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The Mystery of Picasso / Film synopsis
Director Henri-Georges Clouzot peers into the imagination of Pablo Picasso's studio and emerges with a quiet documentary that captures the revolutionary painter's creative process. Through a combination of stop-motion and time-lapse photography, Picasso's Cubist work comes to life on screen. Paint strokes and splashes
Director Henri-Georges Clouzot peers into the imagination of Pablo Picasso's studio and emerges with a quiet documentary that captures the revolutionary painter's creative process. Through a combination of stop-motion and time-lapse photography, Picasso's Cubist work comes to life on screen. Paint strokes and splashes of color appear as if by magic, as empty canvases become platforms for a series of daring and original drawings and paintings that exist only within the confines of this film.
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The Mystery of Picasso

PG · 1956 ‧ Documentary ‧ 1h 18m
86% · Rotten Tomatoes 7.7/10 · IMDb 3.7/5 · Letterboxd
Director Henri-Georges Clouzot peers into the imagination of Pablo Picasso's studio and emerges with a quiet documentary that captures the revolutionary painter's creative process. Through a combination of stop-motion and time-lapse photography,...
Release date: February 21, 1986 (USA)
Music composed by: Georges Auric
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The Mystery of Picasso (French: Le mystère Picasso) is a 1956 French documentary film about the painter Pablo Picasso, directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, and showing Picasso in the act of creating paintings for the camera. Production company: Filmsonor Music by: Georges Auric Release date: 18 May 1956 (France) Directed by: Henri-Georges Clouzot
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Pablo Picasso, the most influential artist of the twentieth century, is making a painting, and Henri-Georges Clouzot, the famous French director (The Wages of Fear ...
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Famed French suspense specialist Henri-Georges Clouzot concentrates upon a real-life enigma in The Mystery of Picasso. While we are treated to several ... No Score Yet: The Bold Type
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Feb 27, 2019 · The conceit of Henri-Georges Clouzot's 1956 documentary The Mystery of Picasso is both ingenious and resonantly disappointing. The French ...
For that reason "The Mystery of Picasso," which came to the Fine Arts yesterday, rates better as light entertainment than as a serious film about art.This close on ...
May 4, 2003 · Henri-Georges Clouzot's 1956 film, The Mystery of Picasso (Le Mystère Picasso), sets out some lofty goals for itself. In only 75 minutes, Clouzot ...
Feb 18, 2018 · ... the twentieth century's most iconic artists is created is compellingly explored in Henri-Georges Clouzot's 1956 THE MYSTERY OF PICASSO.
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May 21, 2019 · Synopsis. Using a specially designed transparent 'canvas' to provide an ... About halfway through THE MYSTERY OF PICASSO Clouzot ...
Feb 19, 1986 · French film producer Henri-Georges Clouzot didn't discover that, but he proved himself a master of the genre in his 1955 work “The Mystery of ...