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The Resource La grande illusion : [Grand illusion], une production des Réalisations d'Art Cinématographique ; réalisation de Jean Renoir ; scénario et dialogues, Charles Spaak et Jean Renoir, (videorecording)

La grande illusion : [Grand illusion], une production des Réalisations d'Art Cinématographique ; réalisation de Jean Renoir ; scénario et dialogues, Charles Spaak et Jean Renoir, (videorecording)

Label
La grande illusion : [Grand illusion]
Title
La grande illusion
Title remainder
[Grand illusion]
Statement of responsibility
une production des Réalisations d'Art Cinématographique ; réalisation de Jean Renoir ; scénario et dialogues, Charles Spaak et Jean Renoir
Title variation
  • Jean Renoir's Grand illusion
  • Grand illusion
Contributor
Actor
Composer
Director
Photographer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • fre
Summary
  • Duty and honor conflict in a German prisoner-of-war camp. An aristocratic French officer becomes friends with the German commandant, a fellow aristocrat, while simultaneously cooperating with his French commoner comrades in a daring escape attempt
  • In this classic tale of adventure, duty and honor conflict in a German prisoner-of-war camp when an aristocratic French officer becomes friends with the German commandant, a fellow aristocrat, while simultaneously cooperating with his French comrades, who are commoners, in a daring escape
  • "One of the very first prison escape movies, Grand Illusion is hailed as one of the greatest films ever made. Jean Renoir's antiwar masterpiece stars Jean Gabin and Pierre Fresnay as French soldiers held in a World War I German prison camp, and Erich von Stroheim as the unforgettable Captain von Rauffenstein."--Container
Member of
Awards note
Best Foreign Film, 1938, New York Film Critics Awards.
Cataloging source
MOU
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Technical advisor, Carl Koch ; director of photography, Christian Matras ; film editors, Marguerite [Houllé-Renoir], Marthe Huguet ; music, Joseph Kosma ; assistant director, Jacques Becker ; cameraman, Claude Renoir ; art director, Eugène Lourié ; costumes, René Decrais
Language note
In French with optional English subtitles
PerformerNote
Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim, Julien Carette, Jean Dasté, Sylvain Itkine, Georges Peclet, Gaston Modot, Marcel Dalio
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1894-1979
  • 1903-1975
  • 1904-1976
  • 1897-1975
  • 1885-1957
  • 1905-1969
  • 1903-1977
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Renoir, Jean
  • Spaak, Charles
  • Gabin, Jean
  • Parlo, Dita
  • Fresnay, Pierre
  • Von Stroheim, Erich
  • Kosma, Joseph
  • Matras, Christian
  • Réalisations d'Art Cinématographique (Firm)
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
114
Series statement
  • Criterion collection
  • Classic collection
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soldiers
  • Soldiers
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • War films
  • Feature films
  • Foreign films
  • Motion pictures, French
Technique
live action
Label
La grande illusion : [Grand illusion], une production des Réalisations d'Art Cinématographique ; réalisation de Jean Renoir ; scénario et dialogues, Charles Spaak et Jean Renoir, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Janus Films. [Presented by] Ministere de la Culture, Les Archives du Film du Centre national de la cinématographie."
  • Based on the novel by Charles Spaak
  • DVD release of the 1937 motion picture
  • Newly restored digital transfer, created from the long-lost camera negative
  • Special features include: Rare theatrical trailer in which Jean Renoir discusses this film and his personal war experiences ; audio essay by film historian Peter Cowie ; Renoir and Erich von Stroheim accept honors at the 1938 New York Film Critics Awards (archival radio presentation) ; press book exceprts: Renoir's letter "to the projectionist," cast bios, an essay on Renoir by von Stroheim, and essays about the film's title and recently recovered camera negative ; restoration demonstration
Accompanying material
1 insert.
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Logos/opening credits -- Shot down in Germany -- First taste of prison camp -- The tunnel -- Dressing up -- The sound of marching -- Putting on a show -- Frustration at the eleventh hour -- Ending up at Wintersborn -- Touring the property -- Officers and aristocrats -- Preparing the escape -- The magic flute -- de Boeldieu a hero -- Refuge at the farm -- A Christmas romance -- The parting
Control code
48252016
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (114 min.)
Isbn
9780780020702
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • UMKC: Music/Media copy forms part of the Warren Bowman Collection.
  • UMKC: Inquire with copyright@umkc.edu about availability of public performance rights.
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
GRA070
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD ; Dolby digital, mono ; RSDL dual-layer edition ; 1.33:1 aspect ratio
Video recording format
DVD
Label
La grande illusion : [Grand illusion], une production des Réalisations d'Art Cinématographique ; réalisation de Jean Renoir ; scénario et dialogues, Charles Spaak et Jean Renoir, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • "Janus Films. [Presented by] Ministere de la Culture, Les Archives du Film du Centre national de la cinématographie."
  • Based on the novel by Charles Spaak
  • DVD release of the 1937 motion picture
  • Newly restored digital transfer, created from the long-lost camera negative
  • Special features include: Rare theatrical trailer in which Jean Renoir discusses this film and his personal war experiences ; audio essay by film historian Peter Cowie ; Renoir and Erich von Stroheim accept honors at the 1938 New York Film Critics Awards (archival radio presentation) ; press book exceprts: Renoir's letter "to the projectionist," cast bios, an essay on Renoir by von Stroheim, and essays about the film's title and recently recovered camera negative ; restoration demonstration
Accompanying material
1 insert.
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Logos/opening credits -- Shot down in Germany -- First taste of prison camp -- The tunnel -- Dressing up -- The sound of marching -- Putting on a show -- Frustration at the eleventh hour -- Ending up at Wintersborn -- Touring the property -- Officers and aristocrats -- Preparing the escape -- The magic flute -- de Boeldieu a hero -- Refuge at the farm -- A Christmas romance -- The parting
Control code
48252016
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (114 min.)
Isbn
9780780020702
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • UMKC: Music/Media copy forms part of the Warren Bowman Collection.
  • UMKC: Inquire with copyright@umkc.edu about availability of public performance rights.
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
GRA070
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD ; Dolby digital, mono ; RSDL dual-layer edition ; 1.33:1 aspect ratio
Video recording format
DVD

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