Malle on Malle

By Louis Malle

For 35 years Louis Malle has pursued probably the most different and winning careers in post-war cinema. during this publication, he discusses his improvement as an artist - the customarily fierce controversies aroused by means of his motion pictures facing matters like baby prostitution, incest and wartime collaboration, the yr spent taking pictures his "Phantom India" documentary sequence and his selection to maneuver to the United States to make motion pictures within the Nineteen Seventies. Malle additionally talks in regards to the recurrent subject matters of his movies, his ardour for jazz and his paintings with actors and actresses, starting from stars comparable to Jeanne Moreau and Burt Lancaster to the non-professional young children who look in "Lacombe Lucien" and "Au Revoior Les Enfants".

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