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By Professor Phil Powrie, Professor Eric Rebillard

Pierre Batcheff was once a well known cinema superstar of the Twenties, a French Valentino best-known to trendy audiences because the protagonist of the avant-garde vintage, Un chien andalou (1929). not like different stars, Batcheff moved inside highbrow circles, particularly the Surrealists. This biography locations the silent monitor celebrity in the context of Twenties well known cinema and its male stars. Batcheff's existence exemplifies the tensions among "popular" and the "intellectual" as cinema—the topic of extreme highbrow curiosity throughout Europe—became categorised someplace among commercialism and "art." significant motion pictures 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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