Worlds Coolest Movie Star. the Complete 95 Films (and Legend) of Jean Gabin. Volume Two -- Comeback/Patriarch. Charles Zigman

ISBN: 9780979972218

Published: July 20th 2008

Hardcover

534 pages


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Worlds Coolest Movie Star. the Complete 95 Films (and Legend) of Jean Gabin. Volume Two -- Comeback/Patriarch.  by  Charles Zigman

Worlds Coolest Movie Star. the Complete 95 Films (and Legend) of Jean Gabin. Volume Two -- Comeback/Patriarch. by Charles Zigman
July 20th 2008 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 534 pages | ISBN: 9780979972218 | 7.35 Mb

VOLUME TWO OF TWO. France. Germany. Italy. Russia. Poland. Czech Republic. Romania. Mexico. Japan. Iran. All over the world -- everywhere except in the U.S. -- the legendary Jean Gabin continues to be considered one of the greatest movie stars of allMoreVOLUME TWO OF TWO. France. Germany. Italy. Russia. Poland. Czech Republic. Romania. Mexico.

Japan. Iran. All over the world -- everywhere except in the U.S. -- the legendary Jean Gabin continues to be considered one of the greatest movie stars of all time. In the U.S., hes definitely considered to be a cult figure (in 2002, twin Gabin festivals were presented at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and at the Walter Reade Theatres in New York), but for the vast moviegoing public, and just like a lot of the greats, hes fallen off of the radar.

Thats about to change, however, because in 2008, Allenwood Press presents the very first English-language (and two-volume!) book about Jean Gabin, ever. (Theres not even an old, out-of-print book about Gabin in English, if you can believe that!)WORLDS COOLEST MOVIE STAR: THE COMPLETE 95 FILMS (AND LEGEND)OF JEAN GABIN by CHARLES ZIGMAN VOLUME TWO, which has been subtitled Comeback/Patriarch, covers Films 47 through 95, which Gabin made between 1954 and 1976.

During this period of his career, instead of playing his famous tragic drifter character, he played a series of mega-cool gentleman-criminals, and world-weary (yet life-loving) patriarchs, and he even turned out some hilarious comedies during this period, which are criminally unknown in the U.S.

The tone of the book is fun, as opposed to academic and pretentious, and its goal, is to introduce as many people as possible to the films of Gabin- to that end, this book is loaded with rare photographs, many of which have never appeared even in previously published French-language books about Gabin.This is a book for Jean Gabin newbies and completists both: For the uninitiated, there are some biography and intro chapters which place Gabin, and his famous big-screen persona into perspective.

For the completists, I (the author) have unpacked every single one of Jean Gabins ninety-five theatrical feature films, even the more than fifty pictures which have never been subtitled into English before, so that readers can feel, by poring through the chapters, that they are actually seeing the films, first-hand. Excerpts from newspapers written back in the day, both in the U.S. and in Europe, show how prominent movie critics received Gabins pictures the day they were first released, in the 1930s through the 1970s.In short this two-volume book is for everybody. Besides being the first books about Jean Gabin in the English language, WORLDS COOLEST MOVIE STAR is also a first, because it happens to be the very first filmography book related to Gabin in any language: Even in France, where there have been many published biographies of Jean Gabin, there has never been a book concentrating on each of the actors ninety-five films.Brigitte Bardot contributed an original foreword to Volume Two.

(VOLUME ONE IS AVAILABLE SEPARATELY - ISBN #978-0-9799722-0-1.)



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