Alas! Cinema has become intelligent!



I was able to track down “the first summary study” (Gérard Lenne) of horror and science fiction cinema. The list of authors who contributed to this special issue of Cinéma 57 is really impressive:

Included are articles by favorite surrealists Robert Benayoun and Ado Kyrou; Lotte H. Eisner (The Haunted Screen); Raymond Borde and Étienne Chaumeton, co-authors of Panorama du film noir américain; Jean Boullet, a draughtsman (a cross between Cocteau and Tom of Finland) and horror film aficionado who afterwards became a frequent collaborator on Midi Minuit Fantastique and last but not least André S. Labarthe, critic for the Cahiers du Cinéma and producer of the groundbreaking TV-series Cinéastes de notre temps.
Jean-Louis Caussou was formerly unknown to me, but he came up with the wonderful headline which I used for this post. features a great dossier on Midi Minuit Fantastique where those of you who speak French will find further information.

Click here for a complete synopsis.


2 Responses to “Alas! Cinema has become intelligent!”

  1. 1 greg

    Gorgeous blog, I love it.

  2. Thank you very much. I looked up your blog and I’m stunned by the originality of the illustration.


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