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Blain, Gérard

Overview
Works: 112 works in 273 publications in 7 languages and 2,773 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  History  Motion pictures  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Director, Film editor, Scenarist, 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 )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 703 libraries worldwide
A group of highly skilled professional game hunters capture ferocious big game for zoos and circus attractions
Der amerikanische Freund by Wim Wenders( visu )
18 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 )
26 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 421 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 )
30 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 367 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 )
2 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 131 libraries worldwide
The mischief makers in Les mistons, are five boys who spend a summer pursuing and harassing a young couple in love
Le beau serge Handsome Serge ( visu )
9 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in French and held by 89 libraries worldwide
A young theology student returns to his native Creuse and tries to redeem his old friend who has become a drunkard
The American friend ( visu )
12 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 86 libraries worldwide
This adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel stars Dennis Hopper as Tom Ripley, an unscrupulous American art dealer who uses all the methods at his disposal to succeed. Filmmaker Wim Wenders was one of the premier talents of the New German Cinema, a movement which was based on the principles of the French New Wave and which singlehandedly revolutionised filmmaking in Germany. Wenders' keen artistic eye, his ability to write well-sculpted characters and his demonstrated passion for film elevate his work to the realm of legend.--Kanopy
Les quatre cents coups Les mistons by François Truffaut( visu )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in French and held by 63 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
Les mistons The brats = [The mischief makers] ( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in French and held by 47 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
Les quatre cents coups by François Truffaut( visu )
6 editions published between 1958 and 2007 in French and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Résumé figurant sur la jaquette : 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
John Wayne collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 35 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
Charlotte et Véronique, ou, Tous les garçons sáppellent Patrick All boys are called Patrick ( visu )
in French and held by 21 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
Michel Tournier ( visu )
3 editions published in 1983 in French and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Gerard Blain looks at the life and writings of Michel Tournier
Les mistons ( visu )
12 editions published between 1957 and 1995 in Undetermined and French and held by 12 libraries worldwide
A gang of boys living in a small town in southern France follow and spy upon two young lovers, persecuting them by writing comments about them on the walls of the town
Les 400 coups by François Truffaut( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 10 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)
Die Enttäuschten ( visu )
3 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in German and held by 9 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
Die Enttäuschten Le beau Serge ( visu )
2 editions published in 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 9 libraries worldwide
L'oro di Roma ( visu )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Italian and held by 8 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
Le beau Serge ; (suivi de) Les cousins by Claude Chabrol( visu )
1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 8 libraries worldwide
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]
 
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Blain, Gérard Ernest Zéphirin, 1930-2000
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