Georges Sadoul

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Georges Sadoul (on the left), French government official Dieterle, Fourre Cormeray and director Jean Grémillon (on the right) at the Okęcie airport in Warsaw

Georges Sadoul (4 February 1904 – 13 October 1967) was a French journalist and cinema writer.

Once a surrealist, he became a communist in 1932. He was a journalist of the Lettres Françaises.

He is the author of l'Histoire générale du cinéma, a comprehensive work on world cinema. He produced an important work on the filmmaker Georges Méliès.

Sadoul was born in Nancy. He was trained at the Sorbonne and the IDHEC, a French cinema school.

He is known for writing encyclopedias of film and filmmakers, many of which have been translated into English.

He died in Paris at the age of sixty three.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Histoire générale du cinéma. Tome 1. L'invention du cinéma (1832-1897), Denoël, 1946
  • Histoire générale du cinéma. Tome 2. Les pionniers du cinéma, Denoël, 1950-1975
  • Histoire générale du cinéma. Tome 3. Le cinéma devient un art - L'avant-guerre, Denoël, 1950-1975
  • Histoire générale du cinéma. Tome 4. Le cinéma devient un art - La première guerre mondiale, Denoël, 1950-1975
  • Histoire générale du cinéma. Tome 5. L'Art muet - L'après-guerre en Europe, Denoël, 1950-1975
  • Histoire générale du cinéma. Tome 6. L'Art muet - Hollywood - La fin du muet, Denoël, 1950-1975
  • Histoire générale du cinéma. Tome 6 (according to the initial outline). L'époque contemporaine (1939-1954) - 1/Le cinéma pendant la guerre (1939-1945), Denoël, 1946, rééd. 1954
  • Dictionnaire du cinéma, 1965
  • Dictionnaire des cinéastes, 1965
  • Histoire de l'art du cinéma, 3e édition, Flammarion, 1949
  • le Cinéma français, Flammarion, 1962
  • Histoire du cinéma mondial, des origines à nos jours, Flammarion, 1949