Cinema Chairs Project


  • Author fotografie di Alberto Bortoluzzi
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Size 26x26 cm
  • Pages 96
  • Illustrations 30 a colori
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2010
  • ISBN 9788836617272
  • Price € 25,00  € 23,75
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This volume is based on an idea of the photographer Alberto Bortoluzzi who, while rummaging through a public dump, came across an old cinema seat that was falling to pieces. It captivated him and it pained him to see it abandoned there. He began wondering how many of its fellows had survived now that anti-fire regulations and multi-screen complexes have modernised everything.
Why not pay photographic homage to them and collect all the material into a book and an exhibition? Little by little as their numbers grew, he realised that while the actual seats had seen many films and had many people sit on them, it would also be interesting and worthwhile to have a short contribution written by those who created this magic, namely the film directors.
Bortoluzzi asked them for their memories of some special cinema, what they felt and let them to their profession. The result is an insight on the history of cinema in the twentieth Century. It begins with the piece by Monicelli who was born in the days of silent films and it continues up to the present day to contemporary directors and the disappearance of film in celluloid, now replaced by the digital era. A trip down memory lane and into the magic of cinema described by those who created it.

Milan, July - August 2010