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Venom and Eternity (1951)

Traité de bave et d'éternité (original title)
In this experimental film, Isidore Isou, the leader of the lettrist movement, lashes out at conventional cinema and offers a revolutionary form of movie-making: through scratching and ... See full summary »

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Isidore Isou ...
Daniel
...
Himself
Blanchette Brunoy ...
Elle-même
Blaise Cendrars ...
Himself
...
Himself
Danièle Delorme ...
Herself
Edouard Dermithe ...
Himself (as Edouard Dhermitte)
...
Himself (as Daniel Gelin)
André Maurois ...
Himself
Armand Salacrou ...
Himself (as A. Salacrou)
Rodica Valeanu
Albert J. LeGros ...
Daniel (voice)
Bernard Blin ...
Narrator (voice)
Serge ...
(voice)
...
(voice) (as Colette)
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In this experimental film, Isidore Isou, the leader of the lettrist movement, lashes out at conventional cinema and offers a revolutionary form of movie-making: through scratching and bleaching the film, through desynchronizing the soundtrack and the visual track, through deconstructing the story, he aims to renew the seventh art the same way he tried to revolutionize the literary world. Written by Guy Bellinger

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25 January 1952 (France)  »

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