Georges Franju (1912-1987), French director extraordinaire and founder of “La Cinémathèque de France” in Paris along with Henri Langlois is also the creator of the masterpiece “Les Yeux sans Visage” in 1960.
I am happy to present these hard-to-find photos of one of my favorite figures working behind the scenes.
I am not the author of these images. All rights go to Georges Franju.
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Edith Scob, Alida Valli and director Georges Franju rehearse a scene of Les Yeux Sans Visage.
Franju and his favorite “patient” on set!
Irish-Mexican actor Anthony Quinn (1915-2001) is known for his many awesome films such as La Strada (1954), Zorba The Greek (1964), Laurence of Arabia (1962) etc. Other than being an actor, he was also a painter. This is what he had to say about his art and self-portrait:
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As part of our never-ending tribute to Japanese posters and Japanese art, I have the pleasure of presenting these lovely Japanese posters of a personal favorite film: “The Red Shoes” (1948), directed by The Archers, Powell & Pressburger. This gruesome adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen novel, was publicized for in Japan through the following images. (Unknown artist).
Love him or hate him, check out this portrait of director Peter Greenaway by British photographer Steve Pyke.
In June 2011 – Peter Greenaway, British artist and film director, was the special guest at this year’s ICOM Annual Meetings, held from 6 to 8 June 2011 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. In his presentation entitled The New Visual Literacy, he discussed the global museum’s obligation in this new digital age to promote the visual.
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All rights go to Steve Pyke. I am not the author of this image.
by Steve Pyke
bromide print, 1983
14 3/4 in. x 14 5/8 in. (374 mm x 370 mm)
Given by Steve Pyke, 1988