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Franju, Georges 1912-1987

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Most widely held works by Georges Franju
Les yeux sans visage = Eyes without a face( Visual )

19 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in French and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A plastic surgeon, holed up in a Paris mansion, is obsessively slicing off the faces of kidnapped women and grafting the flayed skin onto the rotting countenance of his beloved young daughter, disfigured in an automobile accident
Eyes without a face by Georges Franju( Visual )

78 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A plastic surgeon, holed up in a Paris mansion, is obsessively slicing off the faces of kidnapped women and grafting the flayed skin onto the rotting countenance of his beloved young daughter, disfigured in an automobile accident
Georges Méliès : first wizard of cinema (1896-1913) by Georges Méliès( Visual )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arranged in chronological order, this comprehensive thirteen hour collection gathers for the first time nearly all surviving films of Georges Méliès from his first (Card party, 1896) to his last (The voyage of the Bouririchon Family, 1913), bracketing more than 170 others. Beautiful new music has been prepared by ten leading practitioners of silent film accompaniment
Judex( Visual )

9 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in French and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mysterious kidnapping of a corrupt banker by a shadowy crime fighter (American magician Channing Pollock) spins out into a thrillingly complex web of deceptions. Combining stylish sixties modernisms with silent-cinema touches and even a few unexpected sci-fi accents
Le sang des bêtes = The blood of the beasts by Georges Franju( Visual )

27 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franju's first film, a study of the Paris slaughterhouses, interweaves elements of realism, lyricism and a few surrealistic touches. The ritualistic aspects of the abbatoirs combined with the exposed atrocities of World War II to serve as a commentary on urban life and by extension, the human condition. Death is omnipresent beneath the surface of everyday activity
Judex( Visual )

9 editions published in 2014 in French and English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mysterious kidnapping of a corrupt banker by a shadowy crime fighter (American magician Channing Pollock) spins out into a thrillingly complex web of deceptions. Combining stylish sixties modernisms with silent-cinema touches and even a few unexpected sci-fi accents
Judex( Visual )

20 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this crime melodrama, Franju pays homage to early French cinema, particularly the work of pioneer director Louis Feuillade. Indeed, the film takes its title from Feuillade's 1916 serial of the same name. Favraux, a wicked banker, is warned by super detective Judex that unless he reforms he will be punished. Judex kidnaps Favraux at a masked ball and while disguised as the banker's elderly secretary, informs the banker's daughter Jacqueline about her father's immoral dealings. She reacts promptly by renouncing her inheritance. Diana Monti is a governess-cum-mistress of disguise in love with Favraux but having an affair with Morales. Her plan to cheat Jacqueline out of her inheritance is foiled. Monti kills her lover and herself. Favraux, too, commits suicide leaving Judex and Jacqueline to marry. Franju's film is noteworthy for its stark black and white cinematography and for its use of silent film conventions like irises and intertitles. The casting of a real magician in the title role complements the film's surreal mood. (Circulates)
Le Grand Melies by Georges Franju( Visual )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A docudrama of the life of the pioneering cinematographer Melies followed by some of his famous short films
La Nouvelle Vague par elle-même = The New Wave by itself by Robert Valey( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in French and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French film directors discuss how the post-war film movement in France attempted to revitalize cinema. Includes film clips from some of their most important works
Les yeux sans visage = Eyes without a face( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le sang des bêtes = Blood of the beasts : "This 1949 documentary by Franju depicts the brutal reality of Paris' abattoirs (slaughterhouses) in a disarmingly beautiful visual style. The film is presented with its original French soundtrack (with optional English subtitles) and an optional English-language soundtrack."--Disc menu
Pleins feux sur l'assassin( Visual )

15 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in French and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elderly aristocrat vanishes without a trace and his heirs are told they must wait for five years before they can inherit his money; to pay for the upkeep of the vast estate, they organize a Son et Lumière tourist attraction as they also search for the missing corpse, as tragic accidents begin to occur all too frequently
La tête contre les murs = Head against the wall by Georges Franju( Visual )

16 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to get rid of his troublesome son François, Maître Gérane manages to have him committed to a mental hospital owned by Dr. Varmont, a supporter of traditional treatments, in constant conflict with Dr. Emery, whose therapy takes the psychology of patients into account. François soon makes friends with Heurtevent, a sweet epileptic, and both decide to escape from the place. Their attempt is a failure and Heurtevent, unable to get over what he considers a return to hell, commits suicide. But rebellious François tries again and this time around he is successful. He finds shelter at his friend Stephanie's home
La forme courte 7 films by Jacques Rozier( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Méliès le cinémagicien by Georges Méliès( Visual )

7 editions published in 2008 in French and English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tribute to the pioneering magician of the cinema opens with Georges Franju's docudrama, Le Grand Mélies, which shows the beginning of his career, followed by recordings of some of his most popular films
Thérèse Desqueyroux by Georges Franju( Visual )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in French and German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Thérèse is acquitted of trying to poison her husband, Bernard Desqueyroux, she recalls the events that lead to her being charged. At the beginning of her marriage to Bernard, the only respite she found from the stifling provincial life was the company of her sister-in-law Anne. After Anne left, Thérèse found herself trapped in a loveless marriage to a boring man, whose only interest was in preserving his family name and property. Desperately lonely and trapped, she accidentally learns that an increase in Bernard's medicine makes him very ill, so she begins to experiment, taking advantage of his hypochondria and forgetfulness
Judex : Nuits rouges( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuits rouge: Shadowman hunts for the treasure of the Knights Templar
Georges Méliès : 30 chefs-d'oeuvre de Georges Méliès remasterisés tournés entre 1896 et 1912 by Georges Méliès( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

29 short silent films conceived, directed, designed and often starred in them by Georges Méliès (disc 1). Bonus disc presents a documentary dealing with the life of French filmmaker and his contributions to the development of motion pictures and special effects photography
Georges Méliès : le premier magicien du cinéma (1896-1913) by Georges Méliès( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in French and English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indiqué sur la jaquette : "Cette collection monumentale rassemble la presque totalité des films conservés de Georges Méliès, du premier "Partie de cartes" (1896) au dernier, "Le voyage de la famille Bourrichon" (1913)". Les films de Méliès sont un enchantement pour tous les âges. Plus qu'un pionnier, il demeure le maître absolu de la fantaisie et du rêve, le premier et le plus incroyable magicien du cinéma
Thomas l'imposteur by Georges Franju( Visual )

9 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in French and Multiple languages and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pour Jean Cocteau : "Les personnages de Thomas l'Imposteur ne pouvaient se réunir que dans le vide du début de la guerre. Ce sont les mouches irisées du charnier." Pour Jean-Claude Bory : "Thomas l'Imposteur de Georges Franju c'est la dénonciation d'une societé qui goûte dans la guerre des autres un remède inespéré contre l'ennui. On y reconnaît l'élégance, la prestesse, la souplesse, la désinvolture de Cocteau."
Georges Franju by Gabriel Vialle( Book )

7 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Georges Franju Frans filmregisseur (1912-1987)

Georges Franju französischer Filmregisseur

Georges Franju French filmmaker

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