Léon Moussinac

Moussinac, Léon

French writer, film and art critic, film historian and film theorist (1890-1964). Autograph manuscript notes signed. no place, no date. 8vo. 8 1/4 pp.
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Autograph manuscript notes „Cinematographie“, the last leaf cut to less than half, signed on the last page. browning, creases. Mussinac actively fought for the promotion of Soviet cinema in France. It was because of him that the demonstrations of films by Dziga Vertov and Strike by Sergei Eisenstein took place at the 1925 Exhibition of Decorative Arts. He also organized a screening of the film Battleship Potemkin and founded the first in France mass cinema club "Friends of Spartacus", which was engaged in the propaganda of Soviet cinema.

In 1927, Mussinac visited the Soviet Union, after which he wrote the book Le cinéma soviétique (Soviet cinema) in 1928. In 1930 along with Paul Vaillant-Couturier and Louis Aragon, Moussinac founded the Association des Écrivains et Artistes Révolutionnaires (AEAR) created in France, at the head of it which also appeared Charles Vildrac and Francis Jourdain. Under the implied authority of the French Communist Party, the goal of association, and its organ Commune, was to bring together the various cultural currents which, in France, are concerned at the time the relationship between the revolutionary commitment, art and culture..

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