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Thuillier, Jean

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Works: 12 works in 43 publications in 2 languages and 1,898 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Personal narratives‡vFrench 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1995.9.F67, 791.4372
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Publications about Jean Thuillier
Publications by Jean Thuillier
Most widely held works by Jean Thuillier
Un condamné à mort s'est échappé, ou, Le vent souffle où il vent A man escaped by Robert Bresson( visu )
16 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in French and held by 808 libraries worldwide
A French Resistance fighter is sent to an infamous prison in Lyon in 1943, where 7,000 of the 12,000 prisoners 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
Ascenseur pour l'échafaud Elevator to the gallows ( visu )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in French and English and held by 369 libraries worldwide
Love and fear produce death in this murder drama. The plot to murder his lover's husband backfires when Tavernier is charged with two other murders
Ascenseur pour l'echafaud by Louis Malle( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 336 libraries worldwide
Julien is a former paratrooper, who now works for millionaire arms dealer Simon Carala. He is in love with Florence, Carala's wife. They plan to murder him and make it look like a suicide, but Julien forgets a rather important detail. Leaving the engine of his sports car running, he races up to the office to retrieve it, but fate intervenes, and Julien misses his rendezvous with Florence. She spends the night wandering the Parisian streets alone. Meanwhile brash teenager Louis and his girlfriend Veronique decide to "borrow" the car, which launches a disastrous stream of coincidence with sinister consequences
Le testament d'Orphée, ou, Ne me demandez pas pourquoi by Jean Cocteau( visu )
7 editions published between 1959 and 2003 in French and held by 284 libraries worldwide
In his last film Cocteau portrays an 18th century poet who travels through time on a quest for divine wisdom. In a mysterious wasteland, he meets several symbolic phantoms that bring about his death and resurrection. The film finished the circle of the journey begun in Blood of a Poet, exploring the torturous relationship between the artist and his creations
Le Testament d'Orphée, ou, ne me demandez pas The testament of Orpheus, or, Do not ask me why ( visu )
2 editions published in 1980 in French and held by 49 libraries worldwide
A modern account of the Orpheus myth. The poet as an 18th century man, dies, enters space time, is revived and seeks his identity
Le Testament d'Orphée ou ne me demanoz pas The testament of Orpheus or Don't ask me why ( visu )
3 editions published in 1962 in French and English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Modern account of the Orpheus myth dealing with narcissism and with the portrayal of the poet as one torn between the real world and that of the spirit and imagination
The Louis Malle collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 13 libraries worldwide
[Ascenseur pour l'echafaud] A pair of lovers who conspire to murder Florence's husband in the most ingenious manner. However, not everything goes quite as planned
Le Testament d'Orphée ou ne me demandez pas pourquoi The testament of Orpheus or don't ask me why ( visu )
6 editions published between 1960 and 1986 in French and English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Modern account of the Orpheus myth dealing with narcissism and with the portrayal of the poet as one torn between the real world and that of the spirit and imagination
Un condamné à mort s'est échappé or, Le vent souffle où il veut = The wind blows where it wishes ( visu )
2 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Based on the memoirs of an imprisoned French resistance leader, this unbelievably taut and methodical marvel follows the fictional Fontaine's single-minded pursuit of freedom, detailing the planning and carrying out of his escape with gripping precision
Jean Cocteau collection. the blood of a poet ; Testament of Orpheus ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Blood of a poet: Jean Cocteau turns the Orpheus legend into a story of a poet and his encounter with death and the middle world. Testament of Orpheus: In his last film Cocteau portrays an 18th century poet who travels through time on a quest for divine wisdom. In a mysterious wasteland, he meets several symbolic phantoms that bring about his death and resurrection
Ascenseur pour l'échafaud Frantic ( visu )
1 edition published in 1958 in French and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Love and fear produce death in this murder drama. The plot to murder his lover's husband backfires when Tavernier is charged with two other murders
Le Sang d'un poete Le Testament d'Orphée, ou, Ne me demanoz pas pourquoi ( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Title 1. Cocteau's first film takes the form of an allegorical fantasy divided into four episodes linked by a commentary, 'trying to picture the poet's inner self', all of which supposedly occur in the fraction of a second that it takes for the falling chimney in the opening sequence to hit the ground (ca. 53 min.) --Title 2. Cocteau's last film: The poet, as an 18th century man, dies, enters space time, is revived, and seeks his identity (ca. 83 min.)
 
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English (4)
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