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THE FILMS OF JACQUES BRUNIUS VOLUME 1 SURREALISTIC INDUSTRIAL ARTHOUSE DVD-R

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Jacques B. Brunius (born Jacques Henri Cottance, 16 September 1906 – 24 April 1967) was a French actor, director and writer, who was born in Paris and died in Exeter, UK. He was cremated in Sidmouth, with a tribute by Mesens.

Assistant director to Luis Buñuel on L’Âge d’or, he appeared in more than 30 movies, using several alternate names: Jacques Borel, J.B. Brunius, Jacques-Bernard Brunius, Jacques Brunius, Brunius, J.B.Brunius. He acted in many of the early, more political, movies of his friend Jean Renoir. During World War II he broadcast from England to France over Radio Londres.[4] He married French-English actress Cecile Chevreau in 1951. Their son Richard was born in 1956.

Member of the surrealist group in France and then in England, with his friend E.L.T. MesensConroy MaddoxIthell ColquhounSimon Watson Taylor and Roland Penrose. Brunius attacked Toni del Renzio, who was married to Colquhoun and who was attempting to reanimate an inactive English group in 1942–3. Brunius’ countersigned the tract Idolatry and Confusion, which condemned and mocked del Renzio unjustifiably. In reality, Mesens feared a takeover of the group leadership by del Renzio.

He never missed an opportunity to defend surrealism, and participated in many a radio show.In 1959, he undertook a vigorous defense of the poetic valor of nursery rhymes.

 

contains:

1. AROUND AN ESCAPE: film dedicated to the memory of Albert Londres, docu-fiction (1931, 65′)

2. VIOLINS D’INGRES: documentary (1937, 30′)

3. RECORDS 37: documentary (1937, 28′)

4. BLACK SOURCES: Artistic documentary on the oil industry (1937, 38′)

black & white, mono, 2 hours. DVD-R comes packaged as shown in color DVD case, wrapped in plastic!

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