Shoot the Piano Player (Tirez sur le pianiste): The Criterion Collection. Francois Truffault, Director.
Shoot the Piano Player (Tirez sur le pianiste): The Criterion Collection
Shoot the Piano Player (Tirez sur le pianiste): The Criterion Collection

Shoot the Piano Player (Tirez sur le pianiste): The Criterion Collection

The Criterion Collection, 2005. DVD, 2-Disc Set. Item #900323

Shoot the Piano Player (1960). 2 discs, 81 minutes, Black & White.

Francois Truffaut’s classic and most playful film. Part thriller, part comedy, part tragedy, Shoot the Piano Player relates the adventures of 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.

Special Edition Double-Disc Set Features

Disc One: The Film

New restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Raoul Coutard

Audio commentary by film scholars Peter Brunette & Annette Insdorf

Theatrical trailer

New and improved English subtitle translation

Disc Two: The Supplements

Exclusive new video interviews with actors Charles Aznavour and Marie Doubois and direct of photography Raoul Coutard

Rare interview with Francois Truffaut collaborator Suzanne Schiffman

Two documentary excerpts featuring Truffaut on the film and the source novel

The Music of Georges Delerue, an illustrated audio essay

Dubois’ screen test

Plus: a 29-page booklet featuring film critic Kent Jones, an interview with Truffaut, and the director on Aznavour and Dubois

Fine set.

Price: $20.00