“I dreamed of a new encyclopedia … “. Sacha Guitry attended, “according to his tastes” the greatest personalities of his time. He filmed “in their attitudes the most familiar, whenever that was possible.” We see André Antoine, Sarah Bernhardt, Edgar Degas, Anatole France, Lucien Guitry, Octave Mirbeau, Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir at his side with his young son Claude Renoir, Henri-Robert, Auguste Rodin, Edmond Rostand, Camille Saint-Saëns . The silent version of 1915 lasted 22 minutes. This finall version redesigned in 1952, lasts 44 minutes, with plans Guitry in his office, and that this comment, shot by Frederic Rossif.
In 1952, “the commentary rewritten images in 1915. Guitry says his mistrust for a single image, which can not be a fair … Those of us is a dual film. It is 1952, which justifies the genius of 1915 and made a film, instead of a “pure” document archive. Bernard Eisenschitz, in al. Sacha Guitry, Filmmaker.
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