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First edition book by Maurice Lemaître

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 "Le film est déjà commencé ? SEANCE DE CINEMA"

PREFACE by
JEAN ISIDORE ISOU

Encyclopédie du Cinéma, Paris, 1952. First edition. 12mo, 181 pp, wraps and llustrated dust jacket. Illustrated with reproductions of film.

The script and related texts of Lemaître's first film, and the second film from the movement, which he had made the year prior at the age of 25. Lemaître's film included writing and other interventions directly on the film. The screenplay includes much off-screen material, such as playing Griffith's Intolerance an hour prior to showing the film, and for not letting the audience enter until an hour after the announced opening time and subjecting them to ice water dousings, etc. The opening of the film ended in fights and was closed by police- which had already been written into the scenario of the film. The usual toning, else a fine copy in a near fine example of the striking dust jacket.

Author(s) Maurice Lemaître
Artist(s) Maurice Lemaître, Jean Isidore Isou
Format uncut paperback first edition in plastic dust sleeve with paper wrapper
Year 1952
Language(s) French
Pages 181 pages
Publisher Editions André Bonne