Toute la mémoire du monde  

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"Physical details of the fake book seen in the film [''Toute la mémoire du monde] include a cover photograph of the Italian actress Lucia Bosè and an ersatz table of contents with possible references to Andre Breton's Point du jour (Break of Day, 1934), H. G. Wells (or Orson Welles), Jean-Marie Domenach, Agnes Varda, and Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps." --Critical Mass: Social Documentary in France from the Silent Era to the New Wave (2018) by Steven Ungar

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Toute la mémoire du monde is a documentary short film by Alain Resnais released in 1956.

In that film Lucia Bosè is the 'author' of Mars, a fictional book, the cover of which is unveiled at 9:42.

Synopsis

An essay on the potential and the limits of dutifully archived human knowledge, masquerading as a documentary on the organisation of the Bibliothèque nationale de France.

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