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By Professor Phil Powrie, Professor Eric Rebillard

Pierre Batcheff used to be a well-known cinema celebrity of the Twenties, a French Valentino best-known to fashionable audiences because the protagonist of the avant-garde vintage, Un chien andalou (1929). in contrast to different stars, Batcheff moved inside of highbrow circles, particularly the Surrealists. This biography locations the silent monitor superstar in the context of Nineteen Twenties renowned cinema and its male stars. Batcheff's lifestyles exemplifies the tensions among "popular" and the "intellectual" as cinema—the topic of severe highbrow curiosity throughout Europe—became labeled someplace among commercialism and "art." significant movies studied intimately comprise: Le Double amour (Epstein, 1925), Feu Mathias Pascal (L'Herbier, 1925), ?ducation de prince (Diamant-Berger, 1927), Le Joueur d'?checs (Bernard, 1927), los angeles Sir?ne des tropiques (Eti?vant and Nalpas, 1927), Les Deux timides (Clair, 1928), Un chien andalou (Bu?uel, 1929), Monte-Cristo (Fescourt, 1929), and Baroud (Ingram, 1932).

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