Quatorze Juillet [July 14]

N.p. N.p., Circa 1932. Vintage photograph of director René Clair in the midst of an outdoor shot with his cinematographer Georges Perinal on location for the 1933 film.

A wonderful image, capturing Clair and Perinal as they set up the kind of shot that distinguished the director's work: viewing an intimate scene through a window from the street. This film, for which Clair wrote the screenplay, is a quintessential one for Clair, wherein a young cab driver and his flower girl neighbor fall in love in a world where all odds are against them.

Georges Perinal was one of the great cinematographers in early French and European cinema, working with every major director of that time, and in particular with Clair. In addition to shooting all of Clair's major films in the 1930s, he also photographed Cocteau's "Blood of a Poet" (1932), William Cameron Menzies' "Things to Come" (1936), Michael Powell's "The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp" (1943), and Carol Reed's "The Fallen Idol" (1948).

9.5 x 8 inches. In an archival mat. Fine.

[Book #135598]