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Mark Hurne and Aaron West look carefully at The Criterion Collection a title at a time. We discuss all things Criterion, delve into the library and will explore relevant topics such as directors, themes, actors, genres that encompass all of film.
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CCU50: French 1930s 1 - Silent to Sound, Jacques Feyder, Jean Vigo
2 days ago
Mark, Aaron and Scott Nye kick off the first of a seven episode series about French cinema i the 1930s. We give an overview of the decade and some historical context, and discuss the French silent tradition and how that it transitioned to sound. We also get into detail about two important filmmakers, Jacques Feyder and Jean Vigo. Feyder was an important filmmaker in his time, but his works are not as prominent today, whereas Vigo was nearly forgotten in the 1930s and discovered after the war. Episode Links & Notes Special Guest: Scott Nye from CriterionCast and Battleship Pretension. You can follow him on Twitter. 3:15 – Dedication and Thanks 9:35 – Intro to French Film Series 28:15 – From Silent to Sound 46:30 – Jacques Feyder 1:13:30 – Jean Vigo Criterion Collection: Poetic Realism Flicker Alley: The House of Mystery French Masterworks: Russian Émigrés in Paris 1923-1929 Flicker Alley: L'Inhumaine Flicker Alley - Vimeo Channel Aaron West - 3 from Jean Vigo Recommended Films Napoleon Un chien andalou Coeur fidèle Crainquebille Visage d’enfants Le grand jeu Carnival in Flan