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Shoot The Piano Player: The Criterion Collection DVD

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  • Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Run Time: 81 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Language: French
  • Studio: Criterion
  • DVD Release Date: December 6, 2005
  • Subtitles: English
  • Audio: FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Color: Black & White
  • Includes:
    · Audio Commentary by film scholars Peter Brunette and Annette Insdorf
    · Theatrical Trailer
    · Exclusive new video interviews with actors Charles Aznavour and Marie Dubois and director of photography Raoul Coutard
    · Rare Interview with François Truffaut collaborator Suzanne Schiffman
    · Two documentary excerpts featuring Truffaut on the film and the source novel
    · The Music of Georges Delerue, an illustrated audio essay
    · Dubois' screen test
    · Plus: a 28-page booklet featuring film critic Kent Jones, an interview with Truffaut, and the director on Aznavour and Dubois
Francois Truffaut is drunk on the possibilities of cinema in this, his most playful, anarchic film. Part thriller, part comedy, part tragedy, Shoot the Piano Player relates the adventures of the mild-mannered piano player Charlie (Charles Aznavour, in a triumph of hangdog deadpan) as he stumbles into the criminal underworld and a whirlwind love affair. Loaded with gags, guns, clowns, and thugs, this razor-sharp homage to the American gangster film is pure nouvelle vague.