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The Resource 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, (DVD)

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, (DVD)

Label
Shoot the piano player
Title
Shoot the piano player
Statement of responsibility
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
Contributor
Composer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • fre
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
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, Raoul Coutard ; editing, Claudine Bouché, Cécile Decugis ; music, Georges Delerue
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
French dialogue, with optional English subtitles
LC call number
PS3513.O499
LC item number
D692 2005
PerformerNote
Charles Aznavour, Marie Dubois, Nicole Berger, Michèle Mercier
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1905-1990
  • 1924-
  • 1937-
  • 1934-1967
  • 1925-1992
  • 1917-1967
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Braunberger, Pierre
  • Truffaut, François
  • Moussy, Marcel
  • Aznavour, Charles
  • Dubois, Marie
  • Berger, Nicole
  • Mercier, Michèle
  • Delerue, Georges
  • Goodis, David
  • MK2 Productions
  • Films de la Pléiade (Firm)
  • Showtime Entertainment
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
92
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wide-screen DVDs
  • French language materials
  • Pianists
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Brothers
  • Gangsters
  • Criminal behavior
  • Feature films
  • Motion pictures, French
  • Foreign films
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
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, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel "Down there" by David Goodis
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1960
  • 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; a new essay by film critic Kent Jones
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (ca. 81 min.)
Isbn
9780780030633
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
037429212721
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
SHO140
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm61928081
  • (OCoLC)61928081
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
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, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel "Down there" by David Goodis
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1960
  • 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; a new essay by film critic Kent Jones
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (ca. 81 min.)
Isbn
9780780030633
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
037429212721
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
SHO140
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm61928081
  • (OCoLC)61928081
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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