Tirez sur le pianiste Shoot the piano player
(DVD)

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Central - Adult DVD
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Format
DVD
Edition
Special ed.; widescreen.
Physical Desc
2 videodiscs (ca. 92 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Language
fre
ISBN
078003063X
UPC
037429212721

Notes

General Note
Based on the novel "Down there" by David Goodis.
General Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1960.
General Note
Program notes (28 p.) with essays "You'll laugh, you'll cry" by Kent Jones, "Interview with François Truffaut: Shoot the piano player" by Hèléne Larouch Davis, and "Truffaut on his actor" inserted in container.
General Note
Special features: New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Raoul Coutard; audio commentary by film scholars Annette Insdorf and Peter Brunette; exclusive new video interviews with actors Charles Aznavour and Marie Dubois; video interview with Coutard, conducted in 2003; rare interview with François Truffaut collaborator Suzanne Schiffman, from 1986; excerpts from a 1965 episode of the French television program "Cinéastes de notre temps" dedicated to Truffaut; an excerpt from the French television program "Étoiles et toiles" in which Truffaut discusses his adaptation of the David Goodis novel; "The music of Georges Delerue": an illustrated essay; Dubois' screen test; theatrical trailer.
Creation/Production Credits
Cinematography, Raoul Coutard ; editing, Claudine Bouché, Cécile Decugis ; music, Georges Delerue.
Participants/Performers
Charles Aznavour, Marie Dubois, Nicole Berger, Michèle Mercier.
Description
Charlie Kohler is a piano player in a bar. Lena, a waitress at the bar, is in love with him. One of Charlie's brothers, Chico, a crook, takes refuge in the bar because he is being chased by two gangsters, Momo and Ernest. But Charlie's real name is Edouard Saroyan, who was once a virtuoso who gave up playing after his wife's suicide. Charlie now has to deal wih Chico, Ernest, Momo, Fido (his youngest brother who lives with him), and Lena. Charlie ends up stumbling into the criminal underworld and a whirlwind love affair.
Target Audience
Not rated.
System Details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Language
French dialogue, with optional English subtitles.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Braunberger, P., Truffaut, F., Moussy, M., Aznavour, C., Dubois, M., Berger, N., Mercier, M., Delerue, G., & Goodis, D. (2005). Tirez sur le pianiste: Shoot the piano player. Special ed.; widescreen. Los Angeles, CA: Showtime Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Pierre Braunberger et al.. 2005. Tirez Sur Le Pianiste: Shoot the Piano Player. Los Angeles, CA: Showtime Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Pierre Braunberger et al., Tirez Sur Le Pianiste: Shoot the Piano Player. Los Angeles, CA: Showtime Entertainment, 2005.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Braunberger, Pierre, et al. Tirez Sur Le Pianiste: Shoot the Piano Player. Special ed.; widescreen. Los Angeles, CA: Showtime Entertainment, 2005. DVD.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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