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Pack 2 DVD Maurice Lemaître

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Pack of 2 DVDs with films by Maurice Lemaître at a special discount price

This pack includes 2 REVOIR DVD releases  :

Le film est déjà commencé? (DVD & Blu-ray)
« Heir to the dadaist, surrealist and abstract filmmakers of the 1920s, Lemai?tre was able to combine equally aesthetics with politics — no easy task and one that fully justifies the current recognition of his work. »
-Ge?rard Courant, Libe?ration

One of the founding works of letterist cine- ma, Le Film est de?ja? commence?? (Has the Feature Started Yet?) became a major event during its first screenings in Paris in 1951. Despite the critics’ lack of consideration, this film’s undeniable influence — direct or hidden — on the New Wave as much as on today’s cinema makes it a landmark in film history.

« This film must be projected under special conditions: on a screen of new shapes and material and with spectacular goings-on in the cinema lobby and theatre (disrup- tions, forced jostling, dialogues spoken aloud, confetti and gunshots aimed at the screen...). This is not just a projection, but a true film show, the style of which Maurice Lemai?tre is the creator. »
-Maurice Lemai?tre 1951

FILMS
LE FILM EST DÉJÀ COMMENCÉ ? (62 mins, 1951, 16mm) Digital Restoration master made by Light Cone and the CNC.
PORTRAIT OF MAURICE LEMAÎTRE by Pip Chodorov (2004, 15 min, 16mm/DV)

Les films imaginaires (DVD)
A major figure in the lettrist movement, Maurice Lemai?tre revolutionized cinema in 1951 with “Le Film est de?ja? commence? ?” (Has the Feature Started Yet?) and invented a new form of performance: “Syncinema.” His many cinematic works, made between the 1960s and the present day, confirm his position as one of the most important avant-garde filmmakers of his generation.
-CHRISTIAN LEBRAT

Lemai?tre invented interactive cinema, then pushed it to its limits by distributing instruction manuals as the audience entered the theater, inviting them to take an active part in the screening; and projecting the film directly onto their bodies. The whole operation became a veritable installation, with multiple screens, projections, and performances; Lemai?tre used his own body and voice, as well as those of his collaborators, as part of the experience. Between 1974 and 1985, he cre- ated a series of Films Imaginaires (Imaginary Films), which consisted of printed cards inviting spectators to create their own film by following the minimal instruc- tions typed onto the cards; the resulting film(s) would become an homage to the written word which, trans- formed by projection, would take on a whole “other dimension.”
-CE?CILE GIRAUD

Films Imaginaires (Imaginary Films) consists of texts from a range of works that had already been published here and there, and that were included in the revised edition of my collected Cinematic Works. I filmed these texts and converted them into inter-titles for projection. The conversion of these texts to frames of film, and their subsequent projection, transforms these “films” into an even more progressive type of cinematic creation.
-MAURICE LEMAI?TRE

DVD 9 • PAL INTERZONE • MONO • COLOR • 4:3 • ENGLISH SUBTITLES • 120 MINS
AU-DELÀ DU DÉCLIC (10 mins, 1965-78, 16mm)
UN NAVET (31 mins, 1975-77, 16mm)
FILMS IMAGINAIRES (30 mins, 1985, 16mm)
FIN DE TOURNAGE (27 mins, 1985-90, 16mm)
L’AYANT-DROIT (22 mins, 1991, 16mm)



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Format
DVD PAL, Interzone, Region 0 ALL
Language(s)
French
Author(s)
Maurice Lemaître
Subtitles
English
Publisher
RE:VOIR, lowave

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Pack of 2 DVDs with films by Maurice Lemaître at a special discount price

First edition of a book by Maurice Lemaître with an added preface from 1971.  Available only in French!

First edition copy of paperback book with texts on dance and cheoreography by Maurice Lemaître with a preface by Isidore Isou. Available only in French!

Audio cassette of Lettrist poetry by Maurice Lemaître

Artist(s)
Maurice Lemaître, Isidore Isou
Format
DVD PAL, Interzone, Region 0 ALL Paperback Paperback Audio cassette
Year
1971 1960 1993
Language(s)
French French French French
Author(s)
Maurice Lemaître Maurice Lemaître Maurice Lemaître Maurice Lemaître
Subtitles
English
Pages
101 pages 64 pages
Publisher
RE:VOIR, lowave Centre de Créativité Editions Jean Grassin