Science Is Fiction - 23 Films by Jean Painlevé

Science Is Fiction - 23 Films by Jean Painlevé

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Director: Jean Painlevé

Cast: Jean Painlevé

     
 
The mesmerizing, utterly unclassifiable science films of Jean Painlevé (1902-89) have to be seen to be believed: delightful, surrealist-influenced dream works that are also serious science. The French filmmaker-scientist-inventor had a decades-spanning career in which he created hundreds of short films on subjects ranging from astronomy to pigeons to, most famously,

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The mesmerizing, utterly unclassifiable science films of Jean Painlevé (1902-89) have to be seen to be believed: delightful, surrealist-influenced dream works that are also serious science. The French filmmaker-scientist-inventor had a decades-spanning career in which he created hundreds of short films on subjects ranging from astronomy to pigeons to, most famously, such marine-life marvels as the sea horse and the sea urchin. This definitive three-disc collection brings together the best of these films -- in new, restored digital transfers -- and also includes the French television series Jean Painlevé - Through His Films, rock band Yo La Tengo’s eight-film score The Sounds of Science, and an essay by film scholar Scott MacDonald. Additional materials include more than two hours of interviews with the filmmaker, drawn from the eight-part television series Jean Painlevé Through His Films, directed by Denis Derrien and Hélène Hazera.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/21/2009
UPC:
0715515044912
Source:
Criterion
Region Code:
1
Time:
7:51:00
Sales rank:
3,720

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #3 -- Science Is Fiction: Twenty Three Films by Jean Painlevé
1. Early Work in Science and Film [22:55]
2. Uniting Science and Cinema [22:24]
3. Animal Movement in Film [21:28]
4. Cinema in Occupied France [21:57]
5. Filming at Roscoff Station [20:03]
6. Science Films for the Public [22:58]
7. Film As a Research Tool [21:44]
8. A Career of Discovery [15:08]

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