Archive for January, 2008

These two handsome seminarists in Jean Renoir’s Une partie de campagne are Henri Cartier-Bresson and Georges Bataille in the flesh. Being an extra wasn’t Bataille’s only foray into movies. He wrote a screenplay under the title of La Maison brûlée about a peasant (modeled very clearly after Bataille himself) who marries a woman five days […]


At Documents you can see Germaine Dulac’s film The Seashell and the Clerygman. Also featured are a text of Antonin Artaud who wrote the screenplay in which he writes favorably about Dulac’s adaptation and an account which fuses various testimonies of the film’s premiere with the surrealists protesting violently against the film. The post closes […]