Alexandre Astruc
Date of Birth
Jul 13, 1923
Birth Place:
Paris, France


Alexandre Astruc is one of the great film theorists; he was also a filmmaker. Unfortunately, but for one exception, his films fell short of his own critical ideals. One of his strongest arguments was for the idea of la caméra-stylo in which the camera is seen as a pen with its own unique language and that the images themselves add nuance and develop the narrative as much as the dialog does....