upset when he is offered money to assassinate a Mafia figure in Paris
Les cousins by Claude Chabrol( visu )
31 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 441 libraries worldwide
Simple, good-hearted country cousin Charles comes to study at the Sorbonne in Paris where he stays at the luxury apartment of Paul, his cynical city cousin. Charles works hard but fails his exams, Paul doesn't but passes and gets Charles's girl. Chabrol's second feature film re-unites Jean-Claude Brialy and Gerard Blain, the two lead actors from his debut feature, 'Le Beau Serge'. Paul (Brialy) is a hedonistic and confident Parisian student living in his uncle's fashionable inner city flat. He spends his time drinking, carousing, sleeping with a variety of female friends and playing the role of matchmaker for his friends, arranging trysts in an ongoing merry go round of bed partners. He is an emotionally remote and decadent man, adhering to a dubious moral code, who approaches his friends love lives with devilish detachment. Charles (Blain) is his naive country cousin, a dedicated student, who stays with Paul whilst studying for his law exams. When Charles is introduced to Paul's swinging set, he instantaneously falls for Florence, a beautiful woman who is intrigued by Charles' innocence. Paul is perturbed as he observes the attraction between the two and the respect that Charles displays for Florence. A clash is inevitable as the rivalry for Florences affection grows. The contrast between the two main characters morality is acute, especially in their attitudes toward women. A dramatic study of class conflict and personal responsibility 'Les Cousins' is a riveting and perverse study of decadent Parisian student life. The City of Lights is captured by Decae's camera as if seen through the amazed eyes of Charles. The film won the Best Film award at the Berlin Film Festival in 1959. Also available on 16mm
Le beau Serge by Claude Chabrol( visu )
33 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in French and No Linguistic Content and held by 390 libraries worldwide
Follows a successful yet sickly young man who returns home to the small village where he grew up. There, he finds himself at odds with his former close friend - now unhappily married and a wretched alcoholic, and the provincial life he represents
Two short films by François Truffaut Les Mistons ; Antoine & Colette ( visu )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in French and held by 136 libraries worldwide
The mischief makers in Les mistons, are five boys who spend a summer pursuing and harassing a young couple in love
Les quatre cents coups by François Truffaut( visu )
8 editions published between 1958 and 2007 in French and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette : Les débuts de la vie d'Antoine Doinel, célèbre personnage de François Truffaut. A douze ans, Antoine découvre le monde et ses parents. Une triste découverte qui provoque sa fugue et son internement dans une maison de redressement dont il s'évade
The American friend ( visu )
12 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Story about a Hamburg picture framer who is perfectly ordinary except that he is suffering from a rare and fatal blood disease. His peace and sanity are upset when he is offered money to assassinate a Mafia figure in Paris. DVD
Le beau serge Handsome Serge ( visu )
9 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in French and held by 83 libraries worldwide
A young theology student returns to his native Creuse and tries to redeem his old friend who has become a drunkard
Les mistons The brats = [The mischief makers] ( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in French and held by 43 libraries worldwide
The mischief makers in Les mistons are five boys who spend a summer pursuing and harassing a young couple in love. Antoine et Colette is the second installment of the "Antoine Doinel" series, in which the young man at 18 falls in love with an older student who doesn't return his feeling
John Wayne collection by WAY( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Donovan's Reef. 'Guns' Donovan prefers carousing with his pals Doc Dedham and 'Boats' Gilhooley, until Dedham's high-society daughter Amelia shows up in their South Seas paradise. Hatari! . A group of men trap wild animals in Africa and sell them to zoos. Will the arrival of a female wildlife photographer change their ways ? In harm's way. A naval officer reprimanded after Pearl Harbor is later promoted to rear admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.-- IMdB
Michel Tournier by Gérard Blain( visu )
6 editions published in 1983 in French and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Gerard Blain looks at the life and writings of Michel Tournier
Charlotte et Véronique, ou, Tous les garçons sáppellent Patrick All boys are called Patrick by Jean-Luc Godard( visu )
in French and held by 19 libraries worldwide
[1st work] Charlotte et Véronique : college roommates become acquainted with the same ardent Patrick on the same day in separate encounters. Each falls for his line and agrees to a later date with him. They do not realize they have dates with the same Patrick until later, when they see him giving another girl "the rush."--[2nd work] Les Mistons : focuses on the fantasies and exploits of five adolescent boys who become infatuated with, and try to win the attention of an older woman in love
Les Mistons by François Truffaut( visu )
14 editions published between 1957 and 1995 in Undetermined and French and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Reflects on the awakening of the sensuality, the innocent malice, the unpredictable jealousy, and the unknown desires of adolescence in a story about a gang of boys who decide to hate and torment an older girl because of her affection for her boyfriend
Die Enttäuschten ( visu )
3 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in German and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Eine Erbschaft ermöglichte es Claude Chabrol im Jahr 1958, diesen Film zu drehen. Mit seinem Regiedebüt avancierte er neben Godard und Truffaut zum Mitbegründer der "Nouvelle Vague" des französischen Films. Chabrol erzählt die Geschichte zweier Freunde: Als Francois, der in Paris studiert hat, an Tuberkolose erkrankt, kehrt er in sein kleines Heimatdorf zurück. Sein Freund Serge fristet dort ein trostloses Leben als Lastwagenfahrer. Er trinkt und ist unglücklich verheiratet. Francois will Serge zur Trennung von seiner Frau bewegen, erkennt aber später, daß er damit einen Fehler begangen hat
Les 400 coups by François Truffaut( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Antoine Doinel a quatorze ans. En classe, il ne cesse d'avoir des ennuis avec son maître d'école, qui le punit pour avoir écrit sur les murs de la classe. A la maison, ses parents se montrent indifférents à son égard, et ne savent que faire de lui pendant les vacances. N'ayant pas fait sa punition, Antoine fait l'école buissonnière avec son copain René et surprend sa mère dans les bras de son amant. La vie du jeune Antoine s'annonce sous le signe du mensonge et de la débrouille. (Jaquette)
L'oro di Roma ( visu )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in Italian and held by 11 libraries worldwide
During the Nazi occupation, the Jews of Rome were asked to comeup with either fifty kilograms of gold or two hundred heads of households as hostages. Two youths attempt to mobilize the community, but their efforts fall short
Les quatre cents coups The 400 blows by François Truffaut( visu )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in French and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Les Quatres Cents Coups: A 12-year-old boy, unhappy at home, finds himself in a detention centre but finally escapes and keeps running [c.f. Halliwell's]
Schrei, wenn Du kannst ( visu )
8 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Die Geschichte einer Studentenclique im Pariser Universitätsviertel Saint-Germain-des-Pres: Hinter der Fassade von spielerischer Lässigkeit und gepflegter Langeweile verbirgt sich ein tiefer Lebensüberdruß. Aus harmlosen Späßen wird tödlicher Ernst, eine unglückliche Liebesgeschichte endet gewaltsam. Chabrols präzises Porträt ebenso wohlhabender wie neurotischer Nichtstuer schwankt zwischen Faszination und kritischer Distanz. Anspielungen auf die faschistoide Mentalität der jungen Helden, die sich in kleinen Details äußert (in der deutschen Synchronfassung teilweise getilgt oder verfälscht), legen eine politische Interpretation zwar nahe, bleiben allerdings wenig verbindlich, da sich der Film völlig auf die wertungsfreie Darstellung eines Milieus beschränkt. (Fernsehtitel auch: "Die Augen einer Fremden")
Le beau Serge ; (suivi de) Les cousins by Claude Chabrol( visu )
1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Die Enttäuschten Le beau Serge ( visu )
2 editions published in 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 7 libraries worldwide
 
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Blain, Gérard Ernest Zéphirin 1930-2000
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