Les enfants du paradis [videorecording] /
Société nouvelle Pathé cinéma ; un film de Marcel Carné.
Special edition.
[United States] : Criterion Collection, c2002.
2 videodiscs (190 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in + 1 booklet.
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[United States] : Criterion Collection, c2002.
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Not licensed for classroom use
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Disc one. The boulevard of crime -- Disc two. The man in white.
credits note
Director of photography, Roger Hubert; editors, Henri Rust, Madeleine Bonin; music, Maurice Thiriet, Joseph Kosma; director, Marcel Carné; screenplay, Jacques Prévert; producer, Raymond Borderie.
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Accompanied by: A 26-page booklet, including transcribed excerpts from Brian Stonehill's 1990 interview with Marcel Carné, cast biographies, and an essay by film historian Peter Cowie.
DVD release of the 1945 motion picture.
Dolby digital, mono; RSDL dual-layer edition; monaural 1.33:1 aspect ratio.
Special features: Disc one. Commentary by film scholar Brian Stonehill; video introduction by director Terry Gilliam; and a restoration demonstration -- Disc two. Commentary by film scholar Charles Affron; Jacques Prévert's film treatment; production designs by Alexandre Trauner; production stills gallery; filmographies for Marcel Carné and Jacques Prévert; and the U.S. theatrical trailer.
Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault, Pierre Brasseur, Pierre Renoir, Maria Casarès.
Drama about the theater and the individuals that made the stage their life. Includes the love story of four men for one woman.
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Dialogue in French with English subtitles.
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Appeared in Library Journal on 2002-03-15:
Often referred to as "the Gone with the Wind of France," Marcel Carn's romantic tale traces four disparate men in love with a beautiful but aloof courtesan amidst the 19th-century Paris theater scene. Previously available in poorly reproduced versions, this video restoration represents the best transfer to date. Extras in the two-disc DVD set include an audio commentary, theatrical trailer, restoration demonstration, and more. For all collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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