The Crazy Ray | In Paris Parks | Le Sourire. René Clair, Shirley Clarke, Serge Bourguignon.
The Crazy Ray | In Paris Parks | Le Sourire
The Crazy Ray | In Paris Parks | Le Sourire
The Crazy Ray | In Paris Parks | Le Sourire

The Crazy Ray | In Paris Parks | Le Sourire

Blackhawk Print, Halcyon Films, 1960. Description: A lot of three films:

1) The Crazy Ray (Paris Qui Dort), 1923. Written and directed by René Clair. A comedy set in Paris in the 1920s about an inventor with a ray capable of freezing things and people in place. Black and white; silent. 16mm; approx. 700ft. Blackhawk Print.

2) In Paris Parks, 1954. A short cinema verité film depicting children and adults enjoying a Paris park. Directed by Shirley Clarke with music by Lanoue Davenport. Beautiful color; sound. 16mm; approx. 13 minutes. A Halcyon Films Presentation. 109-40-6723.

3) Le Sourire (The Smile), 1960. A short film about Buddhist monastic life that won the 1960 Palm d’Or for Best Short Film. Directed by Serge Bourguignon; Pathé Overseas et Les Films Tamara. Color; sound. 16mm; approx. 21 minutes. In quite good condition. 109-40-7395.

Condition: All films have been played only rarely and therefore show very little wear. Any instances of vinegar syndrome or color turning have been noted in the description of the individual film in question. For more detailed inquiries regarding the condition of a specific film, please contact us.

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Price: $250