The Complete Jean Vigo

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Overview

Director Jean Vigo (1905-34) stands high on the lists of cinema's most formidable artists and its most unspeakably tragic figures. Formidable in the sense that Vigo, in a mere 29 years, turned out a handful of some of the most beautiful films the world has ever seen, with a wholly distinct and refreshing voice - titles such as Taris, L'Atalante, Zéro de Conduite and À Propos de Nice. Tragic in the sense that this brilliant artist died at the age of 29, not from a vice of any kind but from a bout of tuberculosis ...
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Overview

Director Jean Vigo (1905-34) stands high on the lists of cinema's most formidable artists and its most unspeakably tragic figures. Formidable in the sense that Vigo, in a mere 29 years, turned out a handful of some of the most beautiful films the world has ever seen, with a wholly distinct and refreshing voice - titles such as Taris, L'Atalante, Zéro de Conduite and À Propos de Nice. Tragic in the sense that this brilliant artist died at the age of 29, not from a vice of any kind but from a bout of tuberculosis that silenced his voice forever. The venerable Criterion Collection issued this comprehensive box set of all four of the said titles by Vigo - fully restored with numerous supplements.
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Special Features

Audio Commentaries featuring Michael Temple, author of Jean Vigo; Score for À propos de Nice, featuring footage cut by Vigo; Episode of the French television series Cinéastes de notre temps about Vigo, from 1964; Conversation from 1968 between filmmakers François Truffant and Eric Rohmer on L'Atalante; Animated tribute to Vigo by filmmaker Michel Gondry; Les voyages de "L'Atalante," film restorer and historian Bernard Eisenschitz's 2001 Documentary tracing the history of the film ; ; Video Interview from 2001 with Director Otar Iosseliani on Vigo; ; Plus: A booklet featuring Essays by critics Michael Almereyda, Robert Polito, B. Kite and Luc Sante
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/30/2011
  • UPC: 715515084819
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  • Source: Criterion
  • Presentation: Special Edition / Subtitled / B&W / Full Frame
  • Time: 2:43:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 10,991

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Jean Vigo Director
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