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Skrebneski, Victor (Artist/Photographer); Ebert, Roger; Kutza, Michael & Other Contributors. SKREBNESKI MOVING PICTURES! : 40 YEARS OF MOVING PICTURES FROM THE CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. Chicago, IL: Cinema/Chicago, 2004. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 244 pages. As New.

The artist/photographer's retrospective collection on subject. The first and only edition. Published in a very small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. The book is now very scarce. There is no ISBN. A brilliant production by Victor Skrebneski and Michael Kutza: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial hard boards, which feature one of the most celebrated Festival posters, red and black titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Victor Skrebneski. They are presented in eight separate yet seamlessly linked parts: "Stars", "Posters", "Directors", "Critics", "The Board", "Flash Back!", and "Flash Forward!". There are also vintage photographs, taken by numerous photojournalists, that Skrebneski included in the book. Introduction, "Forward Moving Pictures!", by Roger Ebert. Essays by John Russell Taylor on the sexy posters and Michael Kutza on the Festival's history. Printed on thick coated stock paper in Italy to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the Festival's 40th Anniversary, the book is Skrebneski's continuing homage to Chicago, his adopted city. He paid tribute to its opera with "Bravi!", on The Lyric Opera of Chicago, and to its theater, with "Steppenwolf 25". His tribute to The Chicago Film Festival, the world's most adventurous festival, is pure pleasure. If Cannes is about glamor; New York, intellectual seriousness; and Sundance, the "indie-film" spirit, Chicago is truly about the sheer diversity of global cinema. Many of the world's finest films were first shown here. It is a tribute to Skrebneski's merchandising genius that he created posters which deliberately emphasized sex appeal to draw attention to the Festival and get people interested in the films screened: It's cool and sexy to watch "foreign" films. The stars who have appeared at the Festival include Faye Dunaway, John Travolta, Cindy Crawford, Liv Ullmann, Tom Cruise, Sharon Stone, Richard Gere, and Robin Williams, among many others. The directors include Francois Truffaut, Patrice Chereau, Ming Lang Tsai, Oliver Stone, and Orson Welles, among many others. For his posters, Skrebneski picked only the best models: Dolph Lundgren, Iman, Marcus Schenkenburg, The Brewer Twins, and David Sojka, in solo, duo, trio, and group nude portraits. At his very best, Skrebneski is ranked with Richard Avedon and Irving Penn as a fashion, lifestyle, and portrait photographer. As a male and female nude photographer, he is firmly grounded in the great tradition of Horst and George Platt Lynes. The late great fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy paid Skrebneski the ultimate tribute anyone could hope for when he called the latter "an artist, not just a photographer". Cinema is the art of the 20th century, and it is celebrated by Skrebneski with passion, style, love, and reverence. A collection that one will pore over again and again, this is a "must-have" title for Skrebneski collectors. This title had a very small and limited print run, has been out-of-print for a long time, and is now highly collectible. This is one of extremely few copies still available online and has absolutely no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare copy thus. One of the finest living artist/photographers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER VICTOR SKREBNESKI TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $100.00

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