Richard Roud Has Brought To Life A Man As Picturesque And As Contradictory As A Dickens Character Thanks To Roud A Thick And Well Kept Up Curtain Of Mystery Rises To Reveal To Us The Founder Of The Cinmathque Franaise, A Man Who Was Both Unassuming And Extravagant, A Fabulous Man, An Obsessed Man, And Man Animated By An Ide Fixe, A Haunted Man Franois Truffaut, From The ForewordWhen Henri Langlois Began Collecting Prints Of Films In The S, Most People Even Many In The Film Industry Thought Of Movies As A Cheap And Disposable Form Of Entertainment Langlois Recognized Them As A Priceless Form Of Art And Worthy Of Preservation In , He Founded The Cinmathque Franaise, The Legendary Film Library And Screening Room In Paris Which Jean Renoir Described As The Church For Movies And Bernardo Bertolucci Called The Best School Of Cinema In The World Indeed, Some Of The World S Most Influential Filmmakers Including Godard, Resnais, Truffaut, Rivette, And Wenders Learned Their Craft By Watching The Classic Films Langlois Devoted His Life To Saving From Destruction And ObscurityAs Richard Roud Reveals In This Affectionate, Intriguing Biography Times Literary Supplement , Langlois Was A Brilliant And Temperamental Man Who Could Be, By Turns, Charming And Maddening Marvelously Creative, Langlois Was Also So Incredibly Disorganized That, Once The Cinmathque Became A Government Institution, He Was Dismissed As Its Director In By Then Minister Of Culture Andr Malraux, An Action Which Caused Europe S Eminent Film Personalities To Protest In The Street Of Paris Until He Was Reinstated By The Time Of His Death In , Langlois S Genius Forrediscovering The Cinema Of The Past He Championed The Works Of Abel Gance, Carl Dreyer, And Louis Feuillade When They Were Considered Pass By His Contemporaries And Defended Howard Hawks Against The Disdain Of American Intellectuals And His Desire To Share His Discoveries With The World At A Time When Other Film Archives Refused To Screen Any Of The Films In Their Collection Had Inspired A Great And Abiding Love Of Cinema In A Generation Of Filmgoers, Leaving Behind A Legacy Director Nicholas Ray Considered Perhaps The Most Important Individual Effort Ever Accomplished In The History Of The Cinema
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- 256 pages
- A Passion for Films
- Richard Roud
- 25 June 2018 Richard Roud