Jean Vigo

Jean Vigo

The great French director Jean Vigo had only completed four films that can be watched in a span of under three hours and yet the small amount of work that he created has been some of the most influential of early French cinema. His early filmmaking auteur helped establish the aesthetics of Poetic Realism during the 1930’s, while ultimately becoming a posthumous influence on the French New Wave movement in the 50’s and 60’s. Vigo is noted for two influential films which affected the future development of both French and world cinema: Zero De Conduite (1933) and L’Atalante (1934). L’Atalante, which can be looked at as a cautionary tale on young love, was Vigo’s last and longest film and it is also considered his finest. It was reworked from a script that the filmmaker did not originate and also was made while Vigo was very ill; even bedridden with tuberculosis. Vigo unfortunately died at age twenty-nine which was a few weeks before it was released. The release was horribly mutilated and transformed and the distributor trimmed it by ten minutes, changed the title and even imposed a pop song and it became a commercial failure. L’Atalante and all of Vigo’s work was mostly forgotten by the late 1930s, despite L’Atalante being partially restored in 1940 and over the years Vigo’s work began to be rediscovered after World War II. His films and his style have gained a better reputation over the decades, especially L’Atalante because of its powerful and conventional love story. Zero De Conduite is considered a classic as well, telling a story of four rebellious young boys at a repressive French boarding school who plot and execute a revolt against their teachers and take over the school. When originally released Zero De Conduite was banned because of how Vigo depicted a repressive and bureaucratised educational establishment in which surreal acts of rebellion occur; which greatly reflected Vigo’s view of his childhood. L’Atalante and Zéro for conduct were both re-released in New York in July 1947 and suddenly received rave reviews from film critic such as James Agee, who called Vigo “one of the very few real originals who have ever worked in film.” L’Atalante became a favorite of the filmmakers of the French New Wave, whose films contain many allusions to Vigo’s work. The legendary French director Francois Truffaut fell in love with it when he saw it at age 14 in 1946 saying, “When I entered the theater, I didn’t even know who Jean Vigo was. I was immediately overwhelmed with wild enthusiasm for his work.”



Jean Vigo
Jean Vigo Featured Films

Articles and Essays on Jean Vigo

L’Atalante (1934)

L' Atalante 3

The great director Jean Vigo had only completed four films that can be watched in a span of under three hours. And yet the work that he created has been some of the most influential of all French films and even started the path towards The French New Wave. L’Atalante, which can be looked at […]

Continue
Jean Vigo

jean vigo by michael temple 2011 paperback
$25.95

new jean vigo and the anarchist eye by david weir
$21.63

the complete jean vigo 1983 sc 1st ptg
$24.99

french film directors mup jean vigo by michael temple 2011 paperback
$30.87

new le mal francais 1514 by jean de vigo giovanni de vigo hardcover book englis
$33.34

le mal francais 1514 by de vigo jean de vigo giovanni hardcover
$33.24

le mal francais 1514 1872 by vigo jean de fournier alfred hardcover
$39.51

o de conduite zero for conduct original french poster jean vigo filmartgallery
$700.00

jean vigo by john m smith
$22.99

3 1934 jean vigo movie latalante 8x10 photos dita parlo 1990 new yorker films 1
$19.99

zero de conduite jean vigo reissue large french movie poster
$129.99

used gd jean vigo shadows book by p e salles gomes
$35.83

Select pages below to view additional Jean Vigo memorabilia items:
« Previous123


Products previously bought from this site:
the complete jean vigo dvd 2011 2disc set criterion collection, complete jean vigo criterion collection 2 discs 7155150 dvd used very good, jean vigo by michael temple 2011 paperback, new jean vigo and the anarchist eye by david weir, latalante rare french romantic drama vhs 1934 oop htf jean vigo dita parlo , the complete jean vigo a propos de nice taris zero de conduite latalante, like new complete jean vigo bluray disc booklet criterion collection 4 films, mens vigo jeans blue straight leg denim jeans size 34x30, zero for conduct vhs sealed rare 1933 french fantasy by jean vigo , mens vigo jeans size 34, jean vigoexlibrary, vigo pants jeans denim mens size 3030 , nwt vigo mens size 40 blue denim jeans shorts , the complete jean vigo new dvd, the complete jean vigo 1983 sc 1st ptg, the complete jean vigo criterion blu ray set, vigo dark blue skinny fit denim jean pants skinny fit blue denim jean w38x31l, french film directors mup jean vigo by michael temple 2011 paperback, new le mal francais 1514 by jean de vigo giovanni de vigo hardcover book englis, toyota hilux vigo car racing logo iron of patch tshirt jeans cap hat, jean vigo, complete jean vigo criterion collection 2 discs bluray used very good, vigojeancriterion collection the complete jean vigo 2pc dvd new, le mal francais 1514 by de vigo jean de vigo giovanni hardcover, le mal francais 1514 1872 by vigo jean de fournier alfred hardcover, o de conduitezero for conduct original french poster jean vigo filmartgallery , jean vigo collection rare korean 2 dvd deluxe edition nonus format ntsc r3, jean vigo by john m smith , the complete jean vigo used dvd , zero de conduite jean vigo, 1990 jean vigo movie latalante press 8x10 photo dita parlo, 3 1934 jean vigo movie latalante 8x10 photos dita parlo 1990 new yorker films 1, mens vigo straight leg jeans sz 32 inseam 30 , criterion collection the complete jean vigo bluray disc, vigo jeans grey short sleeve tshirt sz xl, nwt vigo dark wash classic straight cut jeans size 36 x 32 unique edgy 1298, complete jean vigo criterion collection 2 discs dvd new, zero de conduite jean vigo reissue large french movie poster, new un chien andalou with a foreword by jean vigo by luis bunuel, jean vigo complete collection 2disc 4movies dvd new, mens size 38x30 vigo jeans, the complete jean vigo bluray disc 2011 2disc set criterion collection, used gd jean vigo shadows book by p e salles gomes, jean vigo french film directors by michael temple, the complete jean vigo propos de nice taris zro de conduite latalant, le mal francais 1514 by jean de vigo giovanni de vigo, womans daytrip vigo skinny jeans size 26 x 30, vj vigo jeans jet black slim fit jeans straight leg cotton blend size 34 x 32, the complete jean vigo a propos de nice taris zero de conduite latalant, new le mal francais 1514 by jean de vigo giovanni de vigo paperback book englis, the complete jean vigo propos de nice taris zro de conduite latalante, latalante 1934 jean vigo michel simon new dvd, complete jean vigo bluray region 1, complete jean vigo dvd region 1, the complete jean vigo regions 14 dvd new free shipping, nb07417 vigo straight leg jeans 34x30 msr 34x31; solid jeans, nwt mens vigo black straight leg embellished jeans v123 size 38 x 30, latalante 1934 jean vigo dvd new, jean vigo by pe gomes paperback, zero de conduite zero for conduct1933 dvdallnew jean vigo jean dast, vigo denim wear girls jeans size 7 bluenavy, un chien andalou with a foreword by jean vigo by luis bunuel, the complete jean vigo bluray disc 2011 criterion collection mint disc, jean vigo collection 4 films new pal 2dvd set, jean vigo shadows book, jean vigo film movie director biography photo card, used gd the complete jean vigo propos de nice taris zro de conduite , le mal francais 1514 1872 by vigo jean de fournier alfred paperback, vigo denim boys casual jeans size 8 black, jean vigo by michael temple paperback book english, jean vigo by salles gomes 1971 university of california press vg french new wave, le mal francais 1514 by de vigo jean de vigo giovanni paperback, latalante 1934 dvd jean vigo michel simon new all region, used gd jean vigo french film directors mup by michael temple, used vg jean vigo french film directors mup by michael temple, the complete jean vigo dvd 2011 2disc set criterion collection 578, zro de conduite 20476 jean daste 1933 jean vigo colin poster, latalante 9034 michel simon 1934 jean vigo ano poster, the complete jean vigo used bluray , the complete jean vigo bluray boxset new bluray, zero de conduite 1933 jean vigo dvd new, latalante 1934 jean vigo dvd new, jean vigo complete series dvd set collection propos de nice taris zro latalante, new the complete jean vigo dvd the criterion collection sealed, zero de conduite zero for conduct 1933 dvd jean vigo new all region, the films of jean vigo region 4 dvd new free shipping, lintegrale jean vigo 2 dvd ultra rare region 2 french release with book, 1990 jean vigo movie latalante 8x10 press kit photograph jean daste dita parlo, 1990 movie latalante press 8x10 photo director jean vigo dita parlo jean daste, the complete jean vigo bluray disc 2011criterion collection newsealed, the complete jean vigo dvd 2011 2disc set criterion collectionfrench weng, new jean vigo french film directors mup by michael temple

Copyright © 2017 — Classic Art Films — All Rights Reserved