The Info List - Marcel Ichac

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MARCEL ICHAC (October 22, 1906 - April 9, 1994) was a French alpinist , explorer , photographer and film director . Born in Rueil , France, Ichac was one of the first people to introduce electronic music in cinema with Ondes Martenot
Ondes Martenot
for Karakoram
(1936) and released the first French movie in CinemaScope
, Nouveaux Horizons (1953).


* 1 Filmography * 2 Bibliography * 3 Awards * 4 References * 5 External links


Ichac directed movies of French explorations during the years 1930-1950. Expeditions he directed include:

* Karakoram, the first French expedition in Himalaya, Karakoram (1936) * The first documentary film in the world about the Pilgrimage to Mecca (1940). * A l'Assaut des Aiguilles du Diable (1942). * Expeditions of Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Jacques-Yves Cousteau
to the Mediterranean sea (1948), the Red Sea
Red Sea
(1955 : preparatory to the realisation of The Silent World ), and Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca
(1968). * French Polar Expedition in Greenland
with Paul-Emile Victor (1949). * Victoire sur l'Annapurna, film on Annapurna
being reached as the first 8000m summit reached in 1950 by Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal ). * Les Etoiles de Midi (1959). Entered into the 9th Berlin International Film Festival . * Le Conquérent de l'inutile (1967), a film he made about the life of his friend and mountain climber Lionel Terray .

Additionally, Ichac captured images of mountain warfare in World War II and the liberation of Torino
, Italy
in Tempête sur les Alpes (1944-1945).


* A l'assaut des Aiguilles du Diable (1945) * Regards vers l' Annapurna