Le Livre d'image (2015)

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    Switzerland France

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    Non Fiction

Alternative titles

  • Tentative de bleu Working
  • Image et parole Working
  • Image and Word Working
  • Image & Word Working
  • The Image Book Alternative


Essay film built from a mosaic of manipulated visual and auditory clips from film, television programmes and YouTube videos; still images; and pieces of text. The film reflects on the meaning and value of moving image works, the perils of Western capitalism and the travails of the Arab world.

Feature films extracted include:

Hamlet (1948) The Miracle Worker (1962) Kiss Me Deadly (1955) Germany, Year Zero/Germania anno zero (1948) The Last Laugh/Der letzte Mann (1924) Johnny Guitar (1954) Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom/Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma (1975) Timbuktu (2014) Black Hawk Down (1997) Les Carabiniers (1963) People on Sunday/Menschen am Sonntag (1930) Jaws (1975) Strike/Stachka (1925) Paisam/Paisà (1946) Vertigo (1958) The River (1929) L'Atalante (1934) By the Bluest of Blue Seas/U samogo sinego morya (1936) Hélas pour moi (1993) Ruby Gentry (1952) Ivan the Terrible/Ivan Grozni (1945) Les Enfants jouent à la Russie (1993) JLG by JLG/ JLG/JLG - autoportrait de décembre (1994) War and Peace (1956) L'espoir (1940) Le Silence de la mer (1949) Rome, Open City/Roma città aperta (1945) Siegfried (1924) Testament of Orpheus/Le testament d'Orphée (1959) Napoléon (1927) Dr. Mabuse the Gambler/Dr. Mabuse der Spieler (1922) La Règle du Jeu (1939) Berlin Express (1948) Manon (1949) Orphée (1950) Bhowani Junction (1956) The General (1926) Terror by Night (1946) Turksib (1929) Le plasir (1952) La Commune (2000) Terrorism Considered as One of the Fine Arts (2009) The Wrong Man (1956) La Strada (1954) Week End (1967) Los Olivdados (1950) Francesco, giullare di Dio (1950) Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) Le chaos (2007) Freaks (1932) Joan of Arc (1948) Le procès de Charles 1er (1963) Duck Soup (1933) Elephant (2003) Viva Villa! (1934) ¡Que viva México!/Da zdravstvuyet Meksika! (1930) Les visiteurs du soir (1942) Las Hurdes (1933) Vladimir et Rosa (1971) La Belle et la Bête (1940) Notorious (1946) The Thief of Baghdad (1924) The Crusades (1935) Djamilah (1958) Le collier perdu de la colombe (1990) Bab el hadid/Cairo Station (1958) Here and Elsewhere/Ici et Ailleurs (1976) La saison des hommes (2000) Arabian Nights/Il fiore delle Mille e una Notte (1974)

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