Saturday, May 20, 2023

New French book Sergio Sollima, le cinéma au couteau


Sergio Sollima, le cinéma au couteau

(Sergio Sollima, cinema with a knife)

Author: Vincent Jourdan


Country: France

Publisher: LettITotif

Language: French

Pages: 300

ISBN: 978-2-36716380-2

Available: Now


Filmmaker but also critic, author of a history of American cinema, traveler, theater man and screenwriter, Sergio Sollima (1921-2015) is one of the three great "Sergio" of the Italian western. Like Leone and Corbucci, he was born in Rome, experienced fascism and war, and found an outlet in cinema. A student at the prestigious Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome, he met Michelangelo Antonioni, Leopoldo Trieste and Roberto Rossellini. He moved on to directing in 1962 and made a name for himself with three kidnapped, picaresque and political westerns, Colorado, The Last Face to Face and Saludos Hombre!, which made actor Tomas Milian a popular film star. He then revisited film noir in The City of Violence with Charles Bronson and Revolver with Oliver Reed. Finally, he remains the creator of the mythical series Sandokan which reveals the Indian actor Kabir Bedi. His success opens a second career in television with the beautiful evocation of his youth years in I ragazzi di celluloide. This book, the first in French, invites you to discover an atypical and exciting work, that of a free and demanding author, who lived the cinema as a great adventure.

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