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Title Le joli mai [videorecording] / Sofracima présente ; un film de Chris Marker et Pierre Lhomme.

Publication Info. Brooklyn, NY : Icarus Films, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD, Non-Fiction    944 JOL    Available
Edition 2-disc DVD deluxe edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (146 min.) : DVD video, sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (23 pages ; illustrations ; 19 cm)
Playing Time 022600
Description two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Physical Medium 4 3/4 in.
Description digital optical stereo rda
Dolby digital
NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Motion picture.
System Details DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.66:1); Dolby digital 2.0 mono.
Language English version with partial English subtitles and French version with English subtitles; optional French subtitles for the hearing impaired and optional audio description in French.
Performer Narration by Simone Signoret (English version) and Yves Montand (French version).
Credits Executive producer, Gisèle Rébillon ; photography, Etienne Becker, Denys Clerval, Pierre Villemain, Pierre Lhomme ; film editor, Eva Zora, Annie Meunier, Madeleine Lecompère ; music, Michel Legrand ; ; librettiste, Catherine Varlin.
Note Originally issued as a motion picture in France in 1963.
Includes booklet in English.
Includes versions with and without an interlude sung by Yves Montand.
Restored with the support of CNC; 20 minutes from the original have been cut with the permission of Chris Marker.
Original mono soundtrack remastered in Dolby digital 2.0.
Summary "Filmed just after the March ceasefire between France and Algeria, Le Joli Mai documents Paris during a turning point in French history: the first time since 1939 that France was not involved in any war."
Contents Disc 1. Le joli mai: Part I. A prayer from the Eiffel Tower ; Part 2. The return of Fantomas -- Disc 2. Bonus features: Jouer à Paris = Playtime in Paris / un film de Catherine Varlin (1962, 27 min.) ; D'un lointain regard... = A distant gaze... / un film de Jean Ravel (1964, 12 min.) ; Methode 1, exercice de cinêma en 1962 = Exercise in direct cinema / featuring Pierre Lhomme (1962, 5 min.) ; deleted scenes
Booklet. Chris Marker: "passionate objectivity" -- Pierre Lhomme's account -- Sound engineer Antoine Bonfanti's account -- Chris Marker -- Interview with Pierre Lhomme -- A discussion of the restoration work on Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme's 'Le joli mai' -- Points of reference 1962 -- Credits -- Thank you -- Chris Marker, 1921-2012 [filmography] -- Pierre Lhomme, born in 1930-cinematographer [filmography].
Subject Paris (France) -- Social life and customs.
Paris (France) -- History -- 1944-
Algeria -- History -- Revolution, 1954-1962 -- Social aspects.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Marker, Chris, 1921-2012, film director, screenwriter.
L'Homme, Pierre, 1930- film director, director of photography.
Varlin, Catherine, screenwriter, film director.
Signoret, Simone, 1921-1985, narrator.
Montand, Yves, 1921-1991, narrator.
Becker, Étienne, 1936- director of photography.
Clerval, Denys, director of photography.
Villemain, Pierre, 1906- director of photography.
Zora, Eva, editor of moving image work.
Meunier, Annie, editor of moving image work.
Lecompère, Madeleine, editor of moving image work.
Legrand, Michel, 1932- composer (expression)
Ravel, Jean, 1927-1990, film director.
Sofracima (Firm), production company.
Icarus Films, film distributor.
Note Title from English subtitles: The Lovely month of May
Added Title Container of (work): Jouer à Paris.
Container of (work): Playtime in Paris.
Container of (work): D'un lointain regard...
Container of (work): Distant gaze...
Container of (work): Methode 1, exercice de cinêma en 1962.
Container of (work): Exercise in direct cinema.
Standard No. 854565001626
Music No. 11036187

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