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Gégauff, Paul 1922-1983

Works: 106 works in 340 publications in 3 languages and 3,105 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Experimental films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Actor, Author, Author of dialog, Scenarist, Adapter, Writer of accompanying material, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Paul Gégauff
Publications by Paul Gégauff
Publications by Paul Gégauff, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Paul Gégauff
Most widely held works by Paul Gégauff
Plein soleil Purple noon by René Clément( visu )
30 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 721 libraries worldwide
Tom Ripley is employed by wealthy Mr. Greenleaf to bring back his playboy son Philippe, but instead they become firm friends and enjoy a luxurious life in the company of Philippe's fiancee Marge and her friend Freddie. When Mr. Greenleaf decides the mission has failed and cuts off Tom's funds he takes drastic action to maintain his new-found life of luxury
Les cousins by Claude Chabrol( visu )
18 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 388 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
Les biches by Claude Chabrol( visu )
23 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in French and held by 329 libraries worldwide
"Socialite Frederique encounters young student Why on the streets of Paris, seduces her and whisks her off to spend winter with the chic crowd in St. Tropez. When architect Paul meets Why, he too charms her and comes between the two lovers. Frederique then seduces Paul out of jealousy, but finds herself feeling real love. Paul and Frederique invite Why to live together with them, resulting in a ménage-à-trois beset by jealousy, madness, and ultimately, murder"--Container
Les bonnes femmes by Claude Chabrol( visu )
12 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in French and Undetermined and held by 305 libraries worldwide
Four Parisian shop girls, Ginette, Rita, Jacqueline and Jane seek fulfillment and love. Rita has a fiance whose family is obsessed with social status. Jane has a boyfriend in the army, but she still enjoys herself with chance encounters. Ginette has a secret passion that keeps her away from her colleagues at nights. Jacqueline is lonely, but a mysterious motorcyclist constantly follows her
Week end by Jean-Luc Godard( visu )
2 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 250 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
Que la bête meure by Claude Chabrol( visu )
21 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in French and held by 237 libraries worldwide
A writer searches for the hit-and-run driver who killed his young son
La decade prodigieuse by Claude Chabrol( visu )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in French and English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
Divided into 10 days, the story focuses on the wealthy Van Horns. Orson Welles plays the eccentric tycoon who lives in an Alsatian chateau with his young wife and his adopted son, a sculptor given to hallucinatory fits that cause him to fear he has unknowingly committed murder. Of course, wife and son are having a passionate affair and being blackmailed, which sets in dizzying motion the complex plot
À double tour by Claude Chabrol( visu )
7 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in French and held by 103 libraries worldwide
A vintner brazenly carries on an affair with his beautiful neighbor right under the nose of his bitter wife. His daughter has herself caught the eye of a Hungarian ne'er do well, while his voyeur son begins to take liberties with his father's mistress. As family passions ripen, the stage is set for tragedy
More by Barbet Schroeder( visu )
20 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 101 libraries worldwide
Naive young Stefan (Klaus Grünberg) has fallen in with the wrong crowd and the wrong girl (Mimsy Farmer). Soon he won't have the will to do the right thing and leave them all behind. A vivid cautionary tale of the freespirited '60s. Its antidrug message still resonates loudly today
La vallée The Valley ( visu )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in French and held by 54 libraries worldwide
The valley is remote and uncharted. Teh native of New Guinea refuse to go there because it's where the gods live. But for a handful of 1970's dreamers and adventurers, it's where they must go
Ten days wonder ( visu )
4 editions published between 1972 and 2003 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
In part an oblique hommage to Fritz Lang and Hitchcock this is one of Chabrol's most playful and innovative narratives. He took an Ellery Queen detective story with a metaphysical conceit: the solution hinges on the Ten Commandments. Chabrol interweaves the Christian element, the murder mystery and Greek mythology with its humanising of the gods. The plot, structured in ten acts (each one day), brings together an outsider Paul, a philosophy lecturer replacing the detective in the fiction, an unstable young man, Charle, and Orson Welles as his billionaire father, Theo, who plays God (shades of Kane and Mr. Arkadin) and disrupts the relationship between Charles and his stepmother Helene and engineers a tragedy
Le signe du lion by Éric Rohmer( visu )
19 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in French and Undetermined and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Musicien d'origine étrangère, installé à Saint-Germain des Prés, Pierre Wersselin s'adonne plus volontiers à l'oisiveté et à la vie nocturne qu'à la sonate. Il emprunte régulièrement de l'argent à son entourage. En attentye d'un héritage, il refuse de travailler...premier long métrage d'Eric Rohmer, cette fable morale originale était annonciatrice du soin porté par le réalisateur aux lieux et aux décors de ses intrigues
Rebus. [Roman by Paul Gégauff( Book )
10 editions published between 1957 and 1998 in French and Undetermined and held by 30 libraries worldwide
La femme écarlate ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Een vrouw besluit, bedrogen door haar geliefe, hem te doden en daarna zelfmoord te plegen. Zij ontmoet een nieuwe liefde, maar volhardt in haar beslissing
Tous mes amis by Paul Gégauff( Book )
8 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in French and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Ce recueil de sept nouvelles traite de l'amitié à travers des personnages comiques, justes, touchants ou cyniques tels que des parasites mondains, un groupe mystique, de grands enfants torturant leurs parents, etc
Claude Chabrol's Pleasure party (Une partie de plaisir) ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Chabrol's dark vision of the complexities of modern day male dominated marriage. The story of a couple, Esther and Philippe, whose love is eroding away little by little, due mostly to Philippe's tyrannical will
The novices ( visu )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in French and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Agnes, a nun (Bardot), follows the convent to the beach for a swim in the ocean. She soon abandons the group and takes off on an adventurous romp. When she meets Lisa (Giradot), a fun-loving hooker, she thinks that perhaps being a prostitute would better suit her. But after several hilarious mishaps as a "working girl" she realizes she must choose between a habit and high heels
Le toit des autres by Paul Gégauff( Book )
5 editions published in 1952 in French and held by 19 libraries worldwide
La vallée by Barbet Schroeder( visu )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in French and English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
En Nouvelle-Guinée, la femme d'un diplomate français se joint à un groupe de jeunes hippies qui recherche une vallée mystérieuse
Une partie de plaisir ( visu )
10 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in French and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Chabrol's dark vision of the complexities of modern day male dominated marriage. The story of a couple, Esther and Philippe, whose love is eroding away little by little, due mostly to Philippe's tyrannical will
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Gegauf, Paul.
Gegauff, P. 1922-1983
Paul Gégauff fransk manusforfattar og skodespelar
Paul Gégauff fransk manusförfattare och skådespelare
Paul Gégauff französischer Drehbuchautor, Schriftsteller und Filmschauspieler
Paul Gégauff French screenwriter
Поль Гегофф французский сценарист, писатель и актёр
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