Science Is Fiction: 23 Films by Jean Painlevé

Edition no. 468

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Directed by: Jean Painlevé
The mesmerizing, utterly unclassifiable science films of Jean Painlevé (1902-89) have to be seen to be believed: delightful, surrealist-influenced dream works that are also serious science. The French filmmaker-scientist-inventor had a decades-spanning career in which he created hundreds of short films on subjects ranging from astronomy to pigeons to, most famously, such marine-life marvels as the sea horse and the sea urchin. This definitive three-disc collection brings together the best of these, and also includes the French television series Jean Painlevé Through His Films, rock band Yo La Tengo’s eight-film score The Sounds of Science, and an essay by film scholar Scott MacDonald.

Technical Specifications

Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audio: French 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono
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Subtitles: English
Region: 1
Discs: 3 Discs |  DVD-9

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Supplements

  • The Sounds of Science, an original score by Yo La Tengo to Jean Painlevé's films, plus an interview with the band
  • More than two hours of interviews with the filmmaker, drawn from the eight-part television series Jean Painlevé Through His Films, directed by Denis Derrien and Hélène Hazera
  • A booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Scott MacDonald

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L'œuf d'épinoche: de la fécondation à l'éclosion
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Producer: Kate Elmore
Artwork: Ben Wiseman

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