Shoot The Piano Player (Region 1) - Francois Truffaut
Releasedatum: 6 december 2005
François Truffaut is drunk on the possibilities of cinema in this, his most playful, anarchic film. Part film noir, part comedy, part tragedy, Shoot the Piano Player relates the adventures of the mild-mannered piano player Charlie (Charles Aznavour, in a triumph of hangdog deadpan) as he stumbles into the criminal underworld and a whirlwind love affair. Loaded with gags, guns, clowns, and thugs, this razor-sharp homage to the American gangster film is pure nouvelle vague.
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 George Delerue, an illustrated essay. Dubois’ screen test for the film. Theatrical trailer. New and improved English subtitle translation. A new essay by film critic Kent Jones.
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