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Decoin, Henri (director, screenwriter); Michel Audiard, Claude Brule, Pierre Roustang, Albert Valentin (screenwriters); Paul Apoteker (still photographer); Maurice Vidalin (poem); Michele Morgan, Henri Vidal, Francis Blanche (starring)
Too Late to Love [Pourquoi viens-tu si tard...] (Collection of 370 original keybook still photographs from the 1959 film)
Paris: Ulysse Production / Cinedis, 1959. Collection of 370 original black-and-white keybook still photographs from the 1959 French film, consisting of two unique and complimentary pieces, one being a studio film still keybook with 97 contact prints of small format transparencies, most with 12 images per print, amounting to over 1,000 images captured, nearly all images with series number etched in the original film negative before development, and credits at the top for photo laboratory (Tele-Photo), film studio (Ulysse), film title, and photographer Apoteker, housed in an oblong 2-ring paper binder with printed French titles on the front. Laid in is a small piece of graph paper addressed "Cher Christian", presumably filmmaker Christian-Jaque, with brief slightly illegible note in French in holograph ink. The remaining 273 photographs are single photos with similar etched series numbers, mounted with cello tape on thick stock in two quarto "Lavis aquarelle" brand spiral bound notebooks with maroon faux leather front wrapper, printed French titles affixed to the front wrapper of one. Small "x" annotations in holograph ink on several pages. All three keybooks capture the film and photographer Apoteker's sense of desperation in composed and candid moments. Michele Morgan and Gil Vidal dominate the imagery, hamming for the camera and in action scenes, with Vidal emerging from a car crash and rarely without a glass in-hand, and stunning images of Morgan hula-hooping off-set and in several placid studio portraits. Catherine (Morgan) is an alcoholic lawyer who enlists the help of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Royal Books [United States]

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