Creative Process and Magic: Artists on Screen in the 1940s

  • Pierre Saurisse


When the French poet Paul Valéry died in July 1945, the film critic Charles Spaak lamented that his face and voice had not been preserved on film. Spaak claimed not to have spared any effort in attempting to make a film about the poet when he was alive, and described scenes he had imagined: “A pilgrimage to Sète, a visit to the maritime cemetery were planned, with Valéry alive.

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  • Pierre Saurisse
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  1. 1.Sotheby’s Institute of ArtLondonUK

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