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Na última semana enumerei alguns nomes célebres do cinema francês dos anos 30, entre os quais o de JEAN VIGO, de quem falaremos hoje.

Jean Vigo nasceu a 26 de Abril em Paris, filho de um anarquista director de um jornal, que teve uma morte prematura na prisão, deixando o seu filho entregue às agruras da vida. 241 more words

Three from Jean Vigo


Jean Vigo’s debut film falls very much into his idea of “social cinema.” He was a leftist (specifically an anarchist with communistic leanings), which I’ll talk about in more detail later. 1,842 more words


A Propos de Nice (1930)

A Propos de Nice is a silent short film depicting the dichotomous and intersecting class struggle in Nice, France in 1930, the year before the Great Depression impacted the country.   249 more words


I set up a VIMEO channel for a particular subgenre of  films I very much like, “city” films

It’s got some of my films on it and links to others. 245 more words

Film Making

Zero for Conduct #MovieReview

Film 97 in the “1001 Films to See Before You Die” is 1933’s “Zero for Conduct”. Or as it’s known in France “Zéro de conduite”. Subtitled as “Young Devils in College” (despite not being in college) this Jean Vigo short film is 41 minutes long and looks at four schoolboys who are in boarding school who team up to take over the school. 579 more words


L'Atalante (1934)

Jean Vigo, the director of L’Atalante, has always had a certain mystique.

“The ranks of the great film directors are short on Keatses and Shelleys,” Andrew Johnston of the New York Times writes, “young artists cut off in their prime, leaving behind a handful of great works that suggest what might have been. 1,185 more words