WorldCat Identities

Pathé, Charles 1863-1957

Overview
Works: 57 works in 104 publications in 3 languages and 1,275 library holdings
Genres: Silent films  History  Short films  Drama  Animated films  War films  Comedy films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Experimental films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author, Other, Contributor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Charles Pathé
Landmarks of early film by David Shepard( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of the very earliest films from the first projections of moving images to the advent of the feature film, an area of film history often underseen, underappreciated and understudied
La roue = The wheel( Visual )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taken to its bare bones, the story deals with Sisif, a locomotive engineer who saves Norma, an infant girl, from a train wreck and raises her as his adopted daughter. Norma thinks Sisif's son Elie is her brother, and when the two fall in love, she leaves to marry a virtual stranger. Sisif is also obsessed with her and the plot elaborates this triangular relationship. La Roue is even more remarkable for its cinematic accomplishment than for its story. The film was taken almost entirely on location. Sets were built along the railroad tracks in the yard at St. Roch, near Nice, and at an elevation of 13,000 feet on Mount Blanc. Gance pioneered a dazzlingly innovative style of rapid montage that revolutionized filmmaking around the world, especially in the works of Eisenstein and his contemporaries in the Soviet Union. Almost every sequence was experimental; as his cinematographer, L-H Burel recalled, 'I'd never come to the end of it if I were to list all the tests we did, all the special effects I invented, and all the innovations we launched. ' Like Intolerance and Citizen Kane, La Roue became a source book of cinematic invention that reverberated in countless other classic films over the decades. It was hailed by artists and intellectuals, who recognized it as a stunning advance in modern art. This new restoration with a running time of nearly four and a half hours, accompanied by Robert Israel's symphonic score, is the fullest presentation of La Roue to reach the public since 1923. It at last allows audiences today to experience the amazing, poetic vision that Abel Gance brought to the world
Spanish Clair de Lune( Visual )

1 edition published in 1909 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A jealous scene at a cantina takes an unexpected turn when the spurned lover's suicide leap is intercepted by a UFO. Émile Cohl borrows liberally from Georges Méliès' classic A trip to the moon (1902), but his fantasy of celestial redemption is full of irreverent touches. During its second decade of existence, the Gaumont Film Company continued to prove itself an indomitable force in cultivating and advancing the fledgling art of cinema
J'accuse by Abel Gance( Visual )

2 editions published in 1919 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J'Accuse, Abel Gance's extraordinary breakthrough work, is a World War I drama considered to be one of the most technically advanced films of the era and the first major pacifist film. It was referred to by Gance as "A human cry against the bellicose din of armies." It stars Marise Dauvray as Edith, a woman who is unhappily married to an older man, Francois (Severin-Mars), but is actually in love with a young poet, Jean Diaz (Romuald Joube). Both Jean and Francois end up on the front lines of World War I while Edith is captured by German forces and suffers atrocities at the hands of the soldiers. Gance contrasts individual human suffering with the larger horrors of war, depicted with stark realism. This new French-titled, tinted edition is a reconstruction of the film's original 1919 montage. It contains many original art cards with optional English subtitles by film historian Lenny Borger and features a new symphonic score by Robert Israel
De Pathé frères à Pathé cinéma by Charles Pathé( Book )

8 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in French and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecrits autobiographiques : souvenirs et conseils d'un parvenu, de Pathé frères à Pathé-cinéma : suivis de textes de circonstance, chronologie, annexes by Charles Pathé( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Publiés respectivement en 1926 et en 1940, les deux ouvrages autobiographiques dus à Charles Pathé (1863-1957) n'avaient jusqu'à présent fait l'objet d'aucune réédition intégrale, alors même que les historiens du cinéma français n'ont cessé de s'y référer. A juste titre, ces deux livres constituant un témoignage de premier ordre sur l'histoire exemplaire de l' "empire Pathé" dans sa période la plus glorieuse ainsi que sur la vie et la carrière de son fondateur, en même temps que sur les circonstances dans lesquelles cet âge d'or a pris fin. L'édition proposée ici, un demi-siècle après la disparition de leur auteur, rend à nouveau accessibles ces textes essentiels. Elle est enrichie de textes complémentaires et d'une chronologie, ainsi que d'un substantiel appareil de notes qui éclaire utilement le propos à l'intention des lecteurs d'aujourd'hui. Avec 55 photos et documents in et hors texte
Pioneers of the French cinema( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 1 is a compilation of short films, made by Auguste and Louis Lumière, that were shown at the first public exhibitions of projected motion pictures, along with four other short films directed by Georges Milès. Volume 2 is a collection of short films made by Ferdinand Zecca and Charles Pathé between 1904-1911
Experimentation and discovery( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genesis of the motion picture medium is recreated in this 5-part collection of the cinema's formative works which reveal the foundation from which the styles and plots of contemporary cinema would later evolve. In this third program the films presented here, ranging from the ingeniously creative to the boldly audacious, offer a sampling of the primitive masterworks from the first ten years of motion picture production that allowed the technical novelty of cinema to so quickly flourish into an artistically expressive medium
Comedy, spectacle and new horizons( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genesis of the motion picture medium is recreated in this 5-part collection of the cinema's formative works which reveal the foundation from which the styles and plots of contemporary cinema would later evolve. This fifth program examines some of the integral works that begin to reflect the modern day cinema. Interspersed with authentic hand-tinted lantern slides used during early theatrical exhibitions
Early Russian Cinema( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in Russian and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early Russian Cinema Volume One: Beginnings Sten'ka Razin has the distinction of being the first Russian dramatic production - a tribute to the determination of its producer, Aleksandr Drankov. When his first seventeen actualities failed to win serious attention in early 1908, he answered the widespread call for Russian-made films with Sten'ka Razin. This account of the popular brigand leader who dallied with a captured Persian princess was adapted from a traditional ballad 'From the Island to the Deep Stream' and Drankov commissioned original music to accompany his film from no less than Ippolitov-lvanov, then head of the Moscow Conservatoire. Energetic promotion ensured the film's commercial success and launched Drankov's career as a producer. Princess Tarakanova marked the arrival of the film d'art formula in Russia. By this time, the original Film d'Art company had become a subsidiary of Pathé, but its first success, The Assassination of the Duc de Guise (1908), remained a prestige model for films aimed at 'cultured'#x9D; audiences with their lavish attention to costume, decor and theatrical acting. This first Russian example was based on a play about the martyred Princess and boasted a cast of well-known actors. Romance with a Double Bass: 'If we are not mistaken, this is the first cinema interpretation of Chekhov's works. And one must give them their due - they have treated it with all the respect owed to the name of Anton Pavlovich. This excellently acted film is further distinguished by the striking purity and richness of the photography and the beauty of the locations in which the action takes place.' (Sinefono, 1911, no. 2) Early Russian Cinema Volume Two: FOLKLORE AND LEGEND1908 saw the belated start of Russian film production. Up to this point, imported films from France, America, Britain, and the other main European producers had satisfied a rapidly expanding exhibition market. But there was also growing demand for truly Russian pictures - one which the entrepreneurial Drankov first tapped with his Sten'ka Razin, launched with a fanfare in October 1908. The producer who was to become his only real rival over the next ten years did not manage to release his first film until two months later and then it proved a commercial failure - 'thus the dream of releasing Russia's first picture on an everyday theme, #x9D; Khanzhonkov recalled in 1937, failed to materialize.#x9D; Today, however, this simple gypsy tale has a plein air freshness and authenticity (it used real gypsies) which Sten'ka Razin lacks. But this ex-cavalry officer was undaunted. Recruiting the determined Goncharov as his director, Khanzhonkov backed a group of three historical scenarios, of which Russian Wedding was one. Accounts of the filming reveal how little experience was available, but Goncharov's attention to setting and costume - and his assistant Chardynin's help with the actors - resulted in films that had immediate appeal, not least for nationalistic reasons. Rusalka, based on Pushkin's play about a prince and a mermaid, followed in Goncharov's resolutely ornate style, with Fester once again creating a decor based on the popular narrative painting of the time. The film's trick effects and surreal underwater set are less typical of Russian production and may reflect the popularity of Pathé's trick films at this time. By 1911, when the unreleased Brigand Brothers was started, Goncharov's pantomime style seemed dated. Yet with the future star Mozzhukhin already showing his quality, and superb locations around the Moscow River, he managed one of the most expressive of all early classic adaptations - in this case Pushkin's epic poem
The enchanted studio. More from the enchanted studio( Visual )

in English and No Linguistic content and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juxtaposition de quatre films réalisés pour Charles Pathé, entre 1907-1908, probablement par Ferdinand Zecca: "La petite course des gendarmes", 1907; "Le chien et ses mérites", 1908; "Une démangeaison diabolique", 1908; "le spectre rouge", 1907. Ce dernier film, avec accompagnement sonore, a été coloré à la main, image par image
Comedy, spectacle and new horizons( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By 1907 the cinema's initial growing pains had subsided and fairly distinct generic categories of production were established. This volume of The Movies Begin examines some of these integral works that begin to reflect the modern day cinema -- punctuated with authentic hand-tinted lantern slides used during early theatrical exhibition. Visual comedy, with notable elements of slapstick, is represented in Pathé Frères' The Policeman's Little Run (1907), Bangville Police (1913, marking the first appearance of the legendary Keystone Kops) and Max Linder's Troubles Of A Grass Widower (1908). Best remembered today as a major influence on Charlie Chaplin, Linder was one of the first and most popular stars of the cinema. The comic potential of such a basic device as an undercranked camera is exhibited in Pathés Onésime, Horloger (Onésime, Clock-maker, 1912). Alice Guy-Blaché's Making An American Citizen (1912) is an excellent example of the films of social conscience, always an undercurrent beneath the apparently smooth surfaces of commercial productions. Released the very same week was D.W. Griffith's A Girl And Her Trust, a superb film of wide emotional range and great technical virtuosity made near the end of his tenure at the Biograph Company. Nero, Or The Fall Of Rome (1909) strains at conventional film limitations in dimension and duration, looking forward to the revolutionary Italian epics (Cabiria, The Last Days Of Pompeii) that followed a few years later. Equally prophetic are the dazzling animations showcased in the Vitograph Company's Windsor McCay And His Animated Pictures (1911)."--Publisher
Landmarks of early film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To study where we've been is to better understand where we are, but early film is not of interest only because it illuminates present practices. Beyond considerable historical interest, the material collected here provides immense pleasure on its own terms. These are old films, and they are influential films. But beond that, the bottom line is that they are sonderful films, rewarding our close attention with great enjoyments."--Container
The Movies begin, a five part series( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genesis of the motion picture medium is recreated in this 5-part collection of the cinema's formative works which reveal the foundation from which the styles and plots of contemporary cinema would later evolve. In this third program, the films presented here, ranging from the ingeniously creative to the boldly audacious, offer a sampling of the primitive masterworks from the first ten years of motion picture production that allowed the technical novelty of cinema to so quickly flourish into an artistically expressive medium
Les Pionniers du cinéma français( Visual )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short films made by Ferdinand Zecca and Charles Pathé between 1904 and 1911
Experimentation and discovery( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genesis of the motion picture medium is recreated in this 5-part collection of the cinema's formative works which reveal the foundation from which the styles and plots of contemporary cinema would later evolve. In this third program, the films presented here, ranging from the ingeniously creative to the boldly audacious, offer a sampling of the primitive masterworks from the first ten years of motion picture production that allowed the technical novelty of cinema to so quickly flourish into an artistically expressive medium
40 years of the Magic Roundabout by Andy Lane( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abel Gance's La roue, 1922 = Wheels of fate( Visual )

in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragic story of the wheel of fate, told with the romantic energy of Victor Hugo and the melodramatic impact of Euripides. In the story, Sisif, a railwayman, and his son Elie fall in love with the beautiful Norma, whom Sisif rescued from a train crash and raised as his daughter, with tragic results
Pathé-Frères trick film fantasies( Visual )

in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring a collection of early French comic and short subjects
The Movies begin, a five part series( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genesis of the motion picture medium is recreated in this 5-part collection of the cinema's formative works which reveal the foundation from which the styles and plots of contemporary cinema would later evolve. This fifth program examines some of the integral works that begin to reflect the modern day cinema, punctuated with authentic hand-tinted lantern slides used during early theatrical exhibition
 
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40 years of the Magic Roundabout
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Alternative Names
Charles Pathé französischer Unternehmer und Filmpionier

Charles Pathé French businessman

Charles Pathé industriel français du cinéma

Charles Pathé produttore cinematografico francese

Gebroeders Pathé Frans filmproducent (1863-1957)

Pathé 1863-1957 Frères

Pathé, Charles Morand 1863-1957

Pathé Frères 1863-1957

Пате, Шарль

Шарль Пате

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Languages
English (30)

French (27)

Russian (1)