London: British Film Institute. Very Good+. 1978. First Edition. Softcover. 0-85170-082-9 . [slight fading/color-shifting along spine and edges of rear cover, minor price-sticker-removal scarring to lower corner of rear cover]. Trade PB A collection of critical essays and other pieces on the work of German-born director Max Ophuls (1902-1957), whose career encompassed distinctive work in Germany, France and Hollywood. Issued to accompany a retrospective of Ophuls's films presented at the National Film Theatre in London, the small book (87 pages) includes a 1957 interview with Ophuls (conducted by Francois Truffaut and Jacques Rivette), and two pieces by the director himself: a short essay, "The Pleasure of Seeing" (1954) and "Thoughts on Film" (1956). The latter, described as "an improvisation," is the script for a radio play with Ophuls himself as its primary character. In addition to the editor, Paul Willemen, other contributors are Frieda Grafe, Masao Yamaguchi, and Stephen Heath. Includes a combined chronology/filmography. . (Inventory #: 23541)
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