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Uniform Title À bout de souffle (Motion picture)
Title A bout de souffle / Pretty Pictures ; [director, Jean-Luc Godard ; producer, Georges de Beauregard ; screenplay, Jean-Luc Godard ; based on an original treatment by François Truffaut].

Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [1960]


Location Call No. Status
 Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - Foreign Language  DVD BREATHLESS DISC 1-2    Check Shelf
Edition Full screen.
Description 2 videodiscs (90 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (79 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.).
Series Criterion collection ; 408
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 408.
System Details DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen standard (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono.
Cast Jean Seberg, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Daniel Boulanger, Henri-Jacques Huet, Roger Hanin, Van Doude, Liliane David, Michel Fabre, Jean-Pierre Melville, Claude Mansard, Jean-Luc Godard, Richard Balducci; with appearances by Philippe de Broca, Jean Domarchi, Jean Douchet, Jean Herman, André S. Labarthe.
Credits Director of photography, Raoul Coutard ; assistant director, Pierre Rissient ; editor, Cécile Decugis ; music, Martial Solal.
Note Credits from booklet.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1960.
Summary A small-time criminal kills a police officer, setting in motion a tragic series of events for both himself and his American girlfriend.
Note Special features: Disc 1. Excerpts from interviews with director Jean-Luc Godard, actors Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg, and filmmaker Jean-Pierre Melville recorded for French television between 1960-1964; trailer. Disc 2. "Coutard and Rissient" video interview with Coutard & assistant director Pierre Rissient; "Pennebaker on 'Breathless" video interview with filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker; "Jean Seberg" video essay by Mark Rappaport; "Breathless as criticism" video essay by Jonathan Rosenbaum; "Chambre 12, Hôtel de Suède" making-of documentary with members of the cast & crew (1993, 78 min.); "Charlotte et son Jules" short film by Godard starring Belmondo (1959, 13 min.). Booklet. "Breathless then and now" by scholar Dudley Andrew; "Godard in his own words" selections from statements & interviews by Godard from 1959-1962; "Breathless in progress"; "Truffaut treatment" original film treatment translated by Ellen Sowchek; "Godard scenario" translated by Dory O'Brien for Dudley Andrew's book Breathless.
Language In French with optional English subtitles.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Criminals -- Drama.
Police murders -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Fugitives from justice -- Drama.
Paris (France) -- Drama.
Genre/Form Crime films.
New wave films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Added Author Godard, Jean-Luc, 1930-2022. Director. Screenwriter. Actor.
Beauregard, Georges de. Producer.
Truffaut, François. Author.
Seberg, Jean. Actor.
Belmondo, Jean-Paul, 1933-2021. Actor.
Boulanger, Daniel, 1922-2014. Actor.
Huet, Henri-Jacques. Actor.
Hanin, Roger. Actor.
Doude, Van, 1926- Actor.
David, Liliane. Actor.
Fabre, Michel. Actor.
Melville, Jean-Pierre, 1917-1973. Actor.
Mansard, Claude. Actor.
Balducci, Richard, 1922-2015. Actor.
Broca, Philippe de, 1933-2004. Actor.
Domarchi, Jean. Actor.
Douchet, Jean. Actor.
Herman, Jean, 1933- Actor.
Labarthe, André S. Actor.
Coutard, Raoul. Interviewee. Cinematographer.
Rissient, Pierre. Director. Interviewee.
Decugis, Cécile. Film editor.
Solal, Martial. Composer.
Pennebaker, D. A. Interviewee.
Rappaport, Mark. Author.
Rosenbaum, Jonathan. Author.
Andrew, Dudley, 1945- Breathless then and now.
Pretty Pictures (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Note Title from English subtitles: Breathless
Added Title Coutard and Rissient.
Pennebaker on Breathless.
Jean Seberg.
Breathless as criticism.
Chambre 12, Hôtel de Suède.
Charlotte et son Jules.
Godard in his own words.
ISBN 1934121924
Standard No. 715515026222
Music No. CC1716D Criterion Collection
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