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Semolue, Jean
Dreyer (Inscribed by Carl Theodor Dreyer)
Paris: Classiques du Cinema no. 10 / Editions Universitaires, 1962. Later printing, trade softcover. INSCRIBED by Carl Theodor Dreyer, in a slightly shaky hand, on the title page: "To Pierre Goulliard / Carl Th. Dreyer." Danish director Dreyer began in the cinema as a creator of intertitle cards for silent films, and after moving to France met Jean Cocteau, Jean Hugo, and other members of the French artists' scene. His first film, "The Passion of Joan of Arc" (1928) is almost entirely visual and ironically with very few intertitles, and is considered one of the greatest films of all time. His subsequent films include several works that are in the same category, masterpieces of paranoia, personal torment, and relentless indictment of organized religion. A truly rare signature, the only one we have ever encountered. From the collection of noted cinephile and collector Pierre Goulliard, who spent decades in the latter half of the twentieth century obtaining inscriptions from the giants of European cinema. Near Fine in wrappers. Square and tight, with a faint reader's crease and some light rubbing to the edges. Text in French, profusely photo illustrated throughout. Criterion Collection 62, 125, 126, 127, 128, 437. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Royal Books [United States]

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