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  • ISBN: 9781604654585
  • ISBN: 1604654589
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (161 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
  • Edition: Special ed.
  • Publisher: [United States] : The Criterion Collection, [2011]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Booklet features essays by critics Michael Almereyda, Robert Polito, B. Kite, and Luc Sante.
Special features, disc one: new high definition digital restoration ; audio commentaries ; score for À propos de Nice by Marc Perrone, from 2001 ; alternate edits from À propos de Nice, featuring footage cut by Vigo. Disc two: episode of the French television series Cinéastes de notre temps about Vigo, from 1964 ; conversation from 1968 between filmmakers François Truffaut and Eric Rohmer on L'Atalante ; animated tribute to Vigo by filmmaker Michel Gondry ; Les voyages de "L'Atalante," film restorer and historian Bernard Eisenschitz's 2001 documentary tracing the history of the film ; video interview from 2001 with director Otar Iosseliani on Vigo.
Formatted Contents Note:
À propos de Nice (1930, 23 min.) -- Taris (1931, 9 min.) -- Zèro de conduite (1933, 44 min.) -- L'Atalante (1934, 87 min.).
Participant or Performer Note:
Zèro de conduite: Jean Dasté, Robert le Flon, Louis Lefebvre.
L'Atalante: Dita Parlo, Jean Dasté, Michel Simon.
Summary, etc.:
Even among cinema's greatest legends, Jean Vigo stands alone. The son of a notorious anarchist, Vigo had a brief but brilliant career making poetic, lightly surrealist films before his life was cut tragically short by tuberculosis at age twenty-nine. Like the daring early works of his contemporaries Jean Cocteau and Luis Bunũel, Vigo's films refused to play by the rules. This set includes all of Vigo's titles.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC, region 1, (1.33:1) and (1.19:1) aspect ratio, Dolby Digital mono.
Language Note:
Taris, Zèro de conduite and L'Atalante: French dialogue; English subtitles. Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
À propos de Nice is a silent film.
Subject: Digital recordings.
Swimmers > Drama.
Boarding school students > Drama.
Newlyweds > Drama.
Nice (France) > Drama.
Genre: Experimental films.
Short films.
Feature films.
Silent films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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