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The Resource J'accuse., auteur et metteur en scène, Abel Gance

J'accuse., auteur et metteur en scène, Abel Gance

Label
J'accuse.
Title
J'accuse.
Statement of responsibility
auteur et metteur en scène, Abel Gance
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • J'accuse is a World War I drama considered to be one of the most technically advanced films of the era and the first major pacifist film. It was referred to by Gance as "a human cry against the bellicose din of armies." Stars Marise Dauvray as Edith, a young woman who is unhappily married to an older man, François (Séverin-Mars), but is actually in love with a young poet Jean Diaz (Romuald Joubé). Both Jean and François end up on the front lines of World War I while Edith is captured by German forces and suffers atrocities at the hands of the soldiers. Gance contrasts individual human suffering with the larger horrors of was, depicted with stark realism
  • Paris pendant la guerre (Paris during the war): A rare comical look at Parisian life during wartime. These short vignettes feature several popular performers of the day (including: Félix Galipaux, M. Rablet, Marcel Simon, M. Boucot, Jane Faber) ; also includes Francois Poulbot's famous political cartoons. This vintage 35mm tinted print is courtesy of the Lobster Films Collection with Fotoplayer music by Robert Israel
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
IAY
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
  • Production/distribution: Pathé ; written and directed by Abel Gance ; cinematography, M.[Maurice] Forster, L.H. [Léonce-Henri] Burel, M. [Marc] Bujard ; editing, Marguerite Beaugé
  • This edition produced by Serge Bromberg, Eric Lange, Jeffery Masino ; 2K Reconstruction and editing, Nederland Film Museum, Mark Paul Mayer, Annike Kross ; digital restoration, Eric Lange ; music composed, orchestrated and conducted by Robert Israel
Language note
Script in French with English translations
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.J3338 2008
PerformerNote
Romuald Joubé, Maxime Desjardins, Séverin-Mars, Angèle Guys, Marise Dauvray
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1861-1936
  • 1873-1921
  • 1895-1972
  • 1860-1931
  • 1879-1946
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gance, Abel
  • Joubé, Romuald
  • Desjardins, Maxime
  • Mars, Séverin
  • Heuzé, André
  • Diamant-Berger, Henri
  • Galipaux, Félix
  • Poulbot, Francisque
  • Bromberg, Serge
  • Lange, Eric
  • Masino, Jeffery
  • Brownlow, Kevin
  • Hankins, Leslie K
  • Pathé cinéma (France)
  • Lobster Films (Firm)
  • Flicker Alley (Firm)
Runtime
166
Series statement
  • Flicker Alley collection
  • Blackhawk Films collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Feature films
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
J'accuse., auteur et metteur en scène, Abel Gance
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "The newly restored original 1919 version"--Cover of the case
  • "Turner Classic Movies"--Container
  • The new restoration includes an extensive booklet essay by Kevin Brownlow, who draws from his research and face to face interviews with Gance. Additional essay by Leslie Hankins analyzes the influence J'Accuse had on the works of Virginia Woolf, as well as its lasting impact on artists today. Notes by Annike Kross of the Nederlands Filmmuseum detail the film's restoration. Additional bonus features include two short films: Paris pendant la guerre (Paris during the War, 1915), and Fighting the War (1916)
  • Silent film with music
Accompanying material
1 booklet (19 cm.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. Feature, parts 1-2 -- disc 2. Conclusion; bonus features: Paris pendant la guerre (1915, ca. 31 min.) / Revue cinématique de MM. André Heuzé et Henri Diamant-Berger -- Fighting the war (1916)
Control code
1158930
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Deluxe DVD edition
Extent
2 videodiscs (166 min.)
Isbn
9781893967397
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
617311673993
Other physical details
si., black and white.
Publisher number
FA009
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1158930
  • (Sirsi) 1158930
  • (OCoLC)253509859
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
J'accuse., auteur et metteur en scène, Abel Gance
Publication
Note
  • "The newly restored original 1919 version"--Cover of the case
  • "Turner Classic Movies"--Container
  • The new restoration includes an extensive booklet essay by Kevin Brownlow, who draws from his research and face to face interviews with Gance. Additional essay by Leslie Hankins analyzes the influence J'Accuse had on the works of Virginia Woolf, as well as its lasting impact on artists today. Notes by Annike Kross of the Nederlands Filmmuseum detail the film's restoration. Additional bonus features include two short films: Paris pendant la guerre (Paris during the War, 1915), and Fighting the War (1916)
  • Silent film with music
Accompanying material
1 booklet (19 cm.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. Feature, parts 1-2 -- disc 2. Conclusion; bonus features: Paris pendant la guerre (1915, ca. 31 min.) / Revue cinématique de MM. André Heuzé et Henri Diamant-Berger -- Fighting the war (1916)
Control code
1158930
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Deluxe DVD edition
Extent
2 videodiscs (166 min.)
Isbn
9781893967397
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
617311673993
Other physical details
si., black and white.
Publisher number
FA009
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1158930
  • (Sirsi) 1158930
  • (OCoLC)253509859
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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