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).[citation needed]


1 Filmography 2 Bibliography 3 Awards 4 References 5 External links

Filmography[edit] Ichac directed movies of French explorations during the years 1930-1950.[1][2][3] 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
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
Paul-Emile Victor
(1949). Victoire sur l'Annapurna, film on the 1950 French Annapurna expedition, with the first 8000m summit being reached by Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal). Les Etoiles de Midi (1959). Entered into the 9th Berlin International Film Festival.[4] 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). Bibliography[edit]

A l'assaut des Aiguilles du Diable (1945) Regards vers l'Annapurna (1951) Quand brillent les Etoiles de Midi (1960)


Silver Lion in the Venice film festival
Venice film festival
for Karakoram. Directed winner of the Prix du documentaire at Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
in 1952. Produced An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge which won Academy Award for Live Action Short Film.


^ Sadoul, Georges; Morris, Peter (1972). Dictionary of Film Makers. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-02151-8. pg 121 ^ Leblanc, Gérard (1997) Scénarios du réel, Volume 2:193-197 Editions L'Harmattan ^ Rège, Philippe (2009) Encyclopedia of French Film Directors, Volume 1:515 Scarecrow Press ^ "IMDB.com: Awards for Stars at Noon". imdb.com. Retrieved 2010-01-10. 

External links[edit]

Marcel Ichac filmography Movies of Marcel Ichac Review of the movie and book Les Etoiles de Midi Images of Groenland in 1949 by Marcel Ichac Marcel Ichac receiving the Prix du Documentaire at the 1952 Cannes Film Festival Marcel Ichac on IMDb

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