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Title Tirez sur le pianiste [videorecording] = Shoot the piano player / Janus Films ; MK2 diffusion ; Pierre Braunberger présente ; adaptation de F. Truffaut et Marcel Moussy ; dialogue et mise en scène de François Truffaut ; Les Films de la Pléiade.

Imprint Los Angeles, CA : Showtime Entertainment, [2005]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    F TIR    DUE 10-02-21
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library DVD.
Edition Special ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (approximately 92 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Series The Criterion collection ; 315
Criterion collection ; 315.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Language French dialogue, optional English subtitles.
Cast Charles Aznavour, Marie Dubois, Nicole Berger, Michèle Mercier.
Credits Cinematography, Raoul Coutard ; editing, Claudine Bouché, Cécile Decugis ; music, Georges Delerue.
Note Based on the novel "Down there" by David Goodis.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1960.
Program notes (28 p.) with essays "You'll laugh, you'll cry" by Kent Jones, "Interview with François Truffaut: Shoot the piano player" by Hèléne Larouch Davis, and "Truffaut on his actor" inserted in container.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary Charlie Kohler is a piano player in a bar. Lena, a waitress at the bar, is in love with him. One of Charlie's brothers, Chico, a crook, takes refuge in the bar because he is being chased by two gangsters, Momo and Ernest. But Charlie's real name is Edouard Saroyan, who was once a virtuoso who gave up playing after his wife's suicide. Charlie now has to deal wih Chico, Ernest, Momo, Fido (his youngest brother who lives with him), and Lena. Charlie ends up stumbling into the criminal underworld and a whirlwind love affair.
Note Special features: New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Raoul Coutard; audio commentary by film scholars Annette Insdorf and Peter Brunette; exclusive new video interviews with actors Charles Aznavour and Marie Dubois; video interview with Coutard, conducted in 2003; rare interview with François Truffaut collaborator Suzanne Schiffman, from 1986; excerpts from a 1965 episode of the French television program "Cinéastes de notre temps" dedicated to Truffaut; an excerpt from the French television program "Étoiles et toiles" in which Truffaut discusses his adaptation of the David Goodis novel; "The music of Georges Delerue": an illustrated essay; Dubois' screen test; theatrical trailer.
Contents Disc 1. The film -- Disc 2. The supplements.
Subject Pianists -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Brothers -- Drama.
Gangsters -- Drama.
Criminal behavior -- Drama.
Genre/Form Motion pictures, French.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Added Author Braunberger, Pierre, 1905-1990.
Truffaut, François.
Moussy, Marcel, 1924-1995.
Aznavour, Charles.
Dubois, Marie, 1937-2014.
Berger, Nicole, 1934-1967.
Mercier, Michèle.
Delerue, Georges, 1925-1992. Composer.
Goodis, David, 1917-1967. Down there.
MK2 Productions.
Films de la Pléiade (Firm)
Showtime Entertainment.
Added Title Shoot the piano player
ISBN 078003063X
Standard No. 037429212721
Music No. SHO140 Showtime Entertainment

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