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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
Karakoram
(1936) and released the first French movie in CinemaScope
CinemaScope
, Nouveaux Horizons (1953).

CONTENTS

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

FILMOGRAPHY

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
Greenland
with Paul-Emile Victor (1949). * Victoire sur l'Annapurna, film on Annapurna
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
Torino
, Italy
Italy
in Tempête sur les Alpes (1944-1945).

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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