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Blain, Gérard

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Most widely held works about Gérard Blain
 
Most widely held works by Gérard Blain
Hatari! by Howard Hawks( Visual )

18 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of highly skilled professional game hunters capture ferocious big game for zoos and circus attractions
Le beau Serge = Handsome Serge by Claude Chabrol( Visual )

54 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in French and Undetermined and held by 635 WorldCat member 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."--Container
Der amerikanische Freund = American friend( Visual )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 468 WorldCat member 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 an insistent Frenchman offers him money to assassinate a Mafia figure in Paris
Der Amerikanische Freund = the American friend( Visual )

7 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and German and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young picture framer thinks that he has a terminal disease and is set up to become a hired assassin in West Germany because of the lure of quick money
Les cousins( Visual )

5 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in French and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Claude Chabrol crafts a sly moral fable about a provincial boy who comes to live with his sophisticated bohemian cousin in Paris. Through these seeming opposites, Chabrol conjures a darkly comic character study that questions notions of good and evil, love and jealousy, and success in the modern world. A mirror image of Le beau Serge, Les cousins recasts that film's stars, Jean-Claude Brialy and Gérard Blain, in startlingly reversed roles"--Container
Les cousins by Claude Chabrol( Visual )

30 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 216 WorldCat member 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 salades de l'amour : the supplements by François Truffaut( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working with François Truffaut: Interview with co-writers Claude de Givray and Bernard Revon
Two short films by François Truffaut : Les Mistons ; Antoine & Colette( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mischief makers in Les mistons are five boys who spend a summer pursuing and harassing a young couple in love
Les quatre cents coups by François Truffaut( Visual )

7 editions published between 1958 and 2007 in French and held by 96 WorldCat member 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 cousins( Visual )

7 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claude Chabrol crafts a sly moral fable about a provincial boy who comes to live with his sophisticated bohemian cousin in Paris. Through these seeming opposites, Chabrol conjures a piercing, darkly comic character study that questions notions of good and evil, love and jealousy, and success in the modern world. A mirror image of Le Beau Serge, Les Cousins recasts that film's stars, Jean-Claude Brialy and Gérard Blain, in startlingly reversed roles
John Wayne collection( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member 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
Der amerikanische Freund = L'ami américain by Wim Wenders( Visual )

16 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette :Atteint de leucémie, Jonathan Zimmermann, propriétaire d'un atelier d'encadrements à Hambourg, se sait irrémédiablement condamné. Il rencontre un jour l'Américain Tom Ripley, trafiquant de tableaux. Ce dernier présente à Jonathan l'un de ses amis, qui lui propose de tuer un inconnu contre une forte somme : Jonathan accepte, offrant ainsi une "assurance-vie" et un avenir à sa famille. C'est le début d'une spirale inéluctable
Les mistons = The brats = [The mischief makers]( Visual )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1999 in Undetermined and French and held by 51 WorldCat member 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
The American Friend by Wim Wenders( Visual )

15 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 40 WorldCat member 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
Der Amerikanische Freund : ein Film( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in German and English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychological thriller set in New York and Hamburg telling of the encounter between an American con artist and a German craftsman
Die Enttäuschten( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les 400 coups ; Les mistons by François Truffaut( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member 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)
Michel Tournier by Nicolas Ribowski( Visual )

5 editions published in 1983 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerard Blain looks at the life and writings of Michel Tournier
L'oro di Roma( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member 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
Hatari! (v.f.)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hatari! is Swahili for "danger" and also the word for action, adventure and broad comedy in this two-fisted Howard Hawks effort. John Wayne stars as the head of a daring Tanganyka-based group which captures wild animals on behalf of the world's zoos. Hardy Kruger, Gerard Blain and Red Buttons are members of Wayne's men-only contingent, all of whom are reduced to jello when the curvaceous Elsa Martinelli enters the scene. In tried and true Howard Hawks fashion, Martinelli quickly becomes "one of the guys," though Wayne apparently can't say two words to her without sparking an argument. The second half of this amazingly long (159 minute) film concerns the care and maintenance of a baby elephant; the barely credible finale is devoted to a comic pachyderm stampede down an urban African street, ending literally at the foot of Martinelli's bed. The other scene worth mentioning involves comedy-relief Red Buttons' efforts to create a fireworks-powered animal trap. Not to be taken seriously for a minute, Hatari is attractively packaged and neatly tied up with a danceable-pranceable theme song by Henry Mancini
 
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Hatari!
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Les salades de l'amour : the supplementsTwo short films by François Truffaut : Les Mistons ; Antoine & ColetteLes mistons = The brats = [The mischief makers]
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Blain, Gérard Ernest Zéphirin 1930-2000

Gérard Blain 1930-2000 French actor, film director and screenwriter

Gérard Blain acteur et réalisateur français

Gérard Blain attore francese

Gérard Blain francia színész, filmrendező, forgatókönyvíró

Gérard Blain francuski aktor (1930-2000)

Gérard Blain Frans acteur (1930-2000)

Gérard Blain franséische Schauspiller

Gérard Blain französischer Schauspieler, Filmregisseur und Drehbuchautor (1930-2000)

Блен, Жерар

جيرار بلين

ژرار بلان فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، و کارگردان فرانسوی

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