La Glu involving the mischievous adventures of a boy with a bucket of glue that resembles today’s cyanoacrylate equivalent.
Alice Guy Blaché (July 1,1873 – March 24,1968), the world’s first woman filmmaker, was one of the key figures in the development of narrative film and is considered to be one of the first directors of a fiction film. From 1896 to 1920 she directed hundreds of short films (including over 100 synchronized sound films and twenty-two feature films), produced hundreds more, and was the first – and so far the only – woman to own and run her own studio plant (The Solax Studio in Fort Lee, NJ, 1910-1914). She made films within a range of genres from social documents, historical and religious dramas, comedies, adventures and romance. Gilbert Adair, the distinguished writer on cinema wrote,“Her films are loaded with wit, charm, magic and an explorer’s curiosity and vision.”
Alice Guy was born to French parents who were working in Chile where her father owned a chain of bookstores. Her mother returned home to give birth to Alice in Paris. For the first few years of her life she was left… read more