Paris: The Luminous Years: Toward the Making of the Modern

Overview

Between 1905 and 1930, the cultural movement known as 'Modernism' hit western society, radically altering modes of expression in such areas as literature, film, dance, music, theater and painting. Paris, France served as the epicenter of this revolution, with now-iconic figures including Marc Chagall, Jean Cocteau, Marcel Duchamp and others at the helm. The story of modernism has been told well and often, but this documentary (originally produced for and screened on public television) undertakes an unusual ...
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Overview

Between 1905 and 1930, the cultural movement known as 'Modernism' hit western society, radically altering modes of expression in such areas as literature, film, dance, music, theater and painting. Paris, France served as the epicenter of this revolution, with now-iconic figures including Marc Chagall, Jean Cocteau, Marcel Duchamp and others at the helm. The story of modernism has been told well and often, but this documentary (originally produced for and screened on public television) undertakes an unusual approach by making the City of Lights the active protagonist of the story - the catalyst for all of the changes that impacted European and American arts during the said 25-year span. It also examines how the city of Paris itself shaped and honed the artists' perceptions, and how the changes manifested themselves in the works that those individuals created.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/14/2010
  • UPC: 841887012935
  • Original Release: 2010
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  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 31,282

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Concetta Tomei Voice Only
Technical Credits
Perry Miller Adato Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Martial Barrault Cinematographer
Sylvia Cahill Associate Producer
Joel Goodman Score Composer
Wolfgang Held Cinematographer
Kris Liem Editor
Kristin Lovejoy Producer
Margaret Smilow Executive Producer
Junko Tsunashima Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Paris: The Luminous Years: Toward the Making of the Modern
1. Why Paris? [6:28]
2. Painters and Poets [12:26]
3. Café Life [7:58]
4. Fauvism [2:47]
5. Cubism Begins [11:53]
6. Ballets Russes [14:50]
7. Mobilization & World War I [12:05]
8. Post-War, Dada, Surrealism [9:04]
9. Duchamp/Art as Idea [3:27]
10. American Writers [16:48]
11. Jazz and the Arts [11:42]
12. 1929 and Closing Montage [2:18]
13. Credits [1:53]
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Disc #1 -- Paris: The Luminous Years: Toward the Making of the Modern
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      Subtitles: English Sdh (For the Deaf and Hard of Hearing) - On
      Subtitles: English Sdh (For the Deaf and Hard of Hearing) - Off
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