Claude Lanzmann is a French writer and the director of a number of films, including the nine-and-a-half-hour classic Shoah (1985), which was described by The Washington Post as "the film event of the century" and is regarded internationally as a historical and cinematic breakthrough. Lanzmann is chief editor of Les Temps Modernes, which was founded by Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir.
I enjoyed Claude Lanzmans's point of perspective while filming Shoah.Published 2 months ago by aimee
I did not realize when I ordered the book that it was all about things: treasures - lacquers - Japonaise art etc. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Marion Karczmar
He has also created one of the great and lasting monuments to a lost world. For that, alone, his is a life worth reading about. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Librum
Am interesting life. An extraordinary vitality. A surprise. From the French Resistance to the filming of SHOAH. Sometimes bully in his opinions. Biased but, acceptable. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Claudiomm
A compelling reconstruction of of the intellectual development of the producer/director of Shoah. Especially strong in recounting his relationship to Simone deBeauvior and Sartre. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Irving Seidman
The themes jumped around zigzag like a hare pursued by hounds. Lack of continuity; it also should have an index.Published 23 months ago by Ernest Seinfeld
It's well written, he's crammed a lot in one lifetime (not over yet), his opinions on the struggle for Algerian independence are insightful and he takes us "behind the scenes... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Robert G Field
As an admirer of Claude Lanzamann's films, I was looking forward to reading his memoir. In particular his vision in constructing "Shoah". Read morePublished on May 24, 2013 by "Belgo Geordie"
An exceptional book written by an exceptional man who had intimate relationships with some of the most famous French writers of his time, and who was responsible for the finest... Read morePublished on November 19, 2012 by Philip J. Stein