The Complete Jean Vigo

The Complete Jean Vigo

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Overview

The Complete Jean Vigo

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/30/2011
UPC: 0715515084918
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 2:43:00
Sales rank: 1,898

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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Technical Credits
Jean Vigo Director

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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Complete Jean Vigo 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Slotkins More than 1 year ago
The collection includes Vigo's only full length feature, L’Atalante, as well as his brilliant short, Zéro de conduite (Zero for Conduct), and several shorter earlier works. The two-disc set is packed with excellent extras. L’Atalante, widely regarded as one of cinema’s finest achievements, about newlyweds beginning their life together on a canal barge. A favorite of Orson Welles. Zéro de conduite, a radical, delightful tale of boarding-school rebellion that has influenced countless filmmakers.