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The Complete Jean Vigo: The Criterion Collection DVD

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Even among cinema's greatest legends, Jean Vigo stands apart. The son of a notorious anarchist, Vigo had a brief but brilliant career making poetic, lightly surrealist films before his life was cut tragically short by tuberculosis at age twenty-nine. Like the daring early works of his contemporaries Jean Cocteau and Luis Buñuel, Vigo's films refused to play by the rules. This set includes all of Vigo's titles: À Propos De Nice, an absurdist, rhythmic slice of life from the bustling coastal city of the title; Taris, an inventive short portrait of a swimming champion; Zéro De Conduite, a radical, delightful tale of boarding-school rebellion that has influenced countless filmmakers; and, of course, L'Atalante, widely regarded as one of cinema's finest achievements, about newlyweds beginning their life together on a canal barge. These are the endlessly witty, visually adventurous works of a pivotal film artist.

A Propos De Nice
Zero De Conduite
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Jean Vigo
Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Run Time: 163 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen / Fullscreen
  • Language: French
  • Studio: Criterion
  • DVD Release Date: August 30, 2011
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Subtitles: English
  • Audio: FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Color: Black & White
  • Includes:
    Disc 1:
    Audio Commentaries Featuring Michael Temple, Author Of Jean Vigo
    Score for A Propos De Nice, Featuring Footage Cut by Vigo

    Disc 2:
    Episode of the French Television Series Cineastes de Notre Temps About Vigo, From 1964
    Conversation From 1968 Between Filmmakers Francois Truffaut and Eric Rohmer on :'Atalante
    Animated Tribute to Vigo by Filmmaker Michael Gondry
    Video INterview From 2001 With Director Otar Losseliani on Vigo
    Booklet Featuring Essays by Critics Michael Almereyda, Robert Polito, B. Kite, and Luc Sante


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