Paris: Cinedis, 1962. Original French press kit for the 1962 Italian film. Includes 36 borderless vintage photographs (two with the stamp of photographer G. Antro on the verso), lavish multi-lingual oversize programs, synopsis and credits. A personal, working copy of someone involved in the film or distribution, as evidenced by the numerous French-language typed and holograph notes and memorandum laid in. Housed in a one-pocket printed studio folder.
Based on the crimes and confidants of Italian bandit Salvatore Giuliano (played by Cammarata), who rose to prominence within the Mafia after the 1943 Allied invasion of Sicily. Shot in nonlinear documentary style, with Giuliano's character off-screen for most of the film, Rosi's narrative employs formal and stylistic elements like time-jumping to envision the truth about the gangster's life, neither objective or fictional, and minimalist neo-realism at its finest. A groundbreaking work of political filmmaking.
Film stills 7 x 9.25 inches (18 x 23.25 cm), the two rubber-stamped photos 8.25 x 10.5 inches; film credits, synopsis, and letters 8.25 x 10.5 inches; film programs 9.25 x 13 inches and 9.5 x 12.75 inches; folder 10 x 13 inches. Very Good plus overall.
Arrow 978. Criterion Collection 228. Schrader 50.
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