FROM THE JOURNALS OF JEAN SEBERG

This deconstruction of the life and career of this Midwestern girl, Hollywood star at 19, New Wave icon at 21, and suicide at 40, is undertaken by Seberg herself, as embodied by Mary Beth Hurt. The spirit and inventiveness of Rappaport's script, combined with the endless flow of disillusioned observations and carefully chosen and nervously edited film extracts, make this film a remarkably stimulating piece.

 

“No Standard film biography could hope to compete with the brilliance and sheer emotional impact of Rappaport’s FROM THE JOURNALS OF JEAN SEBERG. An outright dazzler!”

- ‘Los Angeles Times’

 
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“Audacious. Fascinating. Original. If it is true, as Jean-Luc Godard once said, that ‘cinema history is the history of boys photographing girls,’ then one task of movie historians should be to find out what happened to the girls.”

- Roger Ebert, ‘Chicago Sun-Times’

Filmmaker Marie Losier

Mark Rappaport, a native of New York, worked as a film editor before making his own films, including THE SCENIC ROUTE (1978), IMPOSTORS (1980), POSTCARDS (1990) and EXTERIOR NIGHT (1994). His film-essays include ROCK HUDSON'S HOME MOVIES (1992), FROM THE JOURNALS OF JEAN SEBERG (1995) and THE SILVER SCREEN / COLOR ME LAVENDER (1998). Many of his articles on cinema have been published in the French film journal 'Trafic' over the years, as well as in 'Cinema'. The spectator who knew too much is the first collection of his writings. In 2008, his photomontage film was screened for the first time at the Lincoln Center in New York, as part of the New York Film Festival. Mark Rappaport currently lives in Paris. 

 
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“Once again the incredibly talented Mark Rappaport (ROCK HUDSON’S HOME MOVIES) crashes the boundaries between art and life. Funny, sad and immensely clever.”

- ‘L.A. Weekly’

 
 
 

Contents

Format: DVD PAL / Region 0
(No Regional Code)

FROM THE JOURNALS OF JEAN SEBERG
(US, 1995)

Director: Mark Rappaport
Cast: Mary Beth Hurt

  • 97 minutes
  • Video
  • B&W, Color
  • Sound

BONUS MATERIAL

BECOMING ANITA EKBERG
(US, 2014)

Director: Mark Rappaport

  • 17 minutes
  • Video
  • Color
  • Sound


DEBRA PAGET, FOR EXAMPLE
(US, 2016)

Director: Mark Rappaport

  • 37 minutes
  • Video
  • Color
  • Sound
   

Total Running Time: 02:31:00

Language: English, with French subtitles

Booklet Text: Jonathan Rosenbaum, Mark Rappaport (52 pages, in French and English)

Published By: Re:Voir Video

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