Jean Vigo
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Jean Vigo by Joseph Feldman

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Published by British Film Institute in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Vigo, Jean, -- 1905-1934.

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Edition Notes

Statementcompiled by Joseph and Harry Feldman ; edited by Herman G. Weinberg ; with articles by James Agee, George Barbarow, Gyula Zilzer and Siegfried Kracauer.
SeriesNew index series -- no. 4
ContributionsFeldman, Harry Allen, 1897-, Weinberg, Herman G.
The Physical Object
Pagination28 p., (4) leaves of plates :
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21030704M

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New high-definition digital restorations of all of Jean Vigo’s films: À propos de Nice, Taris, Zéro de conduite, and L’Atalante, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks Audio commentaries featuring Michael Temple, author of Jean Vigo. Alternate shots from À propos de Nice, featuring footage Vigo cut from the film. Animated tribute to Vigo by filmmaker Michel Gondry/5(42). First published in , but with a new afterword by the film historian, Paul Ryan, this biography traces the extraordinary circumstances of the life and career of the French film-maker, Jean Vigo, Read more. The whole package intrigued me. I found out that its Director, Jean Vigo, was the son of Anarchist militants. The film was made (and subsequently banned for 15 years) when he was 27 and Vigo died at only Given my own age and circumstances, I had to . Jean Vigo is one of the legendary figures of world cinema, whose films L'Atalante and Zéro de Conduite still inspire young audiences today. Film historian Michael Temple explores Vigo's intense career and asks why it has had such a long-lasting impact on film culture, not just in France, but also for generations of filmmakers, critics, and moviegoers around the world.5/5(1).

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