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New Video Bows Henri Cartier-Bresson Set



By :Billy Gil | Posted: 09 Feb 2010
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Genre: Documentary
Studio: New Video
Street date: 3/30
Prebook Date: 2/23
Price/Format: $49.95 two-DVD set
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Photojournalist Henri Cartier-Bresson shot several documentaries between the 1930s and 1970s that are being released together with documentaries on Cartier-Bresson in a two-DVD set, Henri Cartier-Bresson: Collector’s Edition, from New Video’s Arthouse Films label. The set is timed to street just before a retrospective of Cartier-Bresson’s work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Disc one of the set includes five films by Cartier-Bresson: Victory of Life (1937), Spain Will Live (1938), The Return (1945), California Impressions (1970) and Southern Exposures (1971). Disc two includes features on or related to the subject himself, with Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye (2003), Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Adventure (1962), Contacts: Henri Cartier-Bresson (1994), Flagrants délits (1967), A Day in the Studio of Henri Cartier-Bresson (2005) and Lest We Forget: Letter to Mamadou Bâ (1991), the latter of which he made with Martine Franck.

The set also includes a 24-page book with criticism of Cartier-Bresson’s work as well as reproductions of his photographs.

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