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Uniform Title Silence de la mer (Motion picture)
Title Le silence de la mer [videorecording] = The silence of the sea / Janus Films ; Gaumont présente ; Melville Productions ; Pierre Braunberger présente ; producteur délégué, Marcel Cartier ; adaptation et réalisation de Jean-Pierre Melville.

Publication Info. [Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    SIL    Available
Edition Two-DVD special edition.
Full screen.
Description 2 videodiscs (87 minutes) : sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (36 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.)
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Physical Medium DVD 4 3/4 in. rda
Description DVD digital optical mono Dolby Digital 1.0 rda
DVD full screen (1.33:1) 24 fps rda
DVD laser optical NTSC rda
DVD video file DVD video Region 1 rda
Motion picture
Series Criterion collection ; 755
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 755.
System Details DVD, NTSC region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital monaural.
Language In French and German with English subtitles.
Cast Howard Vernon, Nicole Stéphane, Jean-Marie Robain, Ami Aaröe, Georges Patrix, Denis Sadier.
Credits Director of photography, Henri Decae ; music, Edgar Bischoff ; Grand Orchestre des Concerts Colonne ; conductor, Paul Bonneau ; production director, Edmond Vaxelaire.
Note From the novel by Vercors (Jean Marcel Bruller).
Originally released as a motion picture in 1949.
Audience [Not rated]
Summary 1941. An idealistic, naive German officer in Nazi occupied France is assigned to the home of a middle-aged man and his grown niece. Their response to his presence - their only form of resistance - is complete silence.
Note Special features: Disc 2: 24 hours in the life of a clown (1946, Melville's seventeen-minute first film); Melville steps out of the shadows (2010, a 42-minute documentary about Le Silence De La Mer); Code name Melville (2008, a 76-minute documentary on Melville's time in the French Resistance and his films about it); Ginette Vincendeau (new interview with film scholar Ginette Vincendeau about the film); Cinépanorama (interview with Melville aired on the April 18, 1959 episode of the French television program Cinépanorama, conducted by François Chalais). Booklet includes essay "Stranger in the House" by critic Geoffrey O'Brien and a selection from Rui Nogueira's 1971 book Melville on Melville.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- France -- Drama.
Anti-Nazi movement -- France -- Drama.
France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945 -- Drama.
Soldiers -- Billeting -- France -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
War films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Melville, Jean-Pierre, 1917-1973, film director, screenwriter, interviewee (expression)
Braunberger, Pierre, 1905-1990, presenter.
Cartier, Marcel, film producer.
Vernon, Howard, actor.
Stéphane, Nicole, 1928- actor.
Robain, Jean-Marie (Actor), actor.
Aaröe, Ami, 1925- actor.
Patrix, Georges, 1920-1992, actor.
Sadier, Denis, actor.
Decae, Henri, director of photography.
Bischoff, Edgar, composer (expression)
Bonneau, Paul, conductor.
Vaxelaire, Edmond, production director.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Vercors, 1902-1991. Silence de la mer.
Vincendeau, Ginette, 1948- interviewee (expression)
Chalais, François, 1919- interviewer (expression)
O'Brien, Geoffrey, 1948- writer of supplementary textual content.
Nogueira, Rui, 1938- writer of supplementary textual content.
Orchestre des concerts Colonne, performer.
Janus Films, production company.
Gaumont (Firm), production company.
Melville Productions, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), film distributor.
Note Silence of the sea
Added Title 24 hours in the life of a clown
Code name Melville
Melville Steps Out of the Shadows
ISBN 9781604659870
Standard No. 715515145015
Music No. CC2479DDVD The Criterion Collection
CC2479D The Criterion Collection
CC2479D-1 The Criterion Collection (disc 1)
CC2479D-2 The Criterion Collection (disc 2)

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