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
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
* The first documentary film in the world about the Pilgrimage to
* A l'Assaut des Aiguilles du Diable (1942).
* Expeditions of
Jacques-Yves Cousteau to the Mediterranean sea
Red Sea (1955 : preparatory to the realisation of The
Silent World ), and
Lake Titicaca (1968).
* French Polar Expedition in
Greenland with Paul-Emile Victor
* Victoire sur l'Annapurna, film on
Annapurna being reached as the
first 8000m summit reached in 1950 by
Maurice Herzog and Louis
* 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
Italy in Tempête sur les Alpes
* A l'assaut des Aiguilles du Diable (1945)
* Regards vers l'