A famous photograph of Jean Seberg and Jean-Paul Belmondo strolling the Champs-Elysées is not, contrary to what one might think, an image of the film. It is a pure staging by photographer Raymond Cauchelier to whom we owe this common sense reflection: “what is good for the cinema, is not always so for the photo …”. Photography thought like the twenty-fifth image, the one we remember! In 1936, with the victory of the Popular Front, we witness the height of poetic realism. It is a cinema shot in the studio where decorators such as Alexandre Trauner play an important role....
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