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Fantômas: Le mort qui tue (Louis Feuillade, 1913)


I saw the amazing Robert Frank retrospective at the Tate Modern today. There was a series he did in Paris 1948, when he was still something like a straightforward photographer. One picture was of the Rue de la Santé with the sublime prison walls at the corner of the endless Boulevard Arago. That was where the authorities used to erect the guillotine. I suppose Frank may not have known that when he took the snap, but he didn't have to as it was already psycho-geographically magnetic. I wonder whether Feuillade may even have shot the execution scene at the very same spot? Strangely, it was the only Parisian image not reproduced in the Robert Frank catalogue. And that really is Fantômastic. Maybe I imagined it?