The Complete Jean Vigo

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

Disc One; ; Audio Commentaries featuring Michael Temple, author of Jean Vigo; Score for À propos de Nice by Marc Perrone, from 2001; Alternate Edits from À propos de Nice, featuring footage cut by Vigo; ; Disc 2; ; Episode of the French Television Series Cinéastes de notre temps about Vigo, from 1964; Conversation from 1968 between filmmakers François Truffaut 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: 715515084918
  • Rating:

  • Source: Criterion
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Special Edition / Subtitled / B&W / Pan & Scan
  • Time: 2:43:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 8,301

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Jean Vigo Director
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Complete Jean Vigo: The Films
1. Welcome To Nice [5:26]
2. The Idle Rich [6:09]
3. World's Apart [3:18]
4. Doomed [8:48]
1. Vigo And Kaufman [5:26]
2. Saint Vigo [6:09]
3. The Structure Of The Film [3:18]
4. The Body In The Carnival [8:48]
1. Opening Credits [2:01]
2. Back To School [5:21]
3. The Dorm [3:57]
4. Awakening [2:19]
5. The Children's Plot [3:17]
6. The Schoolroom [3:29]
7. A Walk In Town [5:26]
8. Tabard Singled Out [1:34]
9. Sunday Meal [4:13]
10. Revolution [9:08]
11. A Ceremony Disrupted [3:36]
1. Vigo's Signature Film [2:01]
2. The Shoot/Vigo's Father [5:21]
3. Drawing On His Personal Experiences [3:57]
4. The Dorm As Site Of Repression [2:19]
5. Jean Dasté As Huguet [3:17]
6. The Structure Of The Film [3:29]
7. An Ambiguous Relationship [5:26]
8. The Casting of the Boys [1:34]
9. An Alternate Ending [4:13]
10. Ripped From The Headlines [9:08]
11. A Perfect Final Shot [3:36]
1. Opening Credits [2:17]
2. Wedding Procession [5:50]
3. Aboard L'Atalante [7:20]
4. Underwater Visions [3:16]
5. Radio Paris [2:47]
6. Fog [3:16]
7. Dinner And Sewing [5:25]
8. Arrival In Paris [1:28]
9. The Treasures Of Père Jules's Cabin [7:35]
10. Broken Necklace, Broken Date [8:54]
11. Dancing At The Quatres Nations [10:04]
12. Juliette In Paris [8:29]
13. Checkers And Records [4:19]
14. Lovers' Visions [7:19]
15. Summoned To Headquarters [3:08]
16. Père Jules In Search Of Juliette [3:37]
17. L'Atalante, Again [3:57]
1. A Masterpiece [2:17]
2. A Deliberately Anodyne Story [5:50]
3. The Vigo Band/Visual Composition [7:20]
4. Vigo's Tough Side/The Film's History [3:16]
5. The Trade Screening In 1934 [2:47]
6. Henri Langlois' Version [3:16]
7. Restorations/Père Jules And Juliette [5:25]
8. The Canals [1:28]
9. A Creative Mess Of A Character [7:35]
10. Père Jules's Own Language [8:54]
11. Narrative Momentum [10:04]
12. Vigo And Riera [8:29]
13. Jean's Depression [4:19]
14. Taris [7:19]
15. Narrative Ellipses [3:08]
16. Scenes Not Shot [3:37]
17. A Beautiful Moment Of Hesitation [3:57]
Disc #2 -- Complete Jean Vigo: The Supplements
1. Vigo And His Group [2:25]
2. Vigo's Childhood And Zéro De Conduite [13:29]
3. 1932: Nounez [4:27]
4. Zéro De Conduite [23:19]
5. L'Atalante [40:21]
6. "Le Chaland Qui Passe" [8:14]
7. Vigo's Final Days [5:53]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Complete Jean Vigo: The Films
   À Propos De Nice
      Play The Movie
         Chapters
            Color Bars
         Commentary
            Commentary: On
            Commentary: Off
            Index
         Alternate Edit
            Play
   Taris
      Play The Movie
         Commentary
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            Commentary: Off
   Zéro De Conduite
      Play The Movie
         Chapters
         Commentary
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            Index
   L'Atalante
      Play Movie
         Chapters
         Commentary
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            Index
   Subtitles
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Disc #2 -- Complete Jean Vigo: The Supplements
   A Tribute by Michel Gondry
   Cinéastes De Notre Temps
      Play
      Index
   Truffaut And Rohmer On L'Atalante
      Play
   Les Voyages De "L'Atalante"
      Play
   Otar Iosseliani On Vigo
      Play
   Subtitles
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      Subtitles: Off
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