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The Resource Tirez sur le pianiste : 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, (videorecording)

Tirez sur le pianiste : 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, (videorecording)

Label
Tirez sur le pianiste : Shoot the piano player
Title
Tirez sur le pianiste
Title remainder
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
Title variation
Shoot the piano player
Contributor
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 brother, 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 . 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
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
French dialogue, with optional English subtitles
PerformerNote
Charles Aznavour, Marie Dubois, Nicole Berger, Michèle Mercier
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1934-1967
  • 1905-1990
  • 1937-2014
  • 1917-1967
  • 1924-1995
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Aznavour, Charles
  • Berger, Nicole
  • Braunberger, Pierre
  • Dubois, Marie
  • Goodis, David
  • Moussy, Marcel
  • Truffaut, François
  • Films de la Pléiade (Firm)
  • MK2 Productions
  • Showtime Entertainment
Runtime
92
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
315
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Goodis, David
  • Siblings
  • Criminal behavior
  • Gangsters
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Motion pictures
  • Pianists
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Tirez sur le pianiste : 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, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel "Down there" by David Goodis
  • Originally released 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 ; 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
  • Title from container
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocm61928081
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (ca. 92 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 details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Tirez sur le pianiste : 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, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel "Down there" by David Goodis
  • Originally released 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 ; 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
  • Title from container
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocm61928081
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (ca. 92 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 details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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