THE MOTHER OF CINEMA
Alice Guy-Blaché (1873 – 1968) was a pioneer French filmmaker and the first motion picture director to make a narrative fiction film, active from the late 19th century.
Neglected by film historians for years, she was the first woman to direct a film. From 1896 to 1920, she directed over 1,000 films, some 150 of which survive, and 22 of which are feature-length. She experimented with Gaumont’s Chronophone sync-sound system, color tinting, interracial casting and special effects.
The flip book comes with an Augmented Reality feature, that you can visualize when scanning the front cover with your smartphone or tablet: a 3 minutes mini-documentary about Guy-Blaché's life, her background and her most outstanding work. To access the AR content, simply scan the QR code included on the slipcase, install the Artivive App, open it and view the flip book on your screen.
135gr • 12 x 5 x 2cm • 240 pages
Paper: Semi-matte coated 170 gr
Micro-documentary: 2 minutes / English