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  • Swiss village, no. 2 /

    "The scene opens by showing the village girls driving home a herd of cows, and shows the native peasantry of Switzerland returning from their daily occupation--watching the herds. After driving the cattle to their shelter, the boys and girls congregate in front of the old barn and go through a native dance, to the amusement of the spectators. These pictures are marvelously clear and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Scene in the Swiss Village at Paris Exposition /

    "The picture opens with a crowd of Swiss boys and girls dressed in native costumes, marching down the street in this very unique and picturesque village. Each happy and smiling face is clearly shown as they pass the camera. The scene ends by the boys and girls congregating in the square and dancing to the strains of an accordion played by one of the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
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    Promised lands Catalog Record Only

    Famed writer and critic Susan Sontag's sole documentary project, shot in Israel on the fly in the final days and immediate aftermath of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Not only does the film scrutinize the ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict, it also brilliantly underscores the deepening divisions within the Jewish thought over the very question of Palestinian sovereignty. Banned by Israeli authorities upon its initial release, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
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    Ninotchka / Catalog Record Only

    A romantic comedy in which Ninotchka, a humorless, dedicated Soviet envoy, and Leon, a gigolo, are transformed when they fall in love in Paris.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1981
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    Paris blues / Catalog Record Only

    Two American jazz musicians in Paris meet two young American teachers on vacation and a romance ensues.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1961
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    Ford startime. Dear Arthur / Catalog Record Only

    A comedy about sophisticated international rogue Fred Cortin, who has devoted a lifetime to the study and practice of imaginative confidence games. When he encounters his divorced, wealthy daughter, Edith Brooks, on the French Riviera, he devises a plan to protect her from a rash of unwanted suitors by creating a husband for her who doesn't exist. As the moneyed international set in Monaco ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1960
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    Rouch in reverse Catalog Record Only

    Malian filmmaker and New York University professor Manthia Diawara undertakes what he calls 'reverse anthropology', examining the European anthropological enterprise from the perspective of a former subject through the work of Jean Rouch, perhaps the most distinguished recent ethnographic filmmaker. The film introduces a cross-section of Rouch's work with clips from films including Les maitres fous, Chronique d'ete, and Moi, un noir.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1995
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    Camille / Catalog Record Only

    A Parisian courtesan, Marguerite Gautier, a.k.a. Camille, and a young law student, Armand Duval, fall in love and forsake their former lives. Armand's father persuades Marguerite to give up Armand who denounces her because he believes himself abandoned for a wealthy count. Ill and destitute, Marguerite dies clutching Armand's gift, the book Manon Lescaut.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1921
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    Legendary sin cities / Catalog Record Only

    "In the period between the first and second world wars, Paris, Berlin and Shanghai were notorious hot spots of sin and vice. Debauchery, brutality and corruption comingled with art, culture and political liberties"--Container.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
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    La régle du jeu = The rules of the game / Catalog Record Only

    Copyright: no reg. Minor change version: [English language subtitled version] . United States : The Voyager Company, 1989. Copyright notice on videodisc jacket: Version intégrale copyrighted in 1959 by Les Grands Films Classiques. Editor, Marquerite Renoir ; music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart , Monsigny, Sallabert, Saint-Saëns, Chopin ; photography, Jean Bachelet. Marcel Dalio, Nora Grégor, Roland Toutain. In French with English language subtitles. Probable year ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1939
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    La règle du jeu = The rules of the game / Catalog Record Only

    LP381 U.S. Copyright Office Minor change version: [English language subtitled version] / United States : Janus Films, 1961. Copyright for minor change version: Les Grands Films Classiques; 18Jan61 (in notice: 1959); LF 381. Editor, Marquerite Renoir ; music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart , Monsigny, Sallabert, Saint-Saëns, Chopin ; photography, Jean Bachelet ; sets, Eugène Lourié, Max Douy. Marcel Dalio, Nora Grégor, Roland Toutain, Jean Renoir, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1939
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    Omnibus. Catalog Record Only

    An episode of the television cultural anthology series consisting of six segments of varying lengths.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1953
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    Passport to France. Catalog Record Only

    Designed to expose students to the most common experience they may encounter in traveling throughout France and to acquaint them with the sights and sounds of daily life in French society.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1977
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    Gigi / Catalog Record Only

    A young French girl is being groomed by her grandmother and great aunt to be a successful courtesan, but instead falls in love and blossoms into a lady.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1958
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    Balao, ou, Des pas au plafond = Balaoo / Catalog Record Only

    In a small village in France, Doctor Coriolis, a scientist, recieves a packing crate containing an enormous ape, possessing some human characteristics. The doctor attempts to civilize and train the animal, with some success, but Balao continues to run around the village, damaging property and terrorizing the villagers. Balao becomes indebted to Hubert, a villager of bad character, who uses Balao to murder a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1913
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    Camille / Catalog Record Only

    Marguerite Gautier, a Parisian courtesan, and young Armand Duval fall in love and forsake Paris for the countryside. Armand's father persuades Marguerite to give up Armand who denounces her because he believes himself abandoned for a wealthy baron. Armand and the baron engage in a duel in which the baron is wounded and Armand must flee Paris for several months. When Armand returns, he ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1937
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    Frou Frou / Catalog Record Only

    Frou Frou is the spoiled daughter of a wealthy French landowner. Her sister, Louise, who adores her, persuades her to marry Henri, the more responsible of her two suitors, though Louise herself loves Henri. Several years later, Louise moves in with Frou Frou to take care of Henri and their child, so Frou Frou can continue to amuse herself. Frou Frou becomes unhappy as ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1914
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    French cancan / Catalog Record Only

    In Paris of the 1880s, the impresario Danglard decides to revive an old working-class dance which he christens French cancan to make it sound foreign and naughty, and to entice British and American tourists. He has troubles with his backers and their mistresses; but, eventually all problems are solved, and French cancan is triumphantly launched at the newly unveiled Moulin Rouge.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1955
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    Omnibus. Catalog Record Only

    An episode of the television cultural anthology series consisting of 2 segments of varying lengths.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1956
  • Victor Hugo's Les Miserables

    Unemployed woodworker Jean Valjean steals a loaf of bread to feed his sister and her children, but is caught and sentenced to five years in prison. He escapes, and is pursued relentlessly by fanatical Inspector Javert. Hugo's novel expresses his humanitarian interest in the suffering of the common people.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004
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    Omnibus. Catalog Record Only

    Abracadabra kid / writer, William Saroyan ; cast, Maria Riva, Walter Matthau (22 min.) -- Images médiévales / an AF Films release ; made by William Novik ; narrator, Alistair Cooke (15 min.) -- Paul Revere's ride / by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ; read by Raymond Massey (6 min.) -- [The new bus] / Information Productions, Inc. (5 min.) -- Trial by jury / ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1953
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    Omnibus. Catalog Record Only

    An episode of the television cultural anthology series consisting of 3 segments of varying lengths.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1957
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    Pierre Fatumbi Verger mensageiro entre dois mundos / Catalog Record Only

    Retracing the adventurous life of photographer Pierre Verger, part of a French generation of ethnographers, this documentary reveals the reciprocal cultural influences between Brazil and the region of Benin and Nigeria in Africa.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
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    Gigi / Catalog Record Only

    A young French girl is being groomed by her grandmother and great aunt to be a successful courtesan, but instead falls in love and blossoms into a lady.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1983