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On vous parle de Paris: Maspero

On vous parle de Paris : Maspero, les mots ont un sens

1970
France
20'
Documentary
B&W
VOF

"Number 5 in the series On vous parle de… : "Paris: Maspero, les mots ont un sens" (1970, ‘Maspero, Words Have a Meaning’), is an affectionate portrait of the left-wing publisher and bookshop owner François Maspero, who was a contributor to Far From Vietnam and would later publish the commentary to Le Fond de l’air est rouge. Premised on the idea that ‘for Maspero, words have a meaning’ – or expressed differently, that books have an active role to play in the global revolutionary movement – the film is divided into seven sections: Quotation, Introduction, Selection, Definition, Information, Recuperation and Contradiction."
Catherine Lupton, Chris Marker: Memories of the Future

Cast
François Maspéro, Fanchita Maspéro
Production
SLON

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