|by Germaine DULAC|
|Out of stock|
Special Christmas offer: the book What is cinema? and the DVD/Book box set of The Seashell and the Clergyman at a discount price of 45 euros!
Best Book for Cinema Award 2020 by the CNC
Almost 75 years after its creation, this is the first published edition of Germaine Dulac’s What is Cinema? Composed of the cineaste’s lectures (1925-1939), compiled by her partner Marie-Anne Colson-Malleville, it illuminates the vital role of this pioneer of the 1920s French avant-garde, as an innovator of modern cinematic thought, who was reflecting, early on, in a sustained and analytical way about what cinema is.
Texts assembled by Marie-Anne Colson-Malleville. Edited by Clément Lafite and Tami Williams.
Best Critical Research Award
Il Cinema Ritrovato DVD Awards 2010
Directed in 1927 by Germaine Dulac and scripted by Antonin Artaud, The Seashell and the Clergyman is generally considered to be the first Surrealist film: a key element of French cultural heritage. This box set is all the more welcome for the fact that the film has been hitherto unavailable to the French public on DVD. A number of additional bonus tracks throw light upon various different aspects of the film (aesthetic, technical, economic).
The box set includes:
• The film in its original silent version, restored by the Nederlands Filmmuseum in collaboration with Light Cone.
• Three musical versions composed by Pascal Comelade, Thomas Köner and Iris ter Schiphorst.
• Two extras conceived by Nicolas Droin and Prosper Hillairet, with contributions from Artaud and Dulac experts: Tumulte aux Ursulines (Uproar in the Ursulines, 2008, 15 mins) and Surimpressions (Superimpositions, 2009, 33 mins).
• A new and revised edition (160 pages) of the seminal book by Alain and Odette Virmaux published by Paris Experimental (1999).
• Germaine Dulac’s biography and filmography.
• An account of the restoration of the film: Catherine Cormon, director of restoration at the Nederlands Filmmuseum, retraces the history of the different versions of the film and of the restoration process.
|city and year of publication||Paris, 2009-2019|
|binding||Paperback (+DVD included)|
|languages||English & French|