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Bertrand Blier
     

Bertrand Blier

by Sue Harris
 

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The most complete study of Blier's work to date, Harris traces the director's career from the early 1960s until the present. Outlines the forms, themes and style which dominate in Blier's work, and challenges the many labels that have been used to describe both the corpus of films and the man himself. Provides an original and controversial discussion of Blier's

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The most complete study of Blier's work to date, Harris traces the director's career from the early 1960s until the present. Outlines the forms, themes and style which dominate in Blier's work, and challenges the many labels that have been used to describe both the corpus of films and the man himself. Provides an original and controversial discussion of Blier's alleged 'misogyny', and invites the reader to understand the scatological and corporeal aspects of Blier's filmmaking in terms of long-established traditions of popular dramatic culture. Brings to light the comic mechanisms underpinning Blier's films and identifies strategies which navigate through one of the most entertaining and disconcerting bodies of work of recent years. The first book on Blier published in English.

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...the discussion is clear, theoretically sophisticated, and closely argued... Choice

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ISBN-13:
9780719052972
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2001
Series:
French Film Directors Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
0.41(w) x 5.00(h) x 8.00(d)

Meet the Author

Sue Harris is Lecturer in French at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London

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