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Children of paradise [videorecording] = Les enfants du paradis / Pathé Consortium Cinéma présente ; un film de Marcel Carné ; scénario et dialogues de Jacques Prévert ; directeur de production, Fred Orain ; production, Société nouvelle Pathé cinéma ; directeur de la production, Raymond Borderie.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Part Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Media Center DVD 7439-7440 Disc 1 37684001103632 Annex Copy hold / Volume hold Available -
Media Center DVD 7439-7440 Disc 2 37684001103633 Annex Copy hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781604656282
  • ISBN: 160465628X
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (190 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (40 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
  • Edition: Two-DVD special edition.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Criterion Collection, [2012]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Full screen (1.37:1).
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1945.
Special features include: Disc one. Pathé's 2011 restoration of part one; audio commentary by film scholar Brian Stonehill; video introduction by director Terry Gilliam; Once upon a time: "Children of paradise", a 2009 documentary on the making of the film; U.S. trailer -- Disc two. Pathé's 2011 restoration of part two; audio commentary by film scholar Charles Affron; "The birth of 'Children of paradise'", a 1967 Rob Houwer Film documentary featuring interviews with director Marcel Carné, actors Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault, and Pierre Brasseur, production designer Alexandre Trauner and others; restoration demonstration; new visual essay on the design of "Children of paradise" by film writer Paul Ryan.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc one: Part 1. Le boulevard du crime (The boulevard of crime) -- Disc two: Part 2. L'homme blanc (The man in white).
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Roger Hubert ; editors, Henri Rust, Madeleine Bonin ; music, Maurice Thiriet, Joseph Kosma.
Participant or Performer Note:
Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault, Pierre Brasseur, Pierre Renoir, Maria Casarès, Louis Salou, Marcel Herrand.
Summary, etc.:
A story which revolves around theater in 19th century Paris, and the love between the mime Debureau and the beautiful courtesan Garance who is also loved by an aristocrat, a criminal, and an actor.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC; region 1; Dolby Digital mono.
Language Note:
Dialogue in French with optional English subtitles (new English subtitle translations). Optional Closed-captioned in English.
Subject: Theater and society > France > Paris > Drama.
Courtesans > France > Paris > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > Drama.
Mime > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Fiction films.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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