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Patrick Brion’s Le Cinéma Fantastique

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LE CINÉMA FANTASTIQUE by Patrick Brion, Martinière (Editions de La), 1996.  Condition: Good.

The subtitle translates as “the great American classics from The Lost World to 2001: A Space Odyssey.” This is a French book, but with lots of very nice, large images, some examples of which are below. It covers the classics of Hollywood cinema from the genre the French call the fantastique, which includes horror and science fiction. Currently, the cheapest price you will find on the net is US$134, as offered by a dealer in Germany.

UPDATE: Sold.

LE CINÉMA FANTASTIQUE by Patrick Brion, front cover
LE CINÉMA FANTASTIQUE by Patrick Brion, back cover
LE CINÉMA FANTASTIQUE by Patrick Brion, from entry on The Day the Earth Stood Still
LE CINÉMA FANTASTIQUE by Patrick Brion, from entry on The Portrait of Dorian Gray
LE CINÉMA FANTASTIQUE by Patrick Brion, from entry on Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde

This book is not in mint condition. During shipment from the original seller, the book was slightly damaged around the corners and the binding is slightly cracked at one point as seen in these pictures:

LE CINÉMA FANTASTIQUE by Patrick Brion, cover damage
LE CINÉMA FANTASTIQUE by Patrick Brion, cover damage
LE CINÉMA FANTASTIQUE by Patrick Brion, binding slightly cracked on this page
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Written by pronountrouble2

January 26, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Animated Films: “Kick Me” by Robert Swarthe

“Kick Me,” by Robert Swarthe, is an animated film made by drawing directly on celluloid. Most such films, as exemplified by Norman McLaren, are usually mostly abstract works, but this is a comedy with a central character.

“Kick Me” was apparently Swarthe’s only animated film or personal work, after which he has credits on a few Hollywood type films including Close Encounters of the Third Kind. However, his IMDB credits end in 1983, with Coppola’s The Outsiders, although he makes an appearance in a 2001 released doc on the making of Close Encounters. What happened to him?

Written by pronountrouble2

January 26, 2012 at 10:54 am