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Alberto Cavalcanti.

CAVALCANTI Alberto.; KLAUE Wolfgang (1962.)

£100.00  [First Edition]

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Illustrations. First edition. 8vo., original wrappers. Berlin, Staatlichen Filmarchiv der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik und dem Club der Filmschaffenden der DDR.

Inscribed by the author on the half title page, 'Thanks, Paul Rotha from Cav. Leipzig 62'. Paul Rotha was a documentary film maker and critic whose influential book The Film Till Now was the first study of world cinema, still important today. For three years Cavalcanti headed the GPO Film Unit, a time of which Rotha was very critical, complaining of Cavalcanti's insistence on the supremacy of technique over substance. A very good copy, extremities lightly worn, tail of spine chipped.

Stock Code: 130882