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Cinema can be defined in all of its techno intimacy and scientific heart as being simply, and literally, serial photography –a way to shoot over and over the canonical 24 frames per second in order to register and project its uniqueness, its being, and persist on our eyes like any good mobile illusion. The history of cinema is a trip by people who established alliances and formed boycotts with and against that serial nature each film carries in its genes. To be a series or not to be one? That is the question. And Gérard Courant, a filmmaker who remained invisible in our country until today, was the seed of this issue through a prolific work that extends for over four decades in his quest for continuity and rupture within the serial métier.
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Diego Trerotola


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